I’ll be completely honest. It took me a while to understand the attraction of on-line bingo. It’s not a game I have played for a very long time, but for me one of the best things about bingo is scanning the numbers on your tickets and dabbing them with a pen when they are called out.
With on-line bingo the numbers are marked off for you, and sometimes you can have as many as 120 tickets in one game. There is no skill involved, just luck, so initially I couldn’t see the attraction, but eventually I did start to ‘get’ it.
Registering with the site was simple and straightforward, although to get the advertised free £20 bonus when you deposit £5 you need to enter a promotional code. I didn’t realise this until it was too late. The customer care team’s live chat function was very efficient but after chatting with two different advisers the problem could not be solved. Nevertheless £5 did turn out to be enough for an hour’s play.
Entering the Netmums bingo room I did initially wonder what on earth was going on. The pace is fast but even without reading all the details about how to play in advance, I was able to work out how to buy tickets and how the game worked. The ticket prices vary from anything between 1p and 20p and you win prizes for completing one line, two lines and a full house.
Tickets with the most numbers marked off change colour and move to the top left of the screen, so you can keep an eye out for those essential winning numbers.
I did win a couple of pounds for getting a winning line and a couple more for two lines, which definitely gave me a buzz and made me keen to play more. If you’re a gambler it could be easy to spend quite a lot in one night especially as you are not physically handing over any cash. You would need to be careful not to get carried away even though you can place a limit on the amount you gamble in a set period. The Netmums advice on playing safe is definitely worth a read.
The best part of the game, for me, was the chat room where everyone playing assembles and can chat to each other before and during the game. A moderator is there to keep the conversation flowing and help create a party atmosphere. By the end of the session I was really starting to enjoy it although I preferred the social side to the game itself.
If on-line bingo is your ‘thing’ then I found Sky Bingo to be very well organised. The pace is very fast and you need to keep your eye on the ball, so to speak. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try even if, like me, you only play it the once.
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