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Bingo playing tips

Casinos jumped on the online bandwagon a long time ago and bingo was quick to follow suit. This humble, simple little game has moved out of drab and dreary bingo halls and onto colourful, fun and interactive web pages that are beamed into homes up and down the country. It’s not just a game for women these days either. Adults of all ages, races and both genders like to try their luck at bingo.

The games simplicity and lack of a bulging rule book means its easy to learn and fun to play and most importantly if offers quick and often large rewards for little or no money. In fact you can play free online bingo at Costa Bingo and win up to £10,000.

The online game is played in much the same way as the land based version: you mark numbers off a card as they are called out at random. However, this process is partly automated online so you don’t actually mark off any numbers yourself. Maybe this is less exciting than the land-based version, but it means there is no room for error or cheating.

The game play depends on the type of bingo you’re playing. You could play the standard 90-ball game, which is the type of free online bingo at Costa Bingo that offers the biggest bonuses. Or you could try 75-ball bingo, which is the American version. In this game you get a 5x5 card completely filled with numbers except for the centre space. You have to make a pattern rather than complete lines or getting a full house.

The game you choose will affect the size of the jackpot. At Costa Bingo, the biggest bonus is for its 90-ball game. 75-ball games offer a maximum jackpot of £2,500.

You can increase your chances of winning by doing one of the following:

  • Choosing a less popular game. It’s rare that just one person wins at bingo, so the fewer people playing the fewer competitors you’ll be up against and therefore the fewer potential winners you’ll have to share the jackpot with.
  • Make the most of promotions. Whenever you see discounts, double-up options and free big bonus games get involved. They say nothing in life is free, but bingo begs to differ.
  • Buy several cards in one go. You’re often rewarded for doing so, such as receiving one free card. This one free card could be the winner. Remember to never by more than you can afford. At Costa Bingo you can’t buy any more than 96 cards in one go. If you want more information, check out the Gamble Aware website.
Grand Parker