Bingo Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Online Bingo is played differently from real world bingo and on this page we cover some of the basic questions that will help get you going. In many ways it is easier to play bingo online, for example, by not need to mark off your own numbers you can play many more tickets at once and even several games in parrallel.

Overall online bingo is easy to play but still there is no bingo caller available to answer any questions.  Rather than just finding your way through by playing random games we reckon we can save you some time and pennies if you read our quick FAQ guide below.

Do You Mark Your Own Numbers Off In Online Bingo?

When you play bingo online, the system is automatically set to mark (or daub) your numbers automatically. This is great for people who want to chat and play side games at the same time, or for those marking lots of tickets or for players who are not so quick at marking their own tickets.

If you want to mark your tickets yourself, you can head into the settings within some bingo rooms and follow the easy to follow on screen instructions to switch to manual daubing.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Play Bingo Online?

You must be of legal age to play online bingo and land based bingo, which is 18 years old in the United Kingdom. Some online bingo sites will require you to register a card or payment method when you register, but they don’t want this to withdraw money from your account – this is purely taken for age verification purposes only.

If you win and attempt to withdraw and you’re not 18 years old, you will have your money forfeited and your account closed. The vast majority of online bingo sites require you to send in personal documents before a withdrawal is processed – this is a driver’s license, a passport and utility bill so you have to make sure you are of legal age to play.

Is Online Bingo Safe?

Playing online bingo is safe and secure because all online bingo sites use a variety of safety measures and security technology to ensure your details are kept safe at all times. Having anti-virus software on your desktop or laptop is vital as no matter what websites you visit, you are at increased risk of getting a virus.

All online bingo sites have encryption technology that encrypts player details such as names, addresses and banking information to stop potential fraudsters getting access to them. Some bingo sites will require you to provide proof of your bank card when you attempt a withdrawal, but they wont want the whole card number – this is standard procedure to combat online fraud.

What Are Wagering Requirements?

A wagering requirement is a term used to describe an amount of times a player must play through their cash in order to withdraw. So, if you sign up to n online bingo site, deposit £10 and get £50 free – you’ll have a total of £60 to play with. The wagering requirement may state that you need to play through the deposit and the bonus combined a total of 25x before being able to cashout. This means you need to play through a total of 60 x 25 = £1,500 before withdrawing.

Some bingo sites allow players to opt into bonuses, so make sure you read the terms and conditions, because sometimes it’s far better to decline a bonus than to play through hundreds of pounds for a small bonus.

Can Two People In The Same House Both Have Accounts At The Same Bing Site?

Yes, it doesn’t matter how many adults live in your address, all of them can have an account at the same bingo site. Each person must have separate accounts of their own. You must use your own payment methods to fund your account and never log in under someone else’s details.

If you don’t follow these rules, the bingo site will ban you and you will lose any funds in your account.

Can I Claim A Welcome Bonus Twice?

The initial welcome bonus offered is a one-off bonus designed to reward you on your very first deposit. You can sign up to a bingo site, take a look around and deposit at a much later date and still get that welcome bonus. Some online bingo sites offer more than one welcome bonus, these come as a first deposit bonus, second deposit bonus and so on.

There are secondary reload bonuses, cashback schemes and much more on offer too for exisiting customers, so make sure you head to the promotions page of your chosen bingo site to see exactly what’s available.

Can Bingo Bonuses Be Used For Side Games?

It depends entirely on the bingo site really. Some bingo sites state that the bingo bonus funds are for bingo games only but the vast majority allow you to play your bonus on the side games. You basically chose to play with your bingo bonus – which is a different option to cash, so when you play the games, your bonus funds will decrease.

When you win, the money will be credited to your bonus balance and not your cash balance. If you win on bingo with your bonus funds, you will be credited in cash – but every time you buy a ticket, the funds will be taken from your real cash balance and not your bonus so bear that in mind.

How Much Does It Cost To Play Online Bingo?

Ticket prices vary and the amount you want to spend is entirely up to you. Firstly, set yourself a budget and set a deposit limit based on the amount you can afford to lose. Set that limit in place and stick to it. Bingo ticket prices range from free to £2 a ticket, so you can decide how many you want to buy.

Some online bingo sites offer free bingo tickets with the chance to upgrade, this means you pay a little amount to upgrade your ticket to win increased cash prizes.

How Much Can You Win Playing Online Bingo?

All bingo sites are different, which means different cash prizes up for grabs. In the 90 ball bingo games, you can win a line, 2 line and full house prize based on the amount of players who paid to play – some games even offer roll on prizes that award players who are waiting on 1 or 2 numbers when the house is called.

There are guaranteed jackpot games that dish out big cash prizes no matter how many people in the room and then there’s the big progressive jackpots that roll over and over until some lucky deil wins them.

Can You Play Bingo On Your Mobile?

Yes, you can! Depending on the bingo site you wish to paly at, they may offer a mobile bingo app that can be downloaded from your app store, or you can simply punch in the web address of the site into the browser on your device to get started.

Generally speaking, the selection of bingo games on offer are smaller on your mobile, but that doesn’t affect the bingo prizes or your chances of winning. You can play anywhere and anytime you like, so long as you have a mobile and an internet connection.

Why Do People Play Online Bingo?

People love to play online bingo because it provides a fun, safe and exciting environment with plenty of chances to win. You don’t have to step a single foot outside your front door, because you can play snuggled up in bed, on the sofa or in the bathroom if you like – the choice is yours.

You can play 24hours a day, 7 days a week and get access to customer support and chat with other like-minded bingo players.

Do Men Play Bingo?

Surprisingly enough, yes they do. There are just as many men playing bingo as women. Agreed, that some online bingo sites target a female market with their sickly pink colour schemes, but this doesn’t deter men from playing. It isn’t set in stone that bingo is just for women, because men like to get away from it all too and engage is social gaming.

Can I Play Bingo Whilst Abroad/On Holiday?

Some online bingo sites recognise when you are out of the UK and won’t allow you to log in, but others allow you to. Just the other day I was chatting to someone online and they were playing bingo whilst sat at the poolside in Lanzarote!

When Is The Best time To Play Bingo?

There are no set times when it comes to the best times to play online bingo, but if you want to increase your chances of winning, you can decide to play at off-peak times. These are generally the early hours of the morning, between 2am and 6am – where most players are fast asleep in their beds. The number of players in the room is drastically smaller, and so are the prizes, but your chances of winning are increased.

If you want bigger jackpots, then make sure you log in when the jackpot games are at their peak or being played. Seasonal promotions, such as Christmas offer bigger jackpots and prizes too.