The Loquax Guide To Bingo
Bingo has taken the internet by storm. This seaside towns and holiday camps favourite of the blue rinse brigade has hit the web big style and become a multi million pound industry enjoyed by all ages. It's brought us new brands like Foxy Bingo and Tombola plus big cash prizes, jackpots and even free bingo! But what's bingo all about? How did bingo calls come about? And what's with all these 1TG and LOL's? Our guide to bingo aims to answer as mnay bingo questions as possible.
But what's it all about? What about the history of the game and just what are those bingo calls? Use our links below to find out all about bingo!
1. Be Safe and Gambleaware
Bingo is a fun and sociable game, but it is gambling and for some people it can be a problem. If you are having issues associated with gambling then please seek help.
2. History and Laws
If you're playing the game then it's nice to know a little about the history of bingo. Don't worry, it's only a short look at the origins of the game and how we've arrived at this point. Of course, to be here there has had to be some laws, regulations and licensing of the game. This is covered, again briefly, in our look at bingo laws.
3. How To Play Bingo
Bingo is pretty easy game to play. You just listen for the calls and mark them off your card. Online it's even easier as you can sit back, relax and let the computer do the work. But to get the most out of online bingo there's a few other things you might like to know. See our how to play bingo guide for more!
4. Getting To Grips With The Lingo
Ask anyone about bingo and they'll start saying Legs Eleven (wolf whistle), Two Little Ducks (quack quack) and Two Fat Ladies. Yes bingo has it's own language whether it's those bingo calls which run from Kelly's Eye (Number 1) to Top of the Shop (Number 90) or the bingo lingo which helps you chat online (and sometimes offline) with your fellow players.
5. Bingo Game Variations
Bingo comes in a number of flavours as well as the traditional 90 Ball Bingo and 75 Ball Bingo. You'll find 30 Ball Bingo and 80 Ball Bingo plus various names like Swedish Bingo and Pattern Bingo. In bingo variations we take a look at the different types of bingo you can play online. We also cast an eye back on the history of TV Bingo - like Bob's Full House.
6. Winnings & Wagering
Everyone who plays online bingo is pretty familiar with the no deposit offers and free bingo. But how many realise that bonus money comes with strings attached? We explain why you should be wary of wagering terms as they vary from site to site. We also all like to win but do you know all about the different bingo jackpots that are available?
7. Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the best bingo site? Is free bingo a scam? Just a couple of the frequently asked bingo questions we see whilst running our bingo sites! And now you can enjoy our answers!
8. Facts and Fun
We've already told you about the history and laws of bingo, but how about some silly facts about the game?
9. Create Your Own Game
Looking to run your own bingo game but not sure where to start? We've created a free bingo card generator plus you can download our bingo calls sheet. These together - plus a bingo number generation app - should be enough to get you started.