Online Bingo Games Playing Guide
Bingo is played by millions of people and there are still thousands of new players signing up every day, which means there are loads of people that want to know how to play bingo. Here, we will look at playing bingo games on the internet in more detail.
Differences Between Online and Offline Bingo
Fortunately, there are not too many differences between online and offline bingo. However, here are the differences. For a start when you play live there is a certain amount of skill involved. You need to track the numbers as they are called, and you also need to call bingo quicker than any other player in order to win. With online bingo game, your numbers are crossed off automatically, and bingo is called instantly and prizes are split if there is more than one winner.
Other changes include that bingo online games use a random number generator rather than somebody selecting the numbers. Furthermore, online bingo is much more sociable (in terms of communication) when compared to the offline game.
Types of Bingo Games
There are many bingo games that you can play online. The problem with playing offline bingo is that you have to play the game that is on at the time. This is solved on the internet because a large percentage of bingo sites have more than one game playing at a time. Online you can choose from 75, 80 or 90 ball games. Furthermore, you will see a lot of variations like Deal or No Deal Bingo and Lucky Numbers.
This game uses five vertical and horizontal rows. There are 75 numbers that can be called, and each player has 24 numbers. On the card, the word B-I-N-G-O sits above the five vertical rows, B has numbers from 1-15, I has 15-30, N 31-45, N 46-60 and O 61-75. The caller then reads out both the letter and the number and this makes it easier for players to identify the area where they can find their number.
The difference between 80 ball bingo and the other formats are that the card is 4x4 with a total of 16 numbers to cover. This type of bingo is more often than not won when somebody forms a pattern rather than a full house or a line. Numbers are divided into four colours in order to make identifying the numbers easier.
Bingo with 90 balls is the most popular online and offline game in the UK. In this format of the game, 90 balls are used. The cards are 3 by 9 and only 15 spaces are filled on the cards. Each of the 9 rows has the numbers 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 in order to make them easy to identify. In this format, the idea is to fill one line, two lines and then a full house and there is an increasing amount awarded to the winner of each section.
This game more often than not has a large jackpot linked to it. There are various formats, including; 90 ball, speed, live bingo, US75 ball, UK75 ball. You will also find joker jackpot and multiplayer slots that are both linked to bingo formats.
This 90 ball game seems normal at first, but there are three different jackpots linked to every game. Before the game starts you are asked to select three ‘lucky numbers’ then as the game proceeds if you match any of those numbers you receive a bonus. If you match one number, you receive the bronze bonus (£1.50), two for the silver (£20) and three for the gold (£500). The great thing about this is that you are always involved right up to the last ball.
Types of Bingo
When you look at online bingo games, you will see that there are plenty of different types of games you can play. For a start, you can play cards for just a few pence, and there are also games where tickets are free (no deposit bingo) but still allow you to win real money. There are various other promotions on different sites as well like deposit bonuses, and even buy one get one free bingo. Furthermore, you will find ‘special’ games alongside competitions depending on what site you are on in order to add excitement to the game.
Many different bingo sites even have slots that you can play while your game is in progress, and all the bingo sites have a thriving online community, which is one of the main draws to the game.
If you want to play bingo online, you need to make sure you understand the rules of the game and the different formats that are played on each site.