Twelve years on and our most popular online bingo website in the UK is Sun Bingo, with Foxy Bingo, Jackpot Joy, Gala Bingo and Mecca Bingo as strong contenders for the crown. Whilst any previous Bingo player is likely to very quickly get the hang of online Bingo, game play online is slightly different to that of a game played in a bingo hall for example. There are also extra features and competitions which are exclusive to online bingo.
On most Bingo websites the user will firstly be required to become a member. This often includes depositing some money to play bingo with (some offer free sign up money to get you started) via various means such as PayPal, debit and credit card and entering some contact details and user name information etc. Once this process is complete then the user can choose which room or which game they would like to play. On the majority of online Bingo sites there is the option to play 75 ball and 90 ball bingo along with some big jackpot games with more expensive tickets and very small jackpot games with cheap ones.
The actual online Bingo room is usually set up in the same way as every other I.e. the bingo tickets/card will be displayed and a card with a list of every number somewhere nearby to show which ones have been called. Most of the time (this is certainly seen at Sun Bingo and Jackpot Joy) the browser will ‘auto dab’, meaning that the user doesn’t need to cross numbers off, but simply watch which of their cards has the most (often they will shuffle themselves during play so this one is at the front) and simply click the ‘BINGO’ button when they think they’ve won. The additional feature of online Bingo which isn’t seen in other Bingo formats is the chat room. This works as a standard online chat room does but as an applet in the corner of the screen. Users often have conversations, enter chat games, wish each other good luck and discuss the games here.
If you do find yourself on an online Bingo website but are still unsure of how to play then simply read the guidelines and help pages. Every website wants you to be their player and they’ll want to help you on every step of the way. Still feeling overwhelmed by the whole experience? Simply type into chat ‘Hi I’m new, can anybody offer some help?’ and you’ll be bombarded with helpful tips and friendly smiles. If there’s one thing that’s synonymous throughout all online Bingo sites it’s the friendliness and sense of team spirit.