An Introduction to Bingo 

Bingo / Saturday, February 17th, 2018

You probably remember playing bingo at some point while you were at school, but the world of adult bingo probably remains daunting and faintly mysterious. I mean, what exactly goes on inside those massive bingo halls? Well, luckily for you, I’m here to induct you into the masses of bingo players with an introduction into just exactly what bingo is all about. 

So, What Is It? 

Bingo that is played for money, is much the same as the bingo you play as a child. You compete to be the first to complete rows on your card and eventually fill it entirely. 

In a bingo hall, there are two main types of bingo games that you can play. The traditional form of bingo has set play times, where an announcer, either in the hall or linked in from elsewhere, calls out numbers and you fill in your sheet until someone wins. Usually, someone will be able to win a prize after one row, two rows and a full coverage. 

The other type of bingo that you’ll find in halls is mechanised bingo. This will usually be attached to your table in the hall or played through an electronic tablet that you can pick up when you enter. These games are a shortened version of the traditional bingo and can be completed very quickly. These are often open for play between rounds of live bingo. 

What Are Bingo Halls Like? 

The first time you go to a bingo hall it can be a little overwhelming, there is quite a lot of jargon to get to grips with and there won’t be much hand holding! I’d recommend that you read-up what to expect on the website of the bingo hall that you’ll be visiting, that way you won’t be completely overwhelmed by what you find.  

Personally, I think bingo halls are the ideal place to play the game. The atmosphere of excitement and being in a massive room surrounded by people invested in the game makes it a great experience -whether you win or not. 

What’s the Deal with Online Bingo? 

Online bingo has been a rising force in the world of bingo and online gambling for a few years now, and for many people, it is their only exposure to bingo as a game. Online bingo is the same deal as live bingo, but it is much faster from start to completion, and since there is no need for strict schedules, you can play more games in less time. The downside of online bingo is that you lose the feeling of being physically around other players, which does a little to remove some of the fun from the experience. But, if you’re looking for something quick and easy, that suits your schedule, then online bingo might be the right thing for you. 

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