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How To Play Bingo Online


For those who didn’t know, Bucky Bingo originated as the iconic bingo halls known as Buckingham Bingo with locations dotted all over the UK. The game is in our name for a reason and it is why so many roomies enjoy taking a seat in our online lobbies to try their luck to get their hands on some winnings.  

We offer a variety of themed lobbies and games like 75 ball, 95 ball and even Free Bingo complete with friendly chat rooms to engage with other players. Each room has its own chat room omnitor, which means you are able to stay social with your fellow roomies and experience the fun collectively together in a safe and secure environment for you to play in. Pull up a seat and see which room you like best!

For those who are unfamiliar with online bingo and how the whole operation works, don’t worry. We have you covered. Bucky has put together this blog that explains how to play online bingo and more importantly, how you can enhance your gaming experience.

How To Play Online Bingo

All our bingo rooms online have been designed so that you can experience the fun of bingo gameplay, which has a simple premise like the classic game that has been played for ages. Depending on the number of ball bingo that you have chosen, this is how many balls will be in play. For instance, in 75 ball bingo, there are 75 different balls with one number on each. Inside the lobby, you will be provided with a bingo card that will be clearly visible on your screen. The letters in the word BINGO make up the columns, with random numbers appearing below. On your card, the objective is to cross off all the numbers from a specific pattern. To do this, you will need to be lucky enough to have your numbers called out from the machine.

How Do You Win at Bingo Online?

On your bingo card, you must cross off all your numbers on a certain line to win. There are usually three prizes on offer when playing – 1 line, 2 lines or House. When a bingo number is called out, you will need to cross it off on your card, it’s that simple! When all the numbers across a horizontal line are crossed off, you have bingo! The full house prize is activated if all your numbers are crossed off in a singular grid.

Please, however, note that there can also be many pattern possibilities.

How Much Does It Cost?

To participate in a game, you will need a bingo card/ticket. Minimum bets do vary per ticket, but prices usually start at just £0.10p. You can access our rooms throughout the day at any time, with some lobbies having the potential to trigger certain bonus features. When playing, there is the opportunity to buy more tickets inside the game. Just remember to set yourself a budget before playing and stick to it.

Have a browse of our different themes and styles – see which one suits you best! The chat feature is easy to use, and you can see how many roomies are playing alongside you during your gameplay. Of course, the feature can also be turned off.

Is Bingo Just Luck?

To put the answer simply, yes. There is no skill involved with playing bingo, instead, it is simply luck if you have the numbers that are called out from the machine. Each bingo ball is called out via a random number generator online. Don’t think that a win is ever ‘due’ when you play on the web and playing for a long period of time does not guarantee that you will see winnings.  

How to Play Bingo For Free

Alongside our 75 and 90 ball games, we also offer you the chance to play for free! You can enter our free bingo lobby every day between 10am-11am and 10pm-11pm. To qualify, you will need to have staked a wager at Bucky Bingo in the last month. The gameplay is just as straightforward as the ordinary bingo lobbies and there is a free jackpot prize of £6! It’s all about the bingo on our site, so consider this as a little thank-you gift from us, to you.

Tips to Follow

When playing bingo online on our site, you will see that our roomies are quite the social bunch. If you are looking to interact with the chat features, please remember to always remain polite. We have chat monitors online so if anybody breaks the rules or offends with taboo language, you could be banned. Playing alongside fellow roomies is a great way of remaining sociable when online and it can help make your gameplay all the more enjoyable.

Here at Bucky Bingo, we offer a variety of themed bingo lobbies. This is a benefit of online bingo, as there are so many settings for you to explore! From the classic TV show of Deal Or No Deal to the all-time favourite slot Rainbow Riches, you are sure to find a theme that suits you best. Remember to venture around and visit different lobbies – don’t just stick to the same one every time!

We are sure that you don’t need reminding of this tip but make the most out of bonuses and promotions! If you are a new player here at Bucky Bingo, you will be eligible for our fabulous welcome offer. Should you stake £10 in the first three of your deposits, you can receive up to £20 worth of game bonuses! But wait, it’s not just new players that we like to spoil. We have already mentioned our free bingo room that you can take advantage of every day of the week. Also, don’t forget to check out our social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, where we often promote deals on certain bingo games. Drop us a follow and don’t miss a bonus ever again!

Always Gamble Responsibly

Before playing, always set yourself a budget and never exceed this amount. Set yourself a wagering restriction on our site so you can never overspend. Remember, you should be playing bingo for fun. If you do ever concerned about your gameplay, you can contact our customer service team on our responsible gaming page.

All payouts on bingo are done via a random number generator. You are never ‘due’ a win, so don’t think that spending more or playing for a longer period of time will improve your chances of winning, and they are never ‘scheduled’ to happen.

Take frequent breaks when playing and never game under the influence of drink or drugs. At Bucky Bingo, you can set yourself time limits and be in control of how long you want to spend online. Self-exclusion is also available, so you can take some time away from gambling online. Breaks are a beneficial factor to give your eyes a rest and get some fresh air.

Other Games at Bucky Bingo

Bingo may be a large aspect of our website, but that isn’t where the games stop. We also have a variety of slot machines that can be played online. Whether you prefer the Irish themed slots like Kiss Me Clover or the Egyptian settings of Arabian Delights or Cleopatra’s Chest, we are sure to have something that fits your taste.

All players must be 18 or over and every game/promotional offer has their own T&C’s. When the fun stops, stop.