How to Play Bingo Online

Want to know how to play bingo online? Well, if you have ever been to a traditional Bingo Hall then you already know how to play bingo online because it’s basically the same game. The main difference is that you play the game via your computer, so you can be in your PJs, feeding the baby, cooking supper, or all three and at any time of the day or night!


The basics of the game are that you buy a randomly allocated bingo card showing a selection of numbers. Numbered balls are randomly selected and you check your card to see if you have that number, and mark it on the card. You win a prize if you are the first to mark all the numbers on your card. That, in a nutshell, is how to play bingo.

Knowing how to play bingo is vital, but how do you win? To increase your chances of winning you can buy more cards (but this will cost you more). When you play in a traditional bingo hall, you have to check your card manually, but when you play online, your card is automatically checked for you, so you can play more cards at once. With bingo cards often costing as little as 10p each, playing multiple cards to increase your chances is always a viable option.

We have discussed how to play bingo, but before you can do so you need to register with a bingo game site. If you are playing for money then you also need to deposit money into that account to play. Any winnings are credited to this account for you to withdraw or use to play again.

Many people want to know how to play bingo for free, and the good news is that many sites let you do this, but you will still need to register your details. As a new player, a site may offer you some free points, which you convert to cash to start playing (typically £1 or £2).

Now that you know how to play bingo, you can consider playing non-bingo games too. Once you are registered with a few bingo sites you will find that many also offer games such as roulette and slot machines.

What happens when I visit a Bingo site

Is it legal?

If you want to know how to play bingo legally, you should remember than online bingo is legal in the UK, subject to the site having a gaming licence, but it is not legal in the USA. Click along the various banners on a site telling you who they are, where they are based, and to access other information you need to make you feel comfortable with the site.

New to Bingo?

It is possible to play a small number of games online for free. This is great if you only want to learn how to play bingo without financial risk, or to see if you like it.

Once you find a site that you like, select the Sign Up option (and you’ll receive free credits). Once you have registered, or signed-up they will send you an immediate email. But you don’t need it, just login with the username and password you have created, and scroll down to Loyalty – redeem points.

Say how many points you want to use (1000=£1) and then select play. Pick a Bingo game, pick a card and then wait for the game to start. The rest is done for you (the site ticks off your card, and announces the winner). If you want, you can make comments in the Chat Room while you wait, or play.

So, now you have learned how to play bingo online and it has not cost you a penny.