Starting an online bingo game at any bingo site is relatively easy; if you follow the process, you first need to sign up and then deposit your funds.
Once you have found a bingo site that appeals, depending on the site, you could be presented with a number of welcome bingo bonuses to choose from. You do not have to register this way if you don’t want to – simply just click ‘sign up’, ‘join now’ or ‘register’.
From there, you will need to follow the site’s process for joining, which requires you to submit various details such as your name, address and date of birth. Every site’s registration process differs, though, ultimately, it is easy to follow.
Once you have done this, you can then choose which payment method that you would like to use in order to deposit funds. Next, check what the minimum deposit amount is because every site differs – some will be £5, others £10, and in very rare cases, £20. The latter is likely to be for a special welcome bonus.
When you have done this and actioned the transaction, funds will appear in your bingo account, and you can choose which bingo game you would like to join.
It is worth noting that every site will have games that occur at certain times throughout the day, and you can enter a few minutes before the game starts – every site will vary in terms of when you can join. However, once you have, the necessary sum of money for entering will be deducted from your bingo account.
All game entry fees vary – on some sites, it is possible to buy bingo tickets for just 1p, while others will have mega jackpot games that you can enter for anywhere over £5.
Once you have entered a game and are waiting for the game to start, you can chat with other players in the bingo room, which is a great way to get to know people and has a nice social element to it. There is also a chat moderator as well, in case you have any questions.
What Bingo Game Should I Choose?
Most of the best UK bingo sites have a multitude of options available for players to choose from.
Generally, the most common to choose from are 90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball bingo, with games occurring throughout the day for each of these versions.
However, it is possible to find 30-ball (Speed Bingo) at some sites as well, which, as the name suggests, is faster and, for certain players, more fun.
Meanwhile, there are bingo sites that offer games which are unique only to them and often branded in a way that is related to the site, which helps to set the bingo site apart from the rest. It can usually be the case that these offer better prizes, or more prizes or even reward different nuances such as getting a specific pattern on a bingo grid.
What If I Am Unsure Of The Rules During A Bingo Game?
Firstly, do not worry, because this is quite common, especially if you have not played before. The chatroom that you are in has a moderator who is on hand to help you during a game. The best thing to do is to direct a question to the chat moderator, who will be only too happy to help.
In addition to this, most of the players in the bingo room will often only be too happy to help because they have been in your situation before. So there is nothing to feel nervous or shy about because it is perfectly natural for players to get stuck.
What Is The Best Device To Play An Online Bingo Game On?
If you are just getting started and haven’t played online bingo before, it could be wise to use a desktop or laptop computer using a mouse because the screen will be bigger, and you will find it easier to navigate.
Although mobile devices are by far the most common for online bingo (and online gambling in general), this could be something to progress to once you are used to playing and know your way around a bingo site.
There is nothing to stop you from using your mobile device to explore the site in the meantime, though it could be better to use a desktop computer until you fully get to grips with how a site works and how a game unfolds.
How Many Bingo Games Should I Play In One Session?
This isn’t an exact science and doesn’t really have a correct answer, though, as many as you feel comfortable with. If you are new to the game, playing too many at once can be overwhelming. The best thing to do is set a game and time limit for yourself and also a budget – remember not to spend more than you can afford to lose.
Approach each bingo game as a way of having fun – if you do not like it, you do not have to play again. However, should this be the case, the bingo site will have your deposit amount – if you have already played a game, this will be below your minimum withdrawal limit for the site (unless you have won).
As a result, the best thing to do is to choose a site that lets you deposit the absolute minimum industry amount – in most cases; this is £5. Therefore, if you do not enjoy a bingo game and do not want to play again, you have not broken the bank; however, it can still feel frustrating not to be able to withdraw what is left.
It could be worth contacting customer support and explaining your situation – you never know, they may make an exception!
What To Look For From A Site To Play Online Bingo Games
The most vital thing to look for when looking for a site to start playing an online bingo game is that the UKGC (UK Gambling Commission), or one of similar standing, licences it. It means the site must follow specific regulations and gets monitored. If there is any wrongdoing, you get protected as a customer.
Ultimately, starting an online bingo game is easy because you follow the registration process, make a deposit and choose your game!
Amelia Cassiday is an online bingo writer and player for the past 5 years. Her expertise and knowledge of the online bingo industry are utilised when covering the latest news and trends. Amelia particularly enjoys reviewing new bingo sites as well as writing detailed game guides. When offline, she can be found maintaining her garden and reading a good book at her home in Newcastle, UK.