Bingo Prep Cheat Sheet

Article published on September 21, 2016 04:40pm

 

So you want to play online bingo tonight. All you have to do is start up your computer or tablet and you're good to go. Then you just need to login to your go-to bingo site and voilà. Right?

Well... no, not really. If you want to play online bingo without distractions or any confusion, you need to prepare properly. Ever thought about checking your internet connection, or building up a snack supply before getting into a game of bingo? We guess your answer is no, especially if you love to be spontaneous. Luckily for you, we've put together a Bingo Prep Cheat Sheet, so you can prepare and play bingo without a care in the world. 
 

1. Mute or Turn Off Your Phone

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Of course, this step only applies if you're not playing bingo on your phone, otherwise it would make the entire ordeal a little difficult. Nowadays, your phone is your biggest distraction, whether it's a Facebook notification or a text from one of your friends- they’re all distractions. In order to fully concentrate, you need to get rid of all distractions and give bingo your undivided attention.
 

2. Warn Your Friends And Your Family

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You'll need to warn your family and friends that you can't (and won't) be blamed for any actions you take, if they interrupt your beloved game of bingo. It certainly won't be your fault if you accidentally snap at them- you did warn them after all. Like your phone, your family and friends can distract you, and you need to be at your best if you want to win!
 

3. Grab The Necessary Survival Provisions

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Of course, by survival provisions, we mean grab a few snacks and a quick cuppa. This will give you the necessary energy you'll need to play as many bingo games as you want. Warning: do not, under any circumstances, leave your food or drink anywhere near your computer or tablet- you don’t want any sudden emergencies or malfunctions!
 

4. Check Your Internet Connection

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Before you start a game, no, before you even start up your computer or tablet, check your internet connectionIf it's slow, check if anyone in your house is downloading or using Netflix. Believe us when we tell you, you do not want your internet to suddenly cut out when you've only got 1TG (one to go). It's not worth the pain and suffering (especially for your other family members). You want your connection to be as perfect as possible!
 

5. Check Out The Promotions And Bonuses

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Before you login to your favourite site or start a game, check out all the available bonuses and promotions. You'd be surprised at just how many are offered out there. The more you take advantage of, the more you increase your chances. So make the most of your internet-savvy skills to find the best of what all the bingo sites out there are offering!
 

6. What's Your Motivation?

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Why are you playing bingo at this exact moment? Maybe you've had a rough day, and you want to vent, so you're playing because you want to chat with your roomies. Or maybe you're out to win a huge jackpot, and you've got your eye on the prize- you don't want to waste time chatting! Figuring out your motivations for playing can help you figure out everything from which site to choose to what to do while playing. 
 

7. Decide Which Site You're Using

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Why waste time when you could be playing online bingo? Save yourself precious minutes (or longer) by deciding on your bingo site in advance. You could even use our handy guides to choose a bingo site to suit your personality—or even your star sign. You can also use the tip right above you to help, and pick a site based on your motivation. If you're in the mood to chat and spend time with your roomies, then a site like Mecca Bingo is probably perfect. But if you're in that fighting mindset, and you're aiming high, a site like Foxy Bingo has the jackpots to brighten your day. 
 

8. Get Into The Right Frame Of Mind

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So you're about to login to your bingo site, and you're desperate to start a game, but you need to prepare yourself. If you're in the mood to chat, you need to decide if you're going to be the life of the party and talk to all of your roomies, or if you're in more of an emotional mood and you're going to cry on your best roomie's shoulder. If you're going out for battle (at least for jackpots), are you going all in straight away? Or are you going to be patient about it? Figuring this out helps you decide what deposit amount to make, and what kind of bingo game you're going to play on. 
 

9. Play Bingo Like It's Your Last Night On Earth

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You never know when you might find the time for bingo next, so enjoy it while you can. Play for that jackpot, and chat to your roomies, and don't let anything get in the way. You can always squeeze in one more game (within budget limits, of course!) and one more chatroom session. You've done the necessary research, and you've got enough snacks to last you through a zombie apocalypse! 
 

10. Rinse And Repeat

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Well, you've had your day or night of fun, and now it's at an end. Well, for today at least. So go to bed, relax, and prepare yourself for the next time you play bingo. Bingo is never just a one-off experience- you always have to go back for another game. So check your bingo budget, get your Bingo Prep Cheat Sheet ready, and get ready to play, play, play!
 

Hopefully, this guide will help you into the right frame of mind to play, and make the most out of bingo. We know how difficult it can be to prepare for a game when all you want to do is play. But these steps will definitely prevent distractions and confusion- you’ll never have to wait for a bingo game to end to get a snack, now that we’ve warned you!

Of course, there are many other ways to fully prepare for a game of online bingo, and most of your roomies will probably have a few tips themselves. We'd certainly love to hear any Bingo Prep tips or routines in the comments!
 

Interested in more tips and handy cheat sheets? Check out our 6 tips to help you play online bingo, or our bingo etiquette cheat sheet. 

 

 

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