Bingo halls started appearing around the UK during the 1960s, many decades before the Internet arrived to make the online version of this popular game even possible. Furthermore, online bingo has evolved to offer a playing experience that differs markedly from that of standard bingo.
Bingo Chat Room Lingo
One of the best things about the game of bingo is its social aspect. Nearly every online bingo site has an array of bingo chat rooms that facilitate communication and social interaction between players.
According to a recent survey, at least 70% of all online players participate in bingo chat while playing the game. This chat function adds an entirely new dimension to the game. In fact, there are many players who may enjoy the chats even more than the bingo itself!
Of course, to effectively engage others, you might want to brush up on standard bingo chat lingo. That’s right, just as Instant Messenger programs have standardized acronyms like “LOL” and “OMG”, online bingo has also developed a chat language of its own.
Bingo Lingo Glossary
To understand bingo lingo, try consulting the glossary listed below:
AFAIK—As far as I know
AFK—Away from the keyboard (you are about to step away)
AFK2P—Away from keyboard to pee (pretty self explanatory!)
ASAP—As soon as possible
A/S/L—Age, sex and location
BAK—Back at keyboard
BBIM—Be back in a minute
BBL—Be back later
BDT—Bout darn time!
BRB—Be right back (or bathroom break!)
BTU—Back to you
FAQ—Frequently asked question(s)
FWIW—For what its worth
GGP—Gotta go pee
GL2U—Good luck to you
IRL—In real life
IMO—In my opinion
KIT—Keep in touch
LOL—Laughing out loud
OTFL—On the floor laughing
ROFL—Rolling on the floor laughing
WTG—Way to go
YSR—Yeah, sure, right
YVW—You’re very welcome
1TG—One (more number) to go (before hitting bingo). Also, 2TG, 3TG, etc...
Having a good handle on the entire bingo lingo will make your online experience even richer. Now you will be able to interact with others in any bingo chat room you use. Just be sure to use some of the more “colorful” expressions prudently. Additionally, this is an evolving thing, so new chat bingo chat words are developed all the time. Be ready to adapt! Good luck and have fun!