Bingo is a game which has been around for centuries. It originated in Italy, and is still played there as a tradition on Saturdays today. It is a game of chance, with little skill required, however there are still tips and tricks one can use to maximise one’s chances in the game.
With traditional bingo, each player is issued with a card of random numbers. The bingo caller then calls out a series of randomly selected numbers, and players mark off or daub the corresponding numbers on their cards as the numbers are called. The first player to have marked off all the numbers on their card is the winner.
Online Bingo closely resembles traditional Bingo, except clearly the online version is digital. In online Bingo, the cards and numbers are issued electronically, just like when you are playing blackjack NZ games or any other RNG powered online game. Every online bingo site has an electronic caller, and display board of your numbers. It will also display the pattern you have chosen to fill in. Most sites will automatically fill in your cards for you, however if you prefer to daub manually, this is also an option.
You have the option to purchase 75 or 90 bingo numbers on a card, depending on which rules (European or Standard US rules) the site you have selected uses. Each number is shown in a ball in a random number generator on the screen. The caller then announces that number, and players can mark off the numbers on their cards by clicking the square the number is in. The first player to have filled out all the numbers on their selected pattern announces their win by clicking the “Bingo!” icon, or the program will announce the win for you, if you are playing in automatic mode. It’s advisable to start off in the automatic mode when you are first learning the game, to give you a feel for the game without missing any numbers.
Some tips for getting started:
- Make sure you sign up for a reputable online Bingo This will increase your chances of actually being paid out should you win. A reputable online bingo site must have its online gaming licence, so always check for that on your chosen site before you sign up.
- Look out for duplicate accounts. Most online bingo sites do not allow more than one account to be set up by the same IP address or person, although some do make exceptions for multiple accounts to be set up if more than one person in a household plays. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have registered an account on a site, it’s best to contact them with your details and check. The only time online bingo sites check your details is when you request a pay-out, and if they cross reference and discover you have more than one account registered, they will refuse the pay-out, and your account will be closed. Sometimes if you are signed up to one site, and it feeds through to a sister site, doing a new sign up on the sister site could land up as a duplication, so it’s always best to check.
- Look out for timed deposit rules. These refer to a sites specific rules regarding deposits and pay-outs for example some sites give you 7 days to request a payout should you win. Make sure you are familiar with those rules to avoid disappointment.
- Look for the best deposit bonuses. Most online Bingo sites offer bonuses for players depositing real cash, but the sizes of the bonuses can vary from site to site, so shop around, and ensure that you have found the best bonuses possible.
- Make sure you stick to the etiquette of the site. Be sure to be polite to staff, and treat your fellow players with respect. Foul language or negativity in the chat rooms can get you banned from the site.