There are several online bingo games available on the net today and each of them is different but for most of them, you must follow these steps to start playing: Download the software: To follow the rest of the steps and start playing, you must first download the game. You can do this from the website of the bingo game of your choice. This option is usually very clear and most likely you will find a visible “download” button on the homepage.
Set up an account: You will be asked to enter your personal details such name and address and you will also have to choose an alias name and password. Only your alias name will be displayed on the game and is the name that all the other bingo players will see in the chat room. Once you have created your player account you are ready to enter the game. You will find that most of the games not only offer on line bingo games but also slots, pull tabs, video poker, keno and other games. This is a really great feature because you can play more than one game at the time or you can play the game of your preference depending on your mood. For example, if I see too many players in one bingo game, I try my luck spinning the slots or playing some video poker.
Make a deposit: To participate in any of the games, you usually must make a deposit first. You will find in the game lobby a “cashier” button that will take you to the cashier page where you will be able to deposit and withdraw funds. If you do not see this button on the game, you will probably see it on the website. If you need any assistance with your deposits, simply contact customer support or the Chat Master (CM) in the chat room and they will walk you through the process step by step.
When making a deposit, remember that there is usually a minimum amount required in order to get your first deposit bonus. You’ll want to deposit at least the minimum amount in order to receive the bonus and be able to play more. I highly recommend using Neteller for your deposits, as some credit cards will not authorize transactions for gaming sites. If you don’t have a Neteller account, you can open one free of charge. Purchase cards: Now you have credits in your account but we are not quite ready to join the game yet. You must first decide the amount of money you want to spend on each game and based on this, the amount of cards you can purchase. For example, if you decide to spend 50 cents per bingo game this means that if the card price is 10 cents you can buy 5 bingo cards but if the card price is 1 cent you can buy 50 bingo cards.
Most bingo on line games have a daily schedule with their card prices on their website, be sure to check which card price is being played at the moment of your purchase and also make sure at what time the card price changes to avoid any surprises. You will also find that online bingo games have a minimum and a maximum amount of cards that you can purchase per game (usually between 3 and 100) so you will need to stay within that range.
*Helpful hint: – If you don’t like the cards you’ve been dealt, many online bingo halls will give you the option to give them back and get new cards.
Select auto daub (optional): Daubing can be really fun in a bingo hall. When playing online, I prefer to spend time playing games and chatting in the chat room than daubing my cards plus, if you play 100 cards is really impossible to keep up with all of them. Auto daubing is a unique great feature that on line bingo offers; the numbers are marked automatically on your card as soon as they are called. There is also no need to press the bingo button as the bingo game automatically declares a winner once a player has the winning bingo pattern marked. Auto daubing is a personal choice but I highly recommend it if you are playing more than 3 cards and play the chat games for bonuses.
Join the game: Now you are ready to play! Simply press the PLAY button and have as much fun as you can. After the first game is finished, click the Play button to register the same cards for the next game. If you make any changes to the cards you must press the PLAY Button again. If you have any questions about the game, the Chat Master and other fellow bingo players are always in the chat room to help you. Check out our bingo bonuses page for more information.
The bingo history can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery called “Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Itali”, which is still played every Saturday in Italy. By 1778 word of the game had spread to France where they called the game “Le Lotto”. It was during this period that the popular version of the lottery was born. In the classic version of Lotto, which developed during this period, the playing card used in the game was divided into three horizontal and nine vertical rows.
Each horizontal row had five numbered and four blank squares in a random arrangement. The vertical rows contained numbers from 1 to 10 in the first row, 11 to 20 in the second row, et cetera, up to 90. No two Lotto cards were alike. Chips numbered from 1 to 90 completed the playing equipment. Players were dealt a single Lotto card, then the caller would draw a small wooden, numbered token from a cloth bag and read the number aloud. The players would cover the number if it appeared on their card. The first player to cover a horizontal row was the winner. Later versions of Le Lotto appeared in Germany, where instead of being used as a gambling game, they were instead used for educational purposes for example to teach children their times tables. When the game reached North America in 1929, it became known as “beano”. It was first played at a carnival near Atlanta, Georgia. New York toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe renamed it “bingo” after he overheard someone accidentally yell “bingo” instead of “beano”.
Lowe immediately realized the money-making potential for Beano. Upon his return to his home in New York, he created his own Beano game by procuring some beans, cardboard and a rubber number stamp creating the first commercialized version of the game, retailing at $1 for a 12 card set and $2 for a 24 cards. The game was an immediate success. A Catholic priest from Pennsylvania approached Lowe about using bingo as a means of raising church funds. The priest had put the scheme into operation after having bought several sets of Lowe’s $2.00 Bingo game. However, problems developed immediately when it was found that each game produced half a dozen or more winners. Lowe realized that to make the game workable on this large of a scale, a great many more combinations of numbers would have to be developed for the cards. To accomplish this, Lowe sought the services of a professor of mathematics at Columbia University named Carl Leffler.
Lowe requested the professor to devise 6,000 new Bingo cards with non repeating number groups. The professor agreed to a fee that remunerated him on a per card basis. The subsequent quest to find 6000 cards with 6000 different number combinations took many months and reputedly at the expense of the professor’s sanity When bingo started being played in churches it became increasingly popular. By 1934, an estimated 10,000 bingo games were played weekly, and today more than $90 million dollars are spent on bingo each week in North America alone. Participate in the revolution of online bingo which is transforming the game that was once called beano in to a global attraction point with millions of players joining the world of online bingo.