By Shaan Khan
Veteran bingo players trying to sell the game’s premise to rookies will usually pin their pleasure of playing to the social experience of making friends at bingo halls and the adrenaline boost of wagering and having a random chance to win a reward.
The same can be said about online bingo, but with more quirks. Online bingo websites operate differently from a brick & mortar bingo hall, from availability, accessibility and the social experience.
While a veteran bingo player can tell you how to get the most out of traditional bingo, I aim to highlight the nuances in the game on the online platform, which will allow you to maximise your enjoyment of playing bingo online!
Tip 1 – Play for The Fun of Luck
Online bingo is easily accessible; there’s no grabbing your coat and getting a bus to your bingo hall; no same amount of planning to take a chunk out of your schedule. Bingo played online can be accessed anywhere, simply by pulling out your phone, pressing an app, then you’re in a game.
The danger of online bingo is to view the game as a money-making venture tied to time, effort and skill, but online bingo isn’t equivalent to trading penny stocks on an app or playing an eSports game to win wagers—online bingo is all about luck.
So the best advice is to not take advantage of online bingo’s accessibility by playing the game with a competitive outlook. This self-destructive mindset can easily see you rinsing away your money effortlessly due to how easy it is to play online bingo.
Have the attitude of playing for a chance of luck. To see if today might be your lucky day since the odds of winning isn’t drastically different when comparing the different hours people play bingo.
Once you have the correct attitude to playing online bingo, it’s best to set limits for yourself and self-evaluate your finances & lifestyle to come up with a reasonable budget set aside for playing online bingo for the sake of a fun hobby.
Tip 2 – Join Online Communities
To put into perspective the power of online bingo, it’s equivalent to having access to any bingo hall from the comforts of your home. What makes this outlook exciting for bingo players is that you can make friends with bingo players from all over the world. Together you discover new bingo websites, creating a refreshing experience each time, especially uncovering sites that give you higher odds to win thanks to low player counts.
To make friends with other online bingo players, it would be good to get accustomed to the social features on online bingo websites. One feature is the chat system where you communicate live with players in-game, also an inbox where you mail one another and share information such as social media pages.
Once connected to an online community, you can share new websites you have found and have a larger list of people available to play with you at any given time in the day.
Tip 3 – Personal Security
You’ve probably seen the news on data & privacy breaches online, where hackers and scammers prey upon the vulnerable, like people wanting to have a good time with online bingo but are not that tech-savvy.
A rule of thumb for anyone browsing the web and interacting with strangers is to be cautious of not leaking any personal information of yourself. Especially in live chat rooms or inboxes on new websites you have visited since you don’t know who is viewing that information and whether the site is reputable for cyber security.
Always research what users say about an online bingo site before you visit them. If you want to make friends with players on that website, only share a trusted social media account of yours to them in private for you to communicate outside of the website.