New to Bingo?

If you are a newbie and you don’t know how to play bingo, don’t worry; you've come to the right place.

Bingo is indeed one of the easiest games to play, yet the amount of excitement it stirs is astronomical. No wonder so many people all over the world are obsessed with it. But still, it can be a tad confusing if you’re new to the game. So, if you want to increase your chances of winning, you need to be aware of a few things.

That said, we suggest you read through our top 10 tips and take them to heart. Rather get off to a good start than miss that golden opportunity when it comes your way – and it will.

Bingo Tip 1 – Free Bingo Money

Free bingo money cannot be withdrawn – no exceptions. The money you get for free is given to you so that you can get a feel for the site and play the games. Most often you’ll also need to deposit cash before you are allowed to withdraw money won using your free bingo bonus. Don’t be discouraged, it’s a great way to find out more about the site and once your free bingo money runs out you should already have a good understanding of it. From there you can choose whether or not continue playing.

Bingo Tip 2 – Welcome Bonus

A welcome bonus (otherwise known as a deposit bonus or sign-up bonus) is usually represented as a percentage. In other words, if a site claims to offer a 100% welcome bonus and you deposit £10, you will get another £10 to play with.

Here’s a chart to show you how to calculate a welcome bonus:

  • Deposit £10 with a 100% bonus offer – get £10 x 1 = £10 extra – a total of £20 to play with
  • Deposit £10 with a 150% bonus offer – get £10 x 1.5 = £15 extra – a total of £25 to play with
  • Deposit £10 with a 200% bonus offer – get £10 x 2 = £20 extra – a total of £30 to play with
  • Deposit £10 with a 250% bonus offer – get £10 x 2.5 = £25 extra – a total of £35 to play with
  • Deposit £10 with a 300% bonus offer – get £10 x 3 = £30 extra – a total of £40 to play with

Bingo Tip 3 – Progressive Jackpots

Keep a close eye on progressive jackpot games (they grow with time) and play when the jackpot gets high. The cards will most likely be more expensive than regular jackpot games but nonetheless, you should give them a go if you can afford them because the winnings can be astronomical.

Bingo Tip 4 – Choosing a Bingo Site

Although all the sites listed here at Bingo Teacher are top-quality, they do have their differences in terms of what they offer and how big their communities are. If you want to chat and meet fellow players then select a site with busy rooms. If, on the other hand, you wish to win cash, it may be best to choose a quiet bingo site where there aren’t many competitors playing for the jackpot. That way, if you win, your share will be larger because it will be split between less people.

Bingo Tip 5 – Keep Informed

Another aspect of maximising your bingo rewards is by keeping up to date with bingo news, offers and promotions. Bingo Teacher provides you with all of this information so make it a priority to visit us regularly.

Bingo Tip 6 – Read Reviews

We put a lot of effort into reviewing the sites featured here at Bingo Teacher. Most other bingo review sites feature reviews written by people who work for the actual bingo site, so they are biased. Conversely, we select only the best bingo sites on the net and review them ourselves. By reading them you will essentially be able to pick those bingo sites that best suit your needs.

Bingo Tip 7 – Auto Play

The best thing about online bingo is that it’s convenient. Unlike bingo halls in which you have to concentrate on your cards and the numbers being called, online bingo allows you to kick back and relax, even chat with fellow players, while your computer plays the game automatically. Do ensure that you select the auto-play option so that your computer can play for you and more importantly, claim the winnings.

Bingo Tip 8 – Changing Bingo Cards

If for some odd reason you don’t like the bingo cards presented to you don’t worry, you can change them. Most bingo sites allow you to do this when purchasing them. Remember, though, you can’t swap cards once you’ve purchased them. You must do it before buying.

Bingo Tip 9 – Guaranteed Winning

If ever you land yourself at a bingo site that offers tips guaranteed to make you win, leave immediately. Bingo is about luck and winning is a random process. Sites that claim such nonsense do it purely to reel you in with the hope of winning so that you can spend more cash. You don’t need skills to win bingo. Indeed, it’s wise to know how the games work but that’s about as much as there is to know.

Bingo Tip 10 – Confidential Information

You should under no circumstances give away private information like banking details in chat rooms. It may seem like common sense but many players still get caught out. Only share your details with the bingo site via its secure online form.