Online bingo is something that many play just for fun. That’s great – but it can be a lot more fun to play if you increase your chances at winning, wager less of your own money, and extend your playing bingo via the likes of bonuses, free plays etc.
As an online bingo player for many years, I’ve learned a lot from my experience playing at bingo rooms. In this article, with some assistance from the great online bingo resource SmartBingoGuide.com.
#1: Don’t Restrict Yourself To One Bingo Website
One of the biggest mistakes I see online bingo players make is signing up for one online bingo website, and then sticking with that bingo room the entire time.
Bingo sites do offer some great loyalty programs, and it’s likely that you have made friends within the community. That doesn’t mean that you have to restrict yourself to just that one room, however.
There are a variety of reasons to try out other bingo halls, many of which I will cover below. One big reason is simply that you may enjoy another bingo room more. They may offer more fun side games, or offer more freebies, etc.
Variety is the spice of life – be sure to try various bingo halls to make sure you aren’t missing out on anything better.
#2: Claim Deposit & Reload Bonuses
This one should be obvious but it is tied into #1.
Bingo rooms offer up deposit bonuses for new players. That one should be obvious and it makes sense to sign up at different online bingo halls to claim the bonus. Then you are playing with the house’s money as much as possible.
The reason I said that you should sign up at various other bingo rooms above though is that a lot of these bingo halls also offer up reload bonuses. You can pick and choose which ones to take advantage of.
That way you are always receiving reload bonuses, and there should never be a time where you aren’t actively clearing the wagering requirement while playing online bingo.
#3: Read the Bonus Terms and Conditions
Don’t get distracted by the big words that a bingo room uses to advertise a bonus. They may offer a 1000% deposit bonus on just a $20 deposit – but more importantly, is what the wagering requirements and rules are in regard to that.
As an example – in the past, I’ve seen some bingo rooms with a progressive jackpot state that you can’t win the jackpot if you are actively clearing a particular bonus. As you can imagine that could lead to some bad news down the road if you win a jackpot, only to learn you can’t claim it.
Every single bonus you take advantage of – be sure to comb through the terms and conditions first to make sure there are no hidden clauses in there.
Compare all the bonuses as well so you are getting the best bang for your buck.
#4: Claim Every No Deposit Bingo Bonus You Can
Many online bingo rooms offer no deposit bingo bonuses. In short, this means you can sign up for a bingo room and play for real money without risking any of your own money.
Each one will have different terms and conditions so as I stated above – be sure to read through them all just to see what you are giving up when you claim a no deposit bonus.
By claiming no deposit bonuses, however, you are accomplishing two things: trying out different bingo rooms where one may jump out at you as I stated in point #1, and getting onto their mailing lists. This is what I mentioned in point #2 – this online bingo room knows you are interested in playing there now. Even if you don’t deposit immediately they will be e-mailing you with more enticing bonus offers in an attempt to convert you to a real money player.
Essentially, the ball is in your court as they try and get you to deposit with better offers each time.
#5: Take the Time to Learn the Side Games
Most bingo rooms online will have a chat host/caller who will run side games where you can earn an extra few bucks, or an additional bonus, etc.
Take the time to learn these games so you can be aware of them and know what the aim is so you can claim the bonuses if you win the side game.
Different chat hosts will run different side games too so if there is one where you see people win at it more than normal, then you can schedule your bingo play for whenever that chat host is hosting, and increase your chances of winning the side games that way.