Our team of bingo players know that playing online bingo for the first time can be a bit daunting and can in some instances be a positive minefield, so for those that are not acquainted with the intricacies, niceties and eccentricities of the beautiful game of online bingo we provide you with a selection of bingo FAQ for your assistance. If you have further questions, please get in contact and we will help you where we can!
Q. 1) I’m unsure which bingo sites to play, there are so many to choose from. How do I decide where to play?
This is one of the most common bingo FAQ, and you are quite right there is a whole plethora of online bingo sites to choose from. With so much choice there are obvious dilemmas, but it doesn’t need to be that difficult. Nordencasino.com only feature the very best bingo sites and so you can play these sites with confidence knowing they are all well regarded online bingo names. Players can click straight through to the bingo sites from most of the articles publish on this site, making this section a very useful tool to play online bingo without needing to resort to Google!
Q. 2) There are so many bingo games to choose from, how will I know what game to play and also are the online bingo rules different to playing at a high street bingo hall?
In respect of the difference between the rules of online bingo and high street bingo, there aren’t any really as they are pretty much the same game, the only major difference is that chatting in an online bingo room is positively encouraged whereas when playing bingo in a traditional bingo hall chatting whilst a game is in play is frowned upon. There are benefits to playing both forms of the game, and here at nordencasino.com we are right behind the traditional bingo halls as they are the mother of the online bingo game and as such should be respected by all within the online bingo industry. If you have never tried playing in a bingo hall then why not use the experience of playing online to your advantage and visit your local bingo hall, there you will find lots of friendly players from all age groups and both sexes all willing to chat in the breaks between games. There are also the new wave of bingo halls offering lively party style entertainment, where there is an ‘anything goes’ policy which is a great alternative to playing in a hushed bingo hall. Then when the fun is finished in the bingo hall you can pop home and log on to play online bingo what ever time you get in!
Q. 3) I’m new to online bingo, the chat room is busy and they use language I don’t understand. How can I join in?
Simple – be honest. Tell the other online bingo roomies that you are new or that you don’t understand. They will be more than willing to explain things to a new player, after all they have been newbie bingo players at some stage themselves. The great thing about online bingo is the camaraderie and friendships that you can build – but you can only do that if you join in. There is a whole different bingo lingo language that can be quite daunting for a new player, with the simple WTG (Way To Go), for a player who has just won, to ROFL (Rolls On Floor Laughing) when another player cracks a joke. New players don’t need to feel that they have to know it all straight away, and very soon it will all make sense. When first in a chat room try to wish the other players GL E1(Good Luck Everyone) before the game starts, say WTG when a player wins, and remember to say TY (Thank You) when other players say WTG to you on a win. These simple few acronyms will help at first until you are used to the chat room language, but a simple ‘SS (so sorry) I am new’, will quickly be responded to by players and CM’s (Chat Moderators) alike, who will be more than eager to help a new player join in the fun. As a point of note, make sure that you don’t leave CAPS lock on, this upper case typing is the equivalent of shouting in bingo chat rooms, and is likely to bring the wrath of not only the CM but also the other roomies.
Q. 4) I am confused by bingo bonus offers, how do they work?
This is another one of those bingo FAQ that is really difficult to answer in a definitive way, this is because each online bingo site usually has their own rules on how a bingo bonus is earned or how a bonus is given. New players at a bingo site are often given a free cash match bingo bonus – these can range from 100% to 400% or more) on a first deposit or sometimes even a no deposit required bonus. These bonus offers are obviously to attract players to make a deposit or to join an online bingo club and to keep playing; therefore in all cases these bonus sums cannot be withdrawn. The player will be expected to deposit and wager at least one times the bonus amount (can be much more than this so check the terms and conditions of a bingo site first) before a withdrawal is made on a win that has been achieved playing bonus cash.
There are many other bonus offers, from re-loads to referring a friend, each online bingo site has its own terms and conditions for these bonuses also, so again check the small print for details.
Q. 5) What is a ‘Raider’?
Players can be referred to as raiders in bingo site chat rooms when a bingo chat game is in progress. Usually this is a derogatory term used to describe a player who has bought tickets in various bingo rooms and doesn’t stay in any or only one of them or a player who has pre-purchased bingo tickets and is not present to participate in chat games. There is a big divide about the use of this term in the online bingo industry, it is felt that on the one hand bingo sites actively encourage players to play in multiple rooms and to pre-purchase bingo tickets then allow them to be castigated in the chat room by the CM (Chat Moderator) or CH (Chat Host) for doing just that. The reason why some players do not like raiders is because the chat games in play sometimes pays bonus points (BBs) to a player(s) but only if the winner is in the chat room. Clearly there is a conflict in the message being sent to online bingo players by the bingo sites concerned when they encourage the term ‘Raider’ to be used. However from our perspective, we believe that online bingo is all about each individual player and how they want to play. So don’t be put off by pre-purchasing your bingo tickets if it is convenient for you to do so – just make sure that you don’t bemoan the raiders if you don’t win any BBs 😉 Continue reading…