Bingo has been popular in the US and Britain for decades, and now it is available to punters all over the world at online and mobile sites. It loses a lot of the social interaction that you got in a Bingo hall, although live audio and video can do much to make up for that.
On the plus side, however, online Bingo means instant accessibility whenever you feel like playing, from the comfort of wherever you are tucked up. The rewards can be much larger, too; a prize of a few hundred dollars would be respectable at a land-based Bingo hall. Online Bingo delivers top prizes in the millions.
Before you leap into online Bingo in pursuit of those millions, however, consider these tips.
Learn For Free
Like most online gambling opportunities, bingo is also offered free on sites that play for credits only, so you can practise on those first. It’s not at all a hard game to learn; in fact, your only betting choice is how many cards to buy. Still, betting for fun will also let you know what sort of number patterns you prefer playing for, which could affect your choices when betting for real.
Indulge In Variety
Online, you can choose between British and American Bingo; the difference is in the number of balls in the draw pool. The British version uses 90 balls, the American, just 75. Of course, in online versions of the game, “balls” are really numbers drawn by RNG software.
There will also be a different pattern chosen as the winning one for each game, and this will vary from game to game and site to site. So will the price of cards. If you are signed up at several licensed, regulated Bingo sites online, you will easily be able to shift between them as you hunt down the Bingo bets you prefer, to play them whenever you like.
Set A Budget And Stick To It
This is the secret to all recreational gambling, if you want to rule out problems developing. Only bet money that you can afford to lose on Bingo. If you do lose it, resign yourself to the loss until next time; going over your budget trying to “win back the profit you missed” is a fatal mistake.
That’s another reason to be registered on several sites. You can scope out whichever Bingo games are on offer to discover which boasts the biggest prizes. Getting your slice of that action should determine how you divide up your bankroll.
Play Big On Quiet Games
Another reason to check out various sites before you opt for the one you want to play on, is to see how many putters are playing each available Bingo game. The lower the number of players involved, the more chance you have of scoring a Bingo before anyone else can.
And while sticking to your budget is paramount, you should also play as many cards as you can afford when you take on a game with fewer people playing. That way, you give yourself a shot at multiple prizes.