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How to Play Online Bingo

by Paul Marion on October 9, 2008

Choosing to play bingo online in the UK is super-easy as there are numerous British Bingo sites online that offer a click-away to bingo, chat games and bingo jackpots right from the comfort of your home. Since the land base bingo hall smoking ban back on July 1st 2007, Britain has seen an explosion in the number of UK Bingo Operators.

If you’re scratching your head and wondering how you can join the excitement of bingo from the comfort of your own house, then this little bingo guide should help you answer “how to play online bingo?”

how to play online bingo

What is online bingo?

According to Wikipedia, unlike balls used in regular bingo halls, online bingo sites use a random number generator … one main advantage of online bingo over land base bingo halls is the interactive virtual chat feature. Today, the most successful British Bingo sites foster a sense of community and interaction between players.

Getting Started

Today, most of the UK Bingo sites, offer their games in Java or Flash based games that allow you to play immediately online after registering a player account. That means there’s no software to download. Instant play!

On most sites, registration is fairly simple. One key difference playing online, you’re identified by a bingo player alias. Each player on a site has their own unique alias which helps chat moderators and bingo roomies to recognise one other.

T!P: Make sure you carefully select your alias, as it’s not always easy to change your alias and most bingo co uk sites get quite stingy about allowing player to change their alias.

Free Bingo Bonuses

To make your experience enjoyable and to win over your trust, all British Bingo sites now offer free bonus money to newbies. As we’ve written in a past bingo blog article, free bingo bonuses allow you to become familiar with the online bingo community without a cash deposit at first.

T!P: But remember, without a cash deposit, no winnings can be gained. So if you’re eager to try your luck at winning the large online bingo prizes, remember to make an initial deposit first.

How to Fund Your Bingo Account

Most sites accept a standard range of e-wallet funding options, such as Neteller, UKash, Visa and MasterCard.

T!P: To ensure your utmost safety, be sure to check that the deposit page of the site is on a secure connection. You can usually tell by the URL of the page; you should see https://name-of-bingo-site.com/ (note: the s after http)

Also be sure to check for reconfirmation that your transaction will take across a secured channel.

Bingo Bonuses

Bingo co uk sites often provide a number of incentives to deposit, including matching bonuses where the site will reward depositing players by matching a percentage of their deposit.

T!P: Be sure to check out the best bingo bonuses blog post, where we’ve listed the sites with the most attractive incentive.

How to Play?

Bingo is an easy game to play and it’s even more online. As playing bingo online, you can make use of optional features which make playing the game easier, such as auto-daub. Auto-daub feature automatically marks off your numbers on your all your cards, so you can multi-task: chat, play in multiple rooms, play a side game or watch your favorite show.

Other notable feature is the “Best Card Sorting” and “Best Card Highlighting” where your cards are sorted and highlighted by closest to bingo. All these added features in online bingo make it easier for you to take advantage of the community aspect of online bingo.

Bingo tickets are fairly inexpensive and you’re in total control in the amount you’d like to spend. Most bingo operators offer inexpensive game rooms as low as 1 pence and others offer high roller rooms where bingo tickets can go up to 3 pounds (yikes!).

T!P: higher ticket price, higher the stake.

I hope you’ve enoyed this little guide on how to play online bingo. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to assist you. Thanks for reading : )

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Susan Kishner October 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Great post. I will read your posts frequently. Added you to the RSS reader.

Paul Marion October 9, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Hi Susan thanks for the comment. I appreciate it.
Cheers, Paul.

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