Bingo is a very simple game to play and now it has moved online it is even easier to master.
The aim of all types of bingo is to be the first to complete the game pattern, and when that happens you have won bingo.
When playing online the player can either choose their cards from a selection or let the computer randomly pick them for you. And at most sites you can play from between one and 12 cards at once.
Every online bingo game has a caller or a display board for the numbers as well as a display showing the game pattern.
One thing that is vital when playing bingo, either online (play here) or in a bingo hall, is to pay attention to the game pattern. You only need to mark of the numbers from that pattern and not any other numbers. Some of the patterns are easier to complete than others, with straight lines in either diagonal, horizontal or vertical the easiest to master. And another very popular game is the blackout or coverall where players have to cover the whole board and most games are a mixture of the two, so once a player has a line everyone tries to get two lines covered and then from there the whole board which is known as a full house.
Play moves very quickly in bingo, with a number being called usually every ten seconds, so it’s important to play attention in order to mark the numbers off. There is also an auto-dab function, where the computer ticks the numbers off for you but for a true bingo experience it is always worth doing it yourself – that way you will feel like you are more part of the game.
Play continues until one or more players call bingo and when that happens play is stopped so the numbers can be checked. If the numbers match up then a winner is announced and the prize awarded and if there is more than one winner the prize is split.