17 June 2011

Playing Online Cyber Bingo

If you have never played online or cyber Bingo as it is also called, then you are truly in for a treat the first time you log on. When you play live or traditional Bingo, you probably go to a physical location or Bingo hall to purchase your tickets. Now, if you play cyber Bingo, all you have to do is log into a Bingo website, and go from there. You purchase your tickets through the website, rather than a physical location, which is great for those of us who like to stay at home in our jammies as much as possible!

Cyber Bingo cards vary, depending on the particular type of Bingo you plan to play. Prices vary as well, so you may want to do your homework before you jump into the first online Bingo site you find and start buying tickets.

Most cyber Bingo cards are similar to traditional cards that you are likely already familiar with. They have 25 numbered squares five across and five down in each row, with the middle square being the free-space.

If you are playing a patterned cyber Bingo game, you will have to pay special attention to the pattern, so that you will know to call Bingo if you get it on your card. There are thousands of Bingo patterns out there, and most change from game to game, particularly with cyber Bingo.

Each time a number is called that matches a number on your card; you will need check it off, just as you would in traditional Bingo. If you are playing multiple cards, it can be difficult to check them all and mark off numbers to keep from getting behind, so you might want to start off with just two cards, and then as you become more comfortable with cyber Bingo, start playing more cards at once.

Just like in traditional Bingo, cyber Bingo uses the numbers 1-75, and once you get used to the computer software required to run the games, you will be off to a good start. Learning the software really isn't that difficult, especially for someone who is computer literate.

With cyber Bingo, not only do you get to play your favorite game and gamble a little, you get to meet and make good friends as well. You may even talk to people who live in other parts of the world, and that wouldn't have been possible without the technology of the internet.