The Loquax Guide To Online 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 household names like Foxy Bingo and Tombola who are now up alongside the more familiar Gala and Mecca. Online bingo is become popular as it offers players the chance to win cash, jackpots and other prizes as well as play free bingo games. 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.

The Loquax Guide To Bingo

1. Be Safe and Gambleaware

First thing's first and that's responsible play. Bingo is a fun and sociable game, but it still involves gambling and for some people that can be or can become a problem. All UK brands offer tools and options so you can limit deposits, time played or even exclude yourself. Our advice is use these tools. If you are having issues associated with gambling then please seek help.

2. The History Of Bingo

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 and this is covered in our bingo laws section. We also cast an eye back on the history of TV Bingo - like Bob's Full House.

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. Bingo Calls

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, 36, 40, 45, 50, 60 and 80 ball variants plus various names like Swedish Bingo and Pattern Bingo. In our games section we take a look at the different types of bingo you can play online.

6. Wagering Terms

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. Free Bingo Card Generator

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.

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