To play online bingo you first need to pick a bingo site, register and then make a real money deposit. If you want to try the games out without risking any of your own money, then you can do so by signing up at a site with a no deposit bonus.
Next, you need to pick your game. Online bingo sites have a variety of different rooms and each room will be running different games. So for example, one room may be running a 10p 75 ball bingo game whilst another may be running a 2p 80 ball bingo game. Choosing a room is simply a case of deciding what game (and stakes) you want to play at. Game choices include:
· 90 Ball Bingo – 15 numbers over 3 rows (5 per row). Prizes for 1 line, 2 lines and a full house.
· 80 Ball Bingo – 16 numbers arranged in a square. There are various prize formats played in 80 ball bingo, usually based on lines.
· 75 Ball Bingo – 24 numbers laid out in a square with a star in the middle (free square). Prizes are awarded for completing lines or making set patterns on your ticket, depending on the game.
Bingo online is the game of bingo (US|UK) played on the Internet and its estimated launch was in 1996. It is estimated that the global gross gaming yield of bingo (excluding the United States) was US$500 million in 2006, and it is forecasted to grow to $1 billion by 2010.
Unlike balls used in regular bingo halls, online bingo sites use a random number generator. Most bingo halls also offer links to online poker and casino offerings as the patrons are often in the target market. One notable feature of online bingo is the chat functionality. Bingo sites strive to foster a sense of community and interaction between players as this helps customer retention.