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.
How Much Can Be Won Playing Bingo?
There are many reasons for playing bingo online. One big factor is that it is quite simply entertaining. With a bit of time to kill, we have all wiled away the time quite pleasantly playing bingo online. It’s also an incredibly social experience. Interacting with like minded people who also enjoy their bingo adds an extra dimension for most people. However, when it comes down to it, in addition to the social fun, we all want to win!
Not only is online bingo a great way to pocket a cash prize, but everyone likes the feeling of winning. With that in mind, the obvious question is how much can you really win playing bingo online?
One of the beauties of the game is the control that you have over how much you play with. With cards available for some games from as little as 1p per ticket (the average is probably 10p per ticket), you can control how many tickets you buy. So, if you’re playing sensibly you shouldn’t stand to lose more than you can afford, which is a good start. How much you can actually win though is less certain.
Of course, it only takes one lucky ticket (even for as little as 1p) to win. As such, the more online bingo cards that you buy, the better chance you have of winning – speculate to accumulate. As a general rule, that might be true, however, you can be a little smarter than just that.
Always bear in mind that the more people that are playing, the more tickets are being purchased and the smaller your chances of winning. So, it is key to try to work out how many opponents you are playing against. There are some online bingo sites that simply tell you the number of online players. However, even if there isn’t such a straightforward solution, you can usually get a good sense of how popular a particular game is simply by the amount of chatter in the chat room.
If you are trying to pick the best moment to play in order to maximise your chances of winning, then consider playing early in the morning or late at night when typically there are fewer people playing online bingo.
In terms of how much you can actually win, there is a huge variety of potential prizes. There are of course jackpot bingo games which genuinely offer hundreds of thousands in prize money. However, the chances of winning big are slim, due to the massive number of players that you are up against.
Nonetheless, if you look carefully, you will find online bingo sites which offer high value tickets but attract fewer players than rival sites, giving you a better chance of winning. You will also find that there are plenty of fun bingo games offering more modest and more regular amounts of money. It can be a good idea to spread your money between both options, playing some sites where there is a massive jackpot on offer and others where you can win fairly regular smaller returns. That way, you can carry on having fun without losing too much while at the same time keeping yourself in the running for a life-changing jackpot.
Whether it’s a 75-ball bingo game or a bingo scratch card, you will usually find that you can amass relatively small winnings to ensure that you keep playing for longer. And just remember that the longer you play, the more time you give yourself to win a huge prize somewhere else. Good luck!