Four reasons why you should try online Bingo
The digital age has completely transformed the traditional game of Bingo – from one that’s played predominantly by the elderly in a dedicated Bingo hall, to one that can be played by anyone at any time of day using an electronic device and a decent internet connection. Despite sitting behind a screen, online Bingo is equally as sociable, tense and frantic, offering hours of endless fun. You might be fanatical about the traditional pastime, but new to its online equivalent – and here, we explain why you should make it your new hobby.
1. There’s a huge choice of games
At a dedicated Bingo hall, you’ll more than likely be playing the 90-ball game, but online you’ll find plenty of variations. If you like the traditional 90-ball format, you can play that, or the more popular American 75-ball version. There are themed games too, based on anything from popular TV shows and films to ancient mythology.
If you’re a new player, you’ll find the newbie room perfect, as it eases you into the game gently, while you’re able to socialise with players who are in the same boat as you. Once you feel up to speed, there are fast-paced games and all sorts to sink your teeth into.
One important thing to remember is to play within your means and you’ll find games to suit different budgets. The cost of each ticket is clearly marked on each game and this can range from 1p to 50p – and there’s no limit on the number of tickets you can buy. You’ve got to be in it to win it.
2. Jackpots are being constantly won
Some people may play Bingo for fun as it’s a sociable game, but the reason most people play Bingo online for real money is to win the jackpot. Different games offer different sums of cash waiting to be won. The ways to win vary from game to game too – from the traditional one line, two line and house, to games that offer prizes for completing a specific pattern or even a cluster of numbers. Jackpots vary depending on the cost per ticket or the number of people playing – and some even have progressive jackpots. These are based on a network of games and the prize fund steadily increases as more people play and stake cash. The jackpots can even reach six figures and when they are won, they start at the minimum again.
3. It’s just as sociable as the land-based game
There’s no such thing as ‘Droopy Drawers – number 44’ or ‘Legs 11’ in the online game, but there’s still plenty of camaraderie between players. Every game will have a dedicated chat room, where players of all abilities and ages can socialise with one another. There’s a whole new online lingo waiting to be learned, from ‘GL’ meaning ‘good luck’ to ‘1TG’ meaning ‘one ball to go to win’. You’ll find that most of the conversation is based upon acronyms. There’s also a chat host or moderator on hand to deal with any questions or issues and not only are they there to keep games flowing smoothly, they keep the conversation flowing too.
4. So many perks for modern-day gamers
Unlike a game of Bingo at a dedicated hall which could go on for a number of hours – but would make for a good night out with friends – online Bingo games last a matter of minutes, meaning more time to play multiple games and go in search of more jackpots.
You’re able to pre-buy tickets online so you’ll never miss out on your favourite games and if you forget to log in to your account during the game and have a winning ticket, you’ll soon know about it as the winnings will be automatically added to your account.
Games take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You haven’t got to wait long for a game to start, as there’s always one running – whether you’re an early bird or night owl. Another big advantage of online Bingo is gaming on-the-go and you don’t need to venture out to a dedicated hall to play. Whether you’re just sat at home, waiting for a bus or on the train for your commute to work, you can whip out your device and play a quick game or two.