Playing Online Bingo: Getting Started

Online bingo is a game of chance that has taken the world by storm. It has become a culture amongst online bingo players as they see it as the perfect game in that it is entertaining and has a social aspect to it. Even though when you are playing online bingo you are sitting by yourself in front of your computer, you still have the option of chatting with other players, and they may reside in your city, country or across the globe. For the most part, online bingo is played by people of all ages although approximately 35% are under the age of 35.

Playing bingo online has a number of benefits. Whatever time you decide to sign on, you will find a game available without much difficulty. You do not have to get dressed to be seen in public, get into your car, buy gasoline if needed and drive to the Bingo Hall at your local casino. And you don’t have to cope with bad weather or heavy traffic. You can sit at your computer in the comfort of your own home wearing your comfy pajamas if you wanted to.

You are always assured of having your favorite seat available with snacks and a rest room nearby. There will not be any other players who are talking loudly or who have other irritating personal habits to distract you from the game.

You can play bingo online for as little as five cents a game, which makes it the most affordable way to gamble on the Internet. Or you can play free games that reward winners with points which can be used to enter drawings for cash prizes. Or some free games give you points and allow you to spin for a Jackpot, which either gives you additional points or sometimes awards cash prizes. Whatever option you choose, playing bingo online is FUN!

When you play bingo at a land-based casino, you buy a package of cards for a predetermined price and can purchase extra cards for specific Jackpot games. Playing Bingo on the Internet is paid for differently. First, you must read the rules of the online bingo casino and indicate your acceptance of their terms and policies.

Second, you are then required to register by providing relevant and correct contact information. The registration form must be completed in its entirety with the following:

  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Alias or nickname, which is the name you will be known by in the chat rooms and the name that will be shown when you win a cash prize. This name is different than that used for your account identification.

No financial or credit card information is requested at this time. The online bingo site will assure you of complete privacy and that they will not share your information with a third party. It is recommended that you keep your account ID and password in a safe place and do not share it with anyone.

After registration is complete, you are then required to make a deposit – or “fund” your account – in order to begin playing. Payment to online bingo sites may be usually made by any of the following: Visa, Master Card, Prepaid ATM, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Bank Wire, Certified Check and Western Union, just to name a few payment options.

You can begin playing online bingo by using either the version that requires the game to be downloaded or a web-based Java version where no download is necessary. It really doesn’t take very long to download the software and you get a better bingo experience, so you should choose the first option and you must download the game before you can play. If you choose the Java version, you need to log in and you will be taken to the games page. You then can click on the game of your choice, it will begin loading immediately and you can choose the cards you wish to purchase.


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