How to play online bingo like a pro

Bingo remains one of the nation’s most loved games, and in recent years it has branched out into the world of online gaming, and is an excellent source of entertainment which enables players to participate with minimal financial risk, in a fun and social environment.

That said, online bingo can be slightly more complex than traditional forms of bingo played in large halls and social clubs, so if you’re thinking about getting playing the online version of the game, it’s always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the ins and outs before jumping in head first.

Choose a site

There are hundreds of online bingo sites to choose from, so whichever one you decide to play is really down to personal preference.

However, always do a bit of research and check out reviews left by previous players on independent platforms. This will help you to ensure that young site of choice is legitimate and is committed to ensuring your online safety.

Most bingo sites will contain bonuses for their customers, and the best bingo bonuses can be found at some of the leading providers of online bingo.


For most online bingo sites, you will be required to register and create an account. This usually only takes a few minutes to do, and you’ll be able to go ahead and play immediately after.

Once you register, you may be offered welcome bonuses and promotions - be sure to take full advantage of these.

How do the sites differ from each other?

Most bingo sites are themed, each of which is designed to stand out and make each game appear as attractive and eye-catching as it possibly can, while the specific types of bingo on offer are also varied across sites.

Multiple different sites may operate from the same software or network, which can often mean that sites have similar layouts and features, as they are related to one another through a shared network.

Payment methods also vary, although most do offer a wide variety of popular payment methods, including all major credit and debit cards, as well as online wallets such as PayPal and Neteller.

What different types of bingo can I play?

90-ball bingo is the most traditional bingo game, and consists of a 9x3 grid containing 15 random numbers between 1 and 90. Prizes are given out for both lines and houses.

80-ball bingo, otherwise known as coverall bingo, involves a 4x4 grid containing 16 random numbers between 1 and 80. The first player to successfully mark off all 16 numbers will win a predetermined prize.

75-ball bingo, otherwise known as pattern bingo, and involves completing a stated pattern to win. This can also come in a coverall format on occasions, and involves a 5x5 grid consisting of random numbers between 1 and 75.

30-ball bingo features 9 numbers spread across a 3x3 grid. This is a coverall game, meaning that all numbers must be marked off it order to win, and is a ‘winner takes all’ game.