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Strategies in Playing Online Bingo

Jul 18, 2008
We all know that bingo is a game of chance. In order to win a game, you have to be lucky to do so and rely less on your technical and mental skills.

Playing bingo is quite simple. You just need to mark the called numbers on your bingo card and yell 'BINGO!' when you marked off all the numbers in the pattern. Simple enough for anyone. And the game gets simpler with the introduction of online bingo sites that offers free bingo games at the comfort of your own home.

Nevertheless, all games have strategies in which you can employ to play the game more efficiently, and playing online bingo is no exception.

Having multiple cards

Having multiple bingo cards can increase your chances of winning, but you need to keep the number of your cards at a manageable level. It can be quite confusing if you have 5-10 cards that you can't keep track of. Be wise in choosing your cards; make sure they don't have much similar numbers. Having different cards will increase your chances of winning.

Understanding the Bingo Card

A typical bingo card has five rows and five columns. Each column has 5 numbers and is each named after the letters of the word B-I-N-G-O. The numbers are from 1 to 75. The middle space is often free so you don't need to mark it. Before a game begins, the host will present the pattern for the bingo game. Popular patterns include: vertical straight line or horizontal, diagonal, x-type, box and black out.

Keep on the look out for called numbers

Numbers are being called out with an interval of ten seconds. If you have more than one card you need to scan it and mark it in less than 10 seconds. Remember the game will not wait for you so you need to adjust to it. The good thing about online bingo is it offers an option for an automatic fill out for absent minded players. It automatically marks off the numbers being called in your card so you'll be assured that you won't forget to mark called numbers.

Choosing the right gaming room

Online sites usually offer different kinds of gaming room. Choose a room which has fewer players compared to the other more popular rooms. This will increase your chances of winning. Be patient. You can first study the gaming room and the prizes before jumping into a game.

Join chat rooms in online bingo sites

In order to create the same atmosphere as an actual bingo hall, online bingo gaming sites have chat rooms which you can join in to interact with other players. Having this interaction time with them will enable you to be updated with current news and tips and techniques when it comes to playing bingo.

Like an actual game of bingo, playing online bingo is fairly easy, especially with many programs out there that can provide ease of play. Remember that you're playing to have fun. Having some strategies are okay, but don't let all the strategies prevent you from enjoying the game.
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