How to Play Online Bingo

Bingo has something for everyone; whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned professional, as it offers plenty of variety, plenty of fun and plenty of winning opportunities. Online bingo can be a very daunting experience for complete beginners, but once you understand how the game(s) work you’ll get a better understanding of how to maximise your chances of winning.

First things first, you need an account. Once you’ve found a bingo site you like the look of, it’s time to register. The registration process is as simple as typing in a few of your details and if you wish to take advantage of the welcome offer, stick your payment details in and you’re good to go. If you’d rather not add your financial info at the point of registration, that’s okay, nobody will judge you for that.

Find the Games That Suit You

Many bingo sites offer free bingo as standard which means from the point of signing up a newbie room should become available to you. Simply navigate our way to the lobby and choose a bingo room to play in. if you’re yet to fund your account, you’ll only be eligible to play the free bingo games – these are designed to ease you into the world of online bingo one game at a time. The newbie bingo rooms have their advantages; everyone in them is in the same boat as you – they’re new! You’ll find no seasoned bingo players stealing the prize money from under your nose because they have a larger selection of free bingo rooms to choose from.

Okay, so you’ve had your fill of free bingo games and now you want to try something with a little more cash. A deposit will be required. If you didn’t add your card details when registering, make your way to your account and follow the simple instruction to make your first deposit. Be mindful of tick boxes which could be required for the welcome offer. When you’ve added your details and inserted the amount of funds you wish to play with, the next step is to authorise your payment. If you’re using a major credit or debit card, a pop-up will appear. If you’re using a payment method such as PayPal, you will be navigated away from the bingo site to confirm the transaction – this is standard procedure.

So, the deposit is all sorted now it’s time to play bingo to win real cash. Bingo rooms can be filtered by ticket price or game type. Click to enter and a new window will appear (on desktop). Each room houses ticket purchase options, a chat feature, side games and detailed info on the current and next bingo game. Time until the next game, the number of players in the game, the prizes on offer and details on how to win will all be shown on your screen making it super easy to play. If you’re not as quick on the keyboard as you used to be, fear not! The systems are set so the numbers mark themselves off automatically. If your ticket is a winning ticket, you’ll be credited with your win instantly and automatically, which means you can get up and go make yourself a cuppa or chat or even play slots whilst your tickets play out. If you’re good at multitasking, you have the ability to play in more than one room at a time, chat with fellow roomies and play side games.

Tip: to maximise your chances of winning, play bingo at off-peak times. Yes, there will be less players in the room and the prizes will be smaller, but you’ll have way more chance of winning.

Games Galore

There are many variants of bingo out there but the popular variants are 90-ball bingo where there are three chances to win in each game, 75-ball bingo where you match the pattern displayed to win and 5-line bingo – this delivers five chances and five prizes per game. Virtue Fusion powered bingo sites have their own unique spin on bingo games with exclusive rooms such as Rainbow Riches Bingo and even Deal or No Deal Bingo, basically they’re fancier than the usual bingo games. Many Dragonfish powered bingo sites have introduced two new bingo games for 2019; bingo roulette and Hit-52, the former is a combination of two games; bingo for the numbers and roulette for the way in which the balls are called and the latter is basically a hand of poker but fun nonetheless.