Online Bingo has experienced the same kind of growth as casinos and poker online. The internet is perfect for networking, and it suits bingo down to the ground- there are plenty of sites out their offering a whole range of different types of bingo games and jackpots. But who to choose? Well, read on, as we have pulled a no nonsense guide to the cream of the crop of sites that offer bingo online in the UK.
Some sites offer 75 ball bingo versus 90 ball bingo, some you have to download software, some have lots of small cash prizes, others have fewer but larger jackpots. There are give aways, and some great chat rooms to meet other players when you are playing online.
Online Bingo – the basics
Bingo is a simple but fun game- the aim is to be the first to complete the game pattern on your bingo card. If you do, yell “bingo” because you have won the prize. Who cares if you are still in your pyjamas at home?
In online bingo, your bingo cards are selected randomly for you. Most online bingo halls give you 3 or 4 cards. You may get more. Every online bingo game has a caller or a display board for the numbers that come in. The game pattern will also be displayed.
Keep a close eye on the pattern. The dificulty of completeing the pattern will vary depending on the card: you can have straight lines in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction to complete. Or you could have a blackout or coverall card where you have to cover the whole card.
The numbers come up quickly, usually every 10 seconds, so pay attention to the numbers as they are called and mark them off quickly with no mistakes. Some bingo halls automatically mark or “daub” the numbers for you, (but we reckon its more fun doing it yourself)
The numbers keep coming until one or more players claim bingo. Then the game stops and the numbers are checked. If there’s a winner, they scoop the prize. If there is more than one winner, the jackpot is split evenly among the winners.
Online bingo is well-known for its bubbly chat rooms. In the rooms you can talk to other players and make friends, ask the Chat Hosts questions and play side games to earn Loyalty Points.
Most sites now have a good range of instant side games, such as BlackJack, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker etc.
Instant Games can be played while you are playing bingo (or in between games). A separate game window normally pops-up. Either play the Instant Games for real or for fun.