Internet Bingo Rules

online bingo rules

Bingo is a popular game worldwide. Although the basic rules are very well known, there are many variations to the game in online bingo. Fortunately, all of the variations are easy to learn and are based off the basic rules. The most common internet bingo game is American Bingo which contains 75 numbers. British Bingo, which contains 90 numbers, is also commonly seen.
The games consist of:

  • A Caller (representing the casino) who randomly announces a single number at a time
  • One or more Players (like you) who have a certain amount of cards each

One row: Fill one row horizontally

One column: You have to fill a column vertically

Cover all: You have to fill all numbers on your card for bingo

Six pack: You have to fill a square consisting of six numbers

Nine pack: Fill a square consisting of nine numbers

Eight states: Fill the numbers surrounding the free space

Top and bottom: Fill the top row and the bottom row

Dotted picture frame: Fill every other space around the card

When a player has a number on his card that matches the number that is called by the caller, he marks the number. The numbers are announced quickly, so you must pay careful attention to the caller and mark the numbers quickly and accurately on your cards. You also have the option to choose the auto-dauber to do it for you. Depending on game, the marking of numbers should form a row, a full card or another pattern (see the table on the right). The first player to complete the desired pattern gets a "Bingo" and wins!

online bingo chat

Online Bingo Chat

Now, as mentioned before, Bingo is also a game about socializing. We recommend that you to use the chat forum while playing Internet Bingo as it provides a social aspect to the game, is fun and is a good way to meet new people. You can also get advice here from experienced players, as well as joining small extra competitions. There are some rules about chatting in Bingo sites, that you ought to stick to, and often you need to use abbreviations in the chat language – the so called ’BingoLingo’. This language can be a bit confusing at first but soon you will quickly catch on and understand the lingo. To get you started we have listed some of the most important abbreviations below.

Common abbreviations in Bingo Chat Rooms:

*G*
Grin
*K*
Kiss
*S*
Smile
*W*
Wink
ASAP
As Soon As Possible
BBL
Be Back Later
BBS
Be Back Soon
BLNT
Better Luck Next Time
CYAL8R
See Ya Later
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FYI
For Your Information
GL
Good Luck
GMTA
Great Minds Think Alike
GTSY
Glad To See You
IC
I See
IYKWIM
If You Know What I Mean
JK
Just Kidding
JTLYK
Just To Let You Know
KIT
Keep In Touch
LOL
Laughing Out Loud
LTNS
Long Time No See
NP
No Problem
OIC
Oh I See
SAC
Sorry All Close
SRY
Sorry
TC
Take Care
TX
Thanks
TY
Thank You
WB
Welcome Back
WTG
Way To Go
YBS
You’ll Be Sorry
YVW
You’re Very Welcome
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Hugs