Everyone knows and loves Bingo. It is a game that everyone can enjoy, from all age groups. The rules are simple, prizes great, and most noteworthy of all; it is an excellent social experience. Yes; many sign up for Bingo just to make a little small talk, chit chat with others, and make new friends.
Given that the game has been around for so long, and enjoyed by so many, most already know how to play. But it certainly never hurt to touch up on the rules, or learn what special features are available in online Bingo halls.
Where to Play?
Virtually all online casinos offer Bingo. The game can be accessed, and played for real money prizes, simply by making an account at that site. You will be required to provide details, after which the account will become active instantly. So you can start playing in just a few minutes.
Like checking out the Soccer World Cup betting odds, these sites can be accessed via smartphone, or by desktop computer, as you prefer. All you need is an active internet connection.
When signing up for a game of online bingo on your laptop or mobile, you will receive your card. Or cards, plural, depending on how many you decided to purchase. On each card has a grid, with numbers assigned to each grid block.
When the game begins, numbers will be selected at random and announced. If the number called matches any that appear on the card grids, they should be marked. In land based Bingo, players were given stickers to put over the numbers when they were called out. But in the online world, called numbers can be marked simply by tapping, or clicking them.
When a row of marked numbers is created, from one end of the grid to the other, that is counted as a win. It is customary at this point to call out ‘Bingo,’ though this is normally done simply by clicking or tapping the correct button in digital versions.
That’s all there is to it! You can start playing right now.
Variations and Special Features
The game of Bingo has remained almost entirely unchanged for many decades. There are always grids, and always numbers to be called out. But, there are also small variations and changes that have been made, depending on where you play. For example, grids may be bigger or smaller, which impacts how long it will generally take before a winner is declared. This doesn’t fundamentally change the game in any real way, but perhaps you prefer to play for a longer or shorter duration.
As far as special features go, many online casinos like to add extra prizes, or otherwise change things up a little. For example, some Bingo grids have special marked numbers, inserted into each player’s card. So, if a player has this special number called, they will receive a bonus prize. The prize may be paid to that player even if they don’t get the Bingo, which makes the game an added layer more interesting.