online_bingoBingo is decidedly one of the easiest games to learn how to play. It might be that most of us have been playing this timeless and much-loved game ever since we were kids. The same basic rules for bingo when playing at your local bingo hall will generally apply when playing bingo online, too. Being on a computer, however, makes some aspects of the game even simpler.

Getting Started – The first step to playing bingo online is to create an account at a bingo site. You will need to create a username and give a valid address. While you can sign up at some sites for free, most online casinos or bingo sites will require you to put a minimum amount of cash in your account before you can play. Playing responsibly means that while you are still getting the hang of playing bingo online, it’s a good idea to put in the minimum amount or just a little over.

For the next step, you need to purchase your bingo cards or bingo sheets beforehand as you would at your local bingo hall. If you are playing 75-ball bingo, your virtual bingo card will have 24 numbers. If you are playing 90-ball bingo, then your ticket will have a total of 15 numbers.

Now Let’s Play Bingo!  Once you have purchased your cards, these will be visible on your computer screen. Also on the screen will be the numbers which have already been called as well as the usernames of other players who are in the same room as you are. Simply compare the numbers that have been called to those on your card(s) and click on the squares that match on your cards with your mouse as a kind of electronic dauber. If you want to chat privately with another player, you simply click on their name and type in what you wish to say.  Just remember to be respectful. Good manners even in private chat can go a long way!

There are often variants or patterns in order to win a particular online game. These patterns are usually generated at random. Check what pattern is needed in order to win the game. For example, you may need to have numbers down, diagonally or across or have to have four corners, a cross or other shape. If it is a game of blackout bingo, all of the squares on your card must have been called in order for it to be considered a bingo.

Almost every online casino or online bingo site has its own variation of the rules and also the conditions about how you get paid when you do win. Be sure to read the rules for each site before playing. If you have questions or get confused, you can always use the online chat feature that most online bingo sites have to ask an admin or a fellow player for clarification.

Above all, be sure to have fun while playing bingo online!