Whether it’s something you do regularly or a game you play when you get a free moment – bingo is something to look forward to.
But, as with every online community, there are certain rules that need to be followed. Here are some dos and don’ts when playing online bingo.
Online bingo has a fun and friendly community because everyone is in the same boat and are there to have a good time. So, don't be that person who ruins it for everybody else.
Be respectful of others and also be mindful of what you say because what you might think is a light-hearted joke might upset other players.
If you aren’t sure of something, it’s best to trust your gut instinct. Check out all of the T&Cs on the website before making a deposit. This way you'll have a better idea of what to do if something does go wrong.
It’s also a great way of checking the facts and making sure you’re not, you know, signing away your soul!
Being in a competitive environment for hours on end can drain the life out of you, so take frequent screen breaks for peace of mind.
Stand up, stretch, pop the kettle on or have a toilet break. It works wonders and leaves you feeling refreshed for another game of bingo later on.
Facebook remains the most active social media channel used by online bingo brands. Take a moment to head over to your favourite site's Facebook pages and turn on notifications to stay up to date with what is happening at your bingo home.
Who knows, they might even be giving away free bonus games!
The majority of us don’t have endless cash to burn, so setting a reasonable budget should be your number one priority. Make a note of what is a comfortable amount to spend and only make a deposit if you're happy to do so. Remember the saying, when the fun stops, STOP!
You never know who might be lurking in a chat room, so be safe and keep your personal information private. We encourage you to chat with other players, but don’t say anything you might later regret.
There’s a whole wide world out there and being glued to your computer or phone 24/7 is unhealthy – no matter what you're doing. Set yourself a time limit throughout the day and stick to it.
Never be rude to the customer support staff. They’re there to help you, not annoy you. Sometimes the rules mean they can’t grant your every request. Remember, you wouldn’t like to be hassled during your day job, would you?
A rookie error that happens every now and again – don’t press the reset page button. After making a deposit, if you press F5 or use the back arrow, the online payment processor may end up taking your money twice.
Try and avoid doing this at every cost to avoid hassle down the line.
Online bingo should be a positive atmosphere for players to enjoy. You won’t win every game, that’s just the way it is. But, if you congratulate other winners and have a good time, it’s not so bad.
If you do witness any bad behaviour in the chat room, don’t hesitate to report it to the chat host who can then take action.
Emma Stokes a freelance copywriter and blogger who is enthusiastic in learning everything she can about online bingo to help others be at the top of their game. Emma is creative director at Redknows marketing consultancy and a skilled photographer.
Get personalised offers straight to your inbox and access our exclusive members' area!