Some may think that luck is all you need in playing bingo, some may rely on personal superstitions, and some may believe that certain techniques are needed to win this game. Whatever one’s beliefs are, it is still essential to possess the knowledge about the proper etiquettes and basic rules before entering the world of bingo.
How to Win the Game
The player must shout “Bingo!” loud enough to be heard by the floor walker and the caller as soon as he thinks that he won. If a win is confirmed, after the card has been checked, the pot money is given to the winner. Shouting “Bingo!” before the next number is called, is one thing players should know, or they would end being disqualified even though the pattern has already been filled out, as a result they cannot take home the pot money.
When there are two winning cards in a game, the pot money is split equally in half for the two winners. Same principle will be applied if a game will have more than two winners. The confirmed winners will have an equal share of the pot money.
Common Bingo House Rules
Rules in bingo halls, though basically the same, may differ from one bingo hall to another. It is wise to read thoroughly and understand the posted rules before the game begins. Look also for special handouts in case there may be additional or new rules. You must ask the floor walker and not your seatmate, if you have any inquiry or question in mind. If you do not want to disrupt your concentration and miss many of the winning numbers, you might as well do the questioning before the game begins. The same thing should apply for those who are interested to play roulette in casinos, it would help to know the casinos rules even if they are armed with the knowledge on roulette double bet strategy.
It is required, in most bingo halls, that a player must be 18 years and above of age. Some halls prohibit alcohol, while some allow their players to drink a little. Smokers must bear in mind of the designated smoking and no smoking areas.
There is a no-bringing-in-of-food policy in some halls, though others do not really care if you’ll bring food. You are only allowed to buy cards once you have arrived in the bingo hall, although some halls allow cards to be reserved. Players are prohibited to going in and out the hall in certain halls for the duration the games with high stakes. A single crucial reminder for you. Attempting to alter or tamper of your own bingo cards is a big no-no. You can never fool the callers and floor walker because they have very much experience and knowledge of it. Not only are you wasting time and effort, but you are also risking yourself to be labeled a cheater, prosecuted and banned at the bingo house for good. It is always a good decision to play clean, follow the rules and be honest.
Some halls have special bingo kiddie games for children, but in some halls bringing companions while playing are not tolerated at all. If you’ll bring your little kids, just make sure they don’t annoy other players by running around the bingo hall. You must keep them quiet by giving them something to be distracted with. When playing, don’t shout out the remaining numbers you need because this may be rude and ruins other player’s concentration. One needs to act decently even while at casinos and playing roulette. Finally, if you are going for the big time pot, it is important that you must always bring all needed requirements, especially a valid ID with photo. They may come in handy just in case you win.