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. Entering the world of bingo, whatsoever you beliefs are, requires one to first obtain the knowledge about the proper etiquettes and fundamental rules in playing it.
How to Win the Game
When a player thinks that he won, he needs to shout “Bingo!” loud enough for the floor walker and the caller to hear. 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.
The pot money will be divided to two winners equally in half if there will be two winning cards in a game. Same principle will be applied if a game will have more than two winners. The pot money is split among the number of verified winners.
Common Bingo House Rules
The rules in one bingo hall could be different from others, though they are fundamentally the same. Before the game starts, it is advisable that we must read thoroughly and understand the posted rules. Look also for special handouts in case there may be additional or new rules. It is best not to ask your seatmate instead the floor walker whenever you have a 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. It is advisable that casino players also note of the casino rules in the same manner despite knowing a roulette double bet strategy for playing roulette.
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. Remember to smoke only in designated smoking areas.
While some halls really do not care, some have the no-bringing-in-of-food policy. In the reservations of cards, some bingo halls do not allow it and you must buy the cards once you’ve arrived, but some halls do allow it. During games with high stakes, certain halls do not allow their players to go in and out the hall. One essential reminder I’ll give you now. Never try to alter or tamper your bingo cards. The callers and floor walkers have too much experience and knowledge to be fooled. 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. Being honest, playing clean, and following the rules is always the best thing to do.
Bringing of companions while playing are not allowed in some halls, though some allow them, and the children can even play the special bingo kiddie games. When bringing your little kids, make sure that they don’t run around annoying other players. Bring something to distract and keep them quiet. It can be rude and it will also ruin other player’s concentration if you’ll shout out the remaining numbers you need. Even when gambling at casinos or just playing roulette, one has to act properly. And just in case you decide to go for the big time pot, it is always practical to bring a valid ID with photo and other needed requirements. This is very useful especially if you’ll win.