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How to Play Bingo for Beginners

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If you’ve never played bingo before, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s an easy game to learn and will become a staple of your gaming life after just one round of play. Just make sure you play the online version through a reputable website.

For those who have played it in the past but haven’t experienced online bingo, we’ll show you how to play and whether or not this is something that you enjoy. 

First-timers: if any of these words sound like gibberish to you (bingo card, number caller), then this article may be able to help make sense of them. Keep reading to get better acquainted with this old favorite!

The simple rules of bingo are listed below:

The Rules 

* Two players called ‘callers’ randomly call numbers in turn; when they get five in a row, they get a bingo.

* The first player to have one number on their card called out, wins!

Bingo begins with each player getting a ‘bingo card,’ effectively just a grid of 25 squares. Each square has an assigned number from 1-75, and players mark off the numbers as they are called. Marking off could be done using any method you desire: pen and paper, physical cards, or even virtual ones if you’re playing online bingo games. 

What is Online Bingo?

The online bingo game allows players to use any method they want! Virtual cards are perfect for those who don’t have time to sit down at a table but still enjoy playing this classic. These online games are open to all players, and some online bingo apps even contain special perks to enhance the game further.

Online bingo allows players to bet against each other instead of among themselves when playing. 

The winner will be determined when one or more players have filled in a line across the card with numbers 1-75 in any order, but not necessarily consecutively. All games are played between two people taking turns. 

How to play online Bingo

There are various ways to win. You can win by matching all the numbers along a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally on a standard bingo Card (which consists of 25 squares). You might win by getting the correct number on the ball. In some games, you might need to get one number to win, or two numbers, and so on.

Online bingo is fun. However, it can also be risky, especially if you’re playing against people who are more experienced than you! Because of this, you must find a reputable bingo site with decent payout rates and one that is secure. 

How to find a secure and safe online Bingo site

To play safely, it is always best to choose an established company that promotes security by providing you with an address or phone number where they are based. 

Look for customer testimonials, details of how they deal with payments, and information about the protection of payment details and personal information. 

How to register for an online Bingo account

You will need to fill in some personal details before setting up your account, like full name, date of birth, email address, and other personal information. 

After setting up your account, you must confirm your age (you need to be 18+) and then fund your account. This can be done either through credit or debit card or by transferring money directly from your bank. You are now ready to play! 

Types of Online Bingo

30 Ball Bingo: Players mark their cards with random numbers, called out after the balls are drawn from a drum that contains 30 numbered balls. 

90 Ball Bingo: 90 bingo balls are randomly selected, and each player is assigned 15 unique numbers before each game. 

80 ball Bingo: A card is divided into eight rows of 10 squares vertically and 10 columns horizontally for a total of 80 squares (or “cells”). 75 ball bingo – The first section consists of 25 squares arranged in five vertical columns; the second section has 20 horizontal rows of 5 squares arranged in a diamond pattern.

There are also some twists on the original game, starting with blackout bingo.

Blackout Bingo

Blackout bingo is a classic favorite of many bingo players. It is a type of bingo where you have to cover all the squares on your card with numbers called out by the announcer using dabbers.

Bumper Bingo 

Bumper Bingo is another version of this game, but it is played differently. Instead of having an ordinary Bingo Card, you will find that it has been cut into eight pieces – four small ones at each corner with two larger ones in the middle instead of one large block as in regular, standard bumper games. 

What they do is split any card into 4 x 2 oblongs instead of the traditional 5 x 5 square-shaped cards that we are more accustomed to playing.

Coverall Bingo

Coverall Bingo is also known as Full House or Black Out. This is where three or more bingo numbers are called on either the top row, middle row, or bottom row of your card. When you get these numbers on your card, you must mark them immediately with a dabber (or pen).

This version of Bingo is played in the same way as ordinary bingo, but instead of winning by uncovering five in a line all in one go, they play for four corners. Coverall Bingo is very much like blackout bingo but with four different corners.

Fastest Finger First Bingo

Fastest Finger First (FFF) requires players to place their finger on their smartphone keypad when they know the number that the caller just called. Each player has 60 seconds to enter their guess and whoever’s finger lands on the correct number first is the winner.

The best of all the rest (Bingo Games)

Jackpot bingo! This version of bingo requires players to pay an entry fee to be part of a lottery-type game where the prize pool increases until eventually, someone wins it all.

Multiple line bingo – these are like ordinary bingo cards, but the number of lines you have depends on how many numbers are called out by the announcer in the game. With multiple line Bingo, there are usually three numbers called out at one time, which will cover the top row, middle row, and bottom row of your bingo Card.

Pick-a-box (see also pick-a-sheet) – This game requires players to choose ten boxes, giving them an equal chance of winning even if they only manage to mark three or four numbers on their card. The ultimate goal is to try and mark as many numbers as possible on your card.

There is a progressive jackpot bingo with only one winner, but the prize pool continues to increase until someone eventually gets lucky and wins it all. This version of bingo requires players to use dabbers (or pens) instead of playing on their touchscreen devices made available for touchscreen bingo games. 

These are very much like ordinary bingo cards, but for this type of game, players must place their dabber/pen on the square each time they get a number called out by the announcer. The only difference from regular bingo is that players have to wait until all five numbers have been dropped into the grid before they can claim their prize.

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