Top tips for playing online bingo

Top tips for playing online bingo


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Many casino sites now also offer a wide range of bingo games for their players to enjoy, and similarly bingo sites such as Mirror Bingo and Coral bingo will have different slots and other casino games for their customers to sample.

If you’ve never played bingo before now it’s definitely worth giving it a try. Most people who play bingo once get a liking for the game. Part of its appeal is its simplicity and whether you win or lose is just down to chance (or, in the case of online bingo, down to the random number generator software that controls each game). Here are some top tips to get you started.

Learn the lingo

Part of the fun of playing online bingo is that you get to socialise with other players. As the game is so easy to play, you’re free to watch the progress of your cards while you chat to other players in the bingo chat rooms on a site. But when you first enter a chat room, it may be difficult to decipher other players’ messages. That’s because they’ll all use different abbreviations which make up the bingo lingo. It’s not that complicated to learn, but to get a head start check out the info page on bingo lingo at Mirror Bingo 

Take advantage of a welcome bonus

Many of the bingo sites offer an amount of free credit when you sign up as a new player. These bonuses are always worth making the most of. Check out the terms and conditions as some bonuses have a time limit and others can only be used on certain games. It’s best to enjoy the extra credit to play games with rather than focusing on withdrawing it. Although it’s possible to withdraw bonus cash, there are usually so many conditions to meet that it just isn’t worth the effort. Instead, just see if you can roll up your total account value using the free credit.

Keep an eye on the promos

Although bingo is a cheap game to play with many games only costing a few pence at a time, there are always ways to stretch your playing fund further. Play as many of the free games on the schedule as you can – these generally have small cash prizes attached to them. Also, look out for special promotional games. For example, Mirror Bingo has a Big Weekender promo in the Red Carpet room on the last weekend of each month, where there’s £250,000 in prize money to be won.

Time your run

While most sites run a 24 hour schedule, there are always peak playing times. These are generally when the jackpots are especially large amounts, and tend to be in the evenings and at weekends. By choosing to play at less popular times, you increase your chance of getting a bigger share of the prize fund, should you happen to have a winning ticket. Early mornings tend to be quiet – you can generally tell how busy a site is by the activity in the chat rooms.

Keep it fun

At the end of the day, bingo’s about having a bit of entertainment while you play a low-stakes money game. Don’t focus on whether you’ll win as you can never guarantee it and then when you do have success, it’ll feel extra special.


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