How To Play Online Bingo
All details below were correct when published on 15th April 2018. 18+. UK Only. Wagering terms and conditions apply. Please gamble responsibly.
It’s so easy to play online bingo! The aim of the game is to match the number calls with those on your bingo card. Cover your numbers first to win prizes. However, how do you go about playing bingo? The first thing to do is to select where you want to play. Our reviews will give you a massive selection, but you may want to choose an established brand if you’re new to gambling online.
Our advice is to consider the sites shown below. They’re all big name brands and are recommended for their quality of games and reputation.
Joining An Online Bingo Site
Once you’ve found an online bingo brand to play at then you’ll need to register. Only players aged 18+ will be able to sign up. You usually need to add your name, email, address, date of birth and contact number on most sites. If you add a mobile number then you may get SMS marketing messages, so our advice is to opt-out of those!
To play bingo you will need to spend some money, and that means making a deposit. This is like making a purchase at Amazon, eBay or any other retailer. You submit your card details and agree how much you wish to spend. Some sites will allow you to deposit £5 whilst others the minimum deposit is £10. Our advice is to make a small deposit at your new bingo brand.
The Bingo Lobby
With your account funded, it’s time to head to the lobby. The lobby is bingo speak for where you find all the bingo rooms and slots. Look out for different game variations – 75 ball and 90 ball bingo – and different price games. Some sites will run a 10p per card game followed by a £1 per card game and you might end up spending more than you bargained for. Jackpots vary from a few pounds right up to the progressive jackpots that can be in the thousands.
As a new player, we suggest trying a 90 ball game first. This is the traditional UK game and involves playing for one line, two lines and a full house. Try and find games that aren’t too expensive. Penny to 5p games are a good place to start! To purchase tickets you just need to click on the cards and then confirm you’re buying them. That’s it – you’re now ready to play online bingo.
You don’t even have to worry about dabbing your cards, as the bingo sites will automatically do this for you. You can decide to do this for yourself, but it’s not that easy with a lot of cards. As the numbers are drawn, your cards will shuffle accordingly to show you which one is the nearest to winning bingo. Also, as you watch the game unfold you can chat to your bingo friends and join in the chat games.
When bingo is called (and again don’t worry, it’s automatic), the game ends. If you’re a lucky winner your prize money is then added to your bingo account. It’s all very simple and easy to play. Don’t worry about the bingo lingo, I’ll cover that for you another time.