February 3, 2003
There are hundreds of different Bingo games online. That means there are also different rules that apply to each variation. Please read the rules specific to each bingo game before you start to play. However, there are some general rules that apply to most bingo games you find on the net.
Bingo is a relaxing way to gamble because it is the ultimate game of luck. The numbers are chosen randomly by a computer which means there can be no predicting, no strategizing, only good fortune! In the basic game (variations exist) each player receives one or more cards. Each card has five horizontal rows of numbers ranging from 1 to 75. Each has a different arrangement of numbers and contains a center square, usually marked “Free”.
In many versions of online Bingo, you must match the called numbers on your cards in the desired pattern for that game. If your numbers match the game’s current pattern, you declare Bingo and win the game. You must click on the Bingo button to be registered, in most cases. Also, there may be more than one winner.
Once the game finishes, a new game will start up after a short break. The object in online bingo is to match the game pattern indicated for that game. The game pattern changes with every game. In regular bingo, the game patterns are usually simple like a diagonal line, horizontal line etc. 75 numbers are drawn. If no one claims Bingo, the jackpot usually does not carry over into the next game.
In progressive bingo, the Ingatbola88 jackpot just keeps growing from game to game until there is a winner. You must also complete a specified pattern but these patterns are more difficult than in regular bingo. There are also less than 75 numbers being called which makes the odds of winning more challenging but also increases the jackpots.
Usually you will start with three Bingo cards, each one having the letters B, I, N, G and O at the top of each column and a set of numbers filling all the spaces except the Free square in the center. Each time a number is called, that number will be displayed somewhere on the playing screen.
As a number is called, look for it on all of your Bingo cards. If you find it there, first check to see if it is part of the current game pattern. If it is, click that square on your Bingo card or cards. You don’t need to mark the Free square. It counts towards all the patterns.
If you match the game pattern, hit the BINGO button. There may be other winners at the same time. If so, the jackpot will be divided equally among them. Be sure to read the site rules that explain how to collect your prize. If you click on the Bingo button when you don’t really have Bingo, you will get a warning. After three warnings, you may be banned from that game room for a certain period of time.