The Basics of Online Bingo
Online bingo is a web-based version of the traditional game of chance that allows players to play bingo at any time of day and from anywhere they wish. Online bingo can be played for free, but many online casinos also offer real money bingo games in which players can win real money bingo jackpots.
Both 75 and 90-ball bingo games are available online, as well as many other variations. Many online bingo games also feature unique themes and graphics, and also include bingo chat rooms in which players can converse. Betting on bingo games with certified online casinos will also often award players with additional bingo bonuses and promotions when playing for real money.
Betting on Bingo Games Online
Online bingo is played in a similar fashion to land-based bingo, with a few key differences. When betting on bingo games online, the first step for players is generally to register an account with their chosen casino. This ensures that if players win a real money bingo jackpot, there is a set location to which the money will be paid.
Bingo Cards and Stake Amounts
To play any online bingo game, players must purchase a virtual bingo card. These cards come in many different variations, and the bet limits associated also vary widely between casinos. The stakes offered when betting on bingo games online may also depend on the number of players in each game. Certain online casinos and bingo rooms also require a minimum number of cards to be purchased before a player can participate in a game.
Permanent and Non Permanent Cards
The numbers displayed on virtual bingo cards are all chosen with the use of Random Number Generation, as are the winning numbers during each game. Depending on the casino, players will be able to choose their own numbers, or choose from cards on which previously allocated numbers have been displayed. There are also permanent and non-permanent bingo cards that can be found when playing online. Permanent bingo cards have a fixed set of numbers that stay in place for a certain number of games, while non-permanent or ‘paper’ bingo cards are discarded at the end of each bingo game.
Preset Bingo Jackpots
There are two main jackpot types available online when betting on bingo games. Preset, or fixed, jackpots are displayed in a set amount before the game begins, and will not change, regardless of how many players participate or how many tickets are purchased. In games with preset bingo jackpots, there is usually a minimum number of bingo cards that must be purchased before players can play.
Progressive Bingo Jackpots
The second jackpot type that players will come across when betting on bingo games online is progressive jackpots. These jackpots begin at a preset amount, similar to preset bingo jackpots. However, progressive jackpots increase continually in value as players buy more bingo cards for the game in question. These progressive bingo jackpots will continue to increase until they are claimed by a winner of the game, as which point they will revert to their preset starting value and begin to increase again.