Online Bingo: A New Favourite Pastime?

By on June 7, 2013

When you have a smartphone, the chances are that you’ll have downloaded plenty of games to keep you amused on the way home from work, or when you’ve got some time to kill and nothing better to do.

But there’s only so much appeal to playing games like Bubble Mania, Candy Crush Saga and Pou. Sure they’re diverting enough for a while, but sooner or later, you’ll lose interest with them. Not so, though, if you get into playing free bingo online. Whether you play on your smartphone or on a pc or laptop, playing online bingo can open up a whole new world.

Now you may be thinking – bingo, isn’t that for old people? But actually there are millions of online bingo fans who’ve never stepped foot in a real bingo hall and they’d consider those to be the domains of old ladies with blue rinses. Online bingo has a totally different vibe to it. It’s the same game at the end of the day, but cooler! You don’t have to be quiet while you play and you can socialise with other players while the game goes on, thanks to the auto-daub technology which marks off the numbers on your cards as they are called out. And all this leaves you free to join in the fun and chat in the different bingo chat rooms – which are positive hives of social activity before, during and after scheduled games.

For the uninitiated, the first time you go into a bingo chat room, you won’t be able to decipher half the comments on there, as everyone tends to speak the bingo lingo – a whole lexicon of different abbreviations and acronyms. Examples include GLEV1 (good luck everyone), BBS (be back soon), DBL (don’t be long), 3TG (three balls to go), and YNT (you’re nearly there).

As well as talking to the collective you can also private message other players on most of the sites. We’ve no proof that any bingo chat relationships have ended up turning into marriages, but it probably has happened!

When you’re in different bingo chat rooms, you’ll meet people from all walks of life and of all different ages. True, there are a lot of ladies playing, but you get a fair few men in the chat rooms too.

Playing bingo for free is a great place to start as you can test the waters and see how much you like it. If you want to join a bingo site and put down a cash deposit, try out a number of different sites to see which has the best selection of games, rooms and jackpots to play for. Some of the amounts you can win today on bingo are incredible. Most games don’t cost much to play, compared with the prizes that are on offer.

Many bingo players find that it’s a perfect combination of entertainment because of the game itself and the fact that it has a great social aspect that lots of other online games simply don’t have.

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