Gaming online bingo

Published on November 29th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


The Best Bingo Games for New Players

Each year, millions of people either log onto their computer or go into their local hall to play a few games of bingo. In the UK, it’s one of the most popular games around and has been for some time. With the rise of the internet, there’s only been an increase in online bingo sites available for you to try such as Jackpotjoy who offer a variety of free bingo games for you to play with no need to start spending! If you’d prefer to put some money into your games of bingo, there’s also other sites where paid games are available.

People in the UK just love a game of bingo. That love is clear as the number of bingo sites available has only increased over time. If you’ve never played but are interested in getting started, we’ll be taking a look at what that looks like for you and guide you into starting your adventure of playing bingo either online or in person!

The best free bingo sites

A great way for newer players to get into playing bingo is by playing on sites that offer free games. This means whilst you are getting the hang of the game, you are not risking your money and can focus solely on enjoying the game! This also gives you an opportunity to try different versions of the game, as online bingo offers different options such as the amount of balls called in a game, ranging from 75 to 90. 

This means if you do decide to deposit money into a paid version, you will be ready and be aware of what you are going into so there aren’t any nasty surprises.

Options for paid bingo sites

The main benefit of using bingo sites that require a payment to play is larger jackpots for winning. If you’re lucky enough to win a jackpot at bingo, you will normally receive a larger prize than a free site, however note you have to take into consideration your initial deposit.

Paid sites will also offer larger bonuses for signing up and depositing. For example if you sign up and deposit a specific amount, they may provide you with additional funds as a thank you, meaning you can then play for longer and have more attempts at winning!

Both are great options and if you are considering starting to play bingo, it’s worth doing your own research before starting to ensure you start on the right game for you. Both have their benefits and are something any new player should consider.

Playing in a bingo hall

Before the time of the internet, to play bingo you had to physically go to your local bingo hall and play with a pen and paper!  In most bingo halls you have the option to either play manually, or with a tablet that automatically completes the game for you as you go along, and will buzz when you’ve won a prize. These bingo halls are still a very popular option and loved by the local community as it allows players to socialise and meet people in person. 

As this may not be an option for every player, it’s great there is such a wide selection of games available online at the touch of a button. You can either play on your computer or there are applications you can download on your smartphone. This means you can now play bingo wherever you are, on the commute to work on the train or just whilst you’re waiting for the kettle to boil!

Best bingo games for new players

As we touched upon earlier, there are typically three types of bingo. For example Jackpotjoy offers 75 ball, 80 and 90 ball games, these can vary from site to site so check which game you’re playing before you start.

Typically, 75 ball games are the most common in the UK, this involves 75 balls that are called out in total. You’ll start the game with a card with random numbers in a grid format. When a number is called out that you have on your card, you tick it off.  The aim of the game is to either get a horizontal line of numbers ticked, the numbers ticked in a certain shape that was determined before the game started or all your numbers ticked off. There are different prizes for each one so there’s more than one way of winning!

Going to a bingo hall isn’t for everyone for a number of reasons, that’s why it’s great you can still access your favourite game online. For new players, the options are endless and there’s plenty for you to choose from. 

So what are you waiting for, get ready to shout bingo!


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