• How to Play Online Bingo

Bingo Online Online Bingo is one of the most exhilarating games you’ll ever play on the Internet, at least, if you like to play bingo. It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s very fun and best of all, you can win real money playing online bingo.

There is no strategy to playing online bingo – no way to increase your odds of winning, other than buying the maximum amount of cards/tickets allowed. Everyone has the same chance of winning as the next person, and the fact is, online bingo sites pay out hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars each and every month in bingo prizes and massive jackpots.

If you’d like to join in this fantastic pastime, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to teach you everything you need to known about hot to play online bingo.

How To Play Online Bingo – Sign-Up

The first thing you’ll need to do is find an online bingo site to register an account with. You can find more information in our follow-up article: Choosing an Online Bingo Room.

Once you’ve chosen an online bingo site, click the “Join” or “Register” button to open an account. There is no need to download or install and software. You’ll be asked to fill out a form, which includes all of your basic information. Choose a username and password, provide your name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, etc. You should not be asked for any financial information at this time.

How To Play Online Bingo – Make a Deposit

If you wish to play for real money (generally required to win real money), you’ll need to first make a deposit.

Note that many online bingo rooms will give you a free trial bonus to play with, usually a few dollars (average $5 – $25 bonus). If this is the case, you can skip the deposit section for the moment.

To make a deposit, click your way over to the cashier. Choose a preferred deposit method, enter the corresponding information (credit card number, NETeller account, etc.), choose the amount you wish to deposit and submit. Many deposit methods are instant, allowing you to get straight into the online bingo games as soon as you confirm the deposit.

How To Play Online Bingo – Choosing a Game

Most online bingo sites offer both 75 Ball Bingo, the tradition North American version, and 90 Ball Bingo, the UK favorite. Some will also offer 80 Ball Bingo, the newest form of the game. If you prefer a faster online bingo game, check to see if they provide “Speed Bingo”.

You should see a list of bingo lounges to choose from, each supplying various types of bingo games, and varying ticket prices. Select the game and ticket price you wish to play, then enter the room.

How To Play Online Bingo – Buying Cards/Tickets

The next step is to purchase bingo cards/tickets. Upon entering a lounge, you will be shown the next game starting, and given the option to purchase your tickets. Choose to purchase the tickets, and select how many you wish to buy. There is normally and minimum and maximum ticket limit. The ticket price shown is per ticket.

Once you’ve selected how many bingo tickets you want, confirm the purchase and the online bingo game should load automatically.

How To Play Online bingo – Playing the Game

The game will begin when the clock ticks down to zero, signaling the start of the next game. Your cards will be displayed on the screen, and the numbers called will be shown in their own separate box within the window, usually towards the top or left side of the screen.

The greatest part about online bingo is something called “Auto Daub”. This is an automatic number-marking feature that ensures all of your matching numbers are instantly marked, even if you’re not paying attention to your cards. You will never miss a number, and don’t have to worry about marking the wrong numbers by accident. Auto Daub can be toggled off if you want a more realistic, in-house bingo experience.

As you cards are marked off with more numbers, the card that is closest to winning will always be displayed on top. The cards will shift throughout the game in order of most marked numbers first. The cards will often be shown in different colors, as well. These colors pertain to how close that ticket is to winning.

Last but not least, if you get bingo, the online bingo software will automatically call “Bingo!” for you. You don’t have to be the first to shout bingo in the chat in order to claim your prize. All online bingo winners are rewarded properly, even if you walk away from the computer.

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