Play Online Bingo

If you think that traditional bingo is exciting and fun, wait until you play the game online. Online bingo brings you the same great experience as your favourite bingo hall, but with extra advantages, all in front of your monitor.

Once you have made the initial decision to try online bingo, you’re probably thinking: What next? The first thing you need to do is find a bingo site that suits your requirements. There are hundreds of bingo sites out there and it’s really a matter of wading through a couple of them to get a feel for what’s on offer and what’s not. You could ask friends to recommend their favourite site or check gambling message boards. Ideally, you’ll want to find a site that has a good reputation, is compatible to your computer system and offers you the opportunity to pay with a method that is suitable to you.

Once you’ve found a site that you think looks interesting, you need to choose whether you want to use flash or download software to play bingo. Flash software allows you to play straight off the site, without the need to download. The download option might take a bit longer in the beginning, but the time and effort is worth it if you consider the excellent graphics and awesome features that come with downloaded software.

We strongly suggest that you try bingo for free before playing for real money. To do this, you will be asked to register with the site by providing your name and email address. The site will then issue you with a password and you’re ready to roll!

Most online bingo sites offer the standard game of bingo, plus many other variants of the game. Bingo is one of the easiest games to learn and you can probably pick it up within minutes, even if you have never played it in your life before. Basically, each player has a minimum of one card (usually three at online bingo sites). Each card contains 25 numbers, plus a free space. At online casino sites, random number generators (RNG) produce the numbers and the first person to fill a row, column or diagonal pattern calls BINGO and wins that round. While this is considered the standard method of playing online bingo, other ways include specifying other patterns to complete, such as the four corners of the board, etc.

New players usually start with three cards that appear in their window, with a bingo tote board (to show previously called numbers) and a chat area. When the RNG calls a number, players cover them with a click of their mouse. If they are successful in matching a pattern, they click the BINGO button and the prize is theirs. Most free games don’t carry huge prizes (if any) and players should look at these rounds as experience for the real thing.

Once you have played a few rounds of free games, you will start to become familiar with additional features such as ‘Best Card Sorting’ where your best cards – the ones that are closest to winning – are automatically sorted for you at the top of your bingo screen.

When you feel that you have enough experience with the free games on the bingo site, you will find that the time has come to play for real money. At this point, you will be requested to fund your account first. Bingo sites have different methods of deposit and good sites will offer you a variety of methods such as by credit card, bank transfers or electronic banking. Once you play for real money, you stand in line to win all the big prizes offered on the site.

While you don’t necessarily HAVE to chat when playing online bingo, the experience would not be the same if you didn’t. Chatting is definitely what brings a new dimension to internet bingo and is what draws thousands of new players to the game each month. Chatting to other players while playing adds an element of socialising and intimacy. As time goes by, you will learn the famous bingo lingo used among online bingo players and become part of the great bingo community out there. GL (good luck!)
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