Bingo Rules Explained

Bingo is an easy game to learn and understand even if you are a new online player. The object of the game is to have the numbers in your card in the correct pattern and be the first to call out "bingo" before the next number is called. Each card is unique and no two players have the exact same configuration of numbers on their card. The most popular variant of the game both online and off is the 75 ball game. This is the American version of the game and has cards with 25 different squares which contain 5 columns and 5 rows of 24 numbers. There are only 24 spaces because the 25th in the direct center of the card is a free space which can be used to make a bingo. At the top of each column are the letters B - I - N - G - O and below the letters are randomly selected numbers between 1 and 75. Before play begins you'll be told which pattern you'll need to form on your card but usually it's just a straight line across, up and down or horizontally.


 While new online casino players might worry that the online version will be vastly different from the offline version they are familiar with , they needn't be. The rules for the online game only incorporate a few minor changes. Obviously, in an online game the numbers can't be drawn from a regular cage. Instead, a random number generator or RNG is used. This is the same program that is used in online casinos and poker rooms. What a RNG does is choose numbers at random from a set of given numbers. In other words it isn't any different than drawing numbers out of the cage.

One difference is the casino bonus online offers that can be found. These offers give players a chance to start with extra money in their account and offer a greater chance at winning big. Another difference in the online game, which actually works to your advantage, is the ability to use an auto daub feature. This ensures that all of your numbers are automatically marked which means you won't miss any or accidently mark the wrong thing. Also many sites allow you to see the cards which are closest to winning so you can judge where you stand in the game. Which while it isn't necessary it is an interesting feature nonetheless.

Finally, one major difference between online and traditional bingo is the ability to chat in game. While most halls are quiet during game play, online players are eager to chat and share their opinions during a game. Many players enjoy the feeling a community and the chance to get to better know the others who are playing.

From the ability to get a casino bonus online to the fun of live chat during games there's a lot to be said for the online version of the game.

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