Online Bingo Guide
Online Bingo is a lot like the traditional game played in Bingo halls in that it`s a game based around cards or tickets and as numbered balls are called out the same number is marked off the players tickets until all the numbers are gone. The person who marks off all the numbers on their card (or ticket) first wins and there are also often runners up who also win prizes and usually come second and third.
The games are set on a timer and by entering the room and buying tickets you enter the game. To buy tickets for online bingo you usually need to add money to an account using a credit or debit card before you play but most sites also let members watch games even if there are no funds in their account. By adding money to an online bingo account you can also sometimes get given bonus money and use it to buy more tickets for games.Winnings
How much you can win in an online bingo game varies and usually depends on how many people are playing. As players enter the game and buy tickets the jackpot increases because some of the money which they use to buy the tickets goes in to the winner`s pot (some also obviously goes to the company and it is how they make a profit.)
Typically, the jackpot for a full house, (the first full ticket to finish) is the highest amount of money you can win and there are smaller pots for runners up. However, some games only have one prize, or they split the jackpot between the winner and runners up in a tiered manner.Types of Bingo Game
There are several different kinds of online bingo game and different sites try to make their games unique by giving them different quirks, names and rules. However, the main three types of online bingo are: `Full House Bingo` which is as described above, `shapes` Bingo where a shape is chosen by a moderator such as a cross or square and the first person to get numbers on their ticket in that shape win, or `line bingo` where the first person to get a line of numbers is the winner.
One of the biggest appeals of online bingo is that there is usually an online community associated with the site and people make new friends on the forums and in the chat rooms by chatting about life in between games.
Another thing that keeps people returning to online bingo sites are the cash incentives which sites offer to new and dormant players. When you first sign up to a site you are usually offered a bingo bonus
which is extra money in your account when you first top up with a credit or debit card. After this initial bonus, more bingo bonuses are often given to players in order to encourage them to stay loyal to a particular website and play there.