How To Beat The Bingo Blues

Article published on September 16, 2016 04:40pm

 

What happens to a bingo player when they reach a level of boredom that even bingo doesn’t cure? We’ve all been there: somehow the games aren’t as exciting, and you can’t even muster up the energy to chat with your roomies. It’s otherwise known as the Bingo Blues. And once you’re there, it can seem hard to get out.

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It can be the worst feeling in the world for a bingo player—not being able to enjoy their favourite pastime. Luckily, BingoPort is always looking out for you—we've got some great tips that will help you get rid of the blues, and help you fall back in love with bingo.
 

1. Switch Up Your Sites

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A lot of players spend years sticking to the same bingo site. Whilst some people enjoy this routine, for others, it can all become a bit dull. Maybe the habit is just hard to break, or maybe you're just a bit scared of the unknown. Well, shake it off! Routine can kill your love of bingo if you're not careful. So, spice up your bingo life a little- try out a new site, and do something different. Not sure where to head? Take a look at our site reviews, or check out which site matches your star sign!
 

2. Go For A New Game

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Not only do some people stay stuck on a single site, some bingo players only try out a single game. Whilst many people will be familiar with the classic 90-ball version of bingo, you might never have even heard of some new and exciting versions of the game, such as Swedish Bingo and Flash Fives. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, then you might even want to- whisper it quietly- try a game outside of bingo. We know, even considering this might feel a bit treacherous, but there really are some great slots out there. And if you can’t quite let go of the bingo fun, then why not try Slingo, which mixes bingo with slots? The games might be quicker, but the stakes are just as high- it really gets the adrenaline going! Check out the brand new site The X-Factor Games, and then tell us that slots and slingo aren’t as fun as regular bingo. We dare you.
 

3. Aim Higher

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Maybe it’s not the lack of variety that’s bothering you. The site you’re playing on is fine, and the games are okay… but you’re still bored. You’re looking for a different type of challenge; one that you can’t get just from playing. So aim higher than being just a regular player. Why not apply to become a Chat Moderator? Put your skills to good use, and moderate the chatrooms that you know and love. You can guide newbies through the many stages in bingo—and what’s more, you could even find yourself winning awards!
 

4. Convert A Friend

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There are few better things than being able to share your obsession passion for something with a friend. Whether it’s a tv show, a hobby or, yes, online bingo, it’s great to chat about a shared pastime and enjoy it together. If you’re wondering how to brainwash convince your friend to become a fellow bingo-lover, then we’ve already put together a couple of guides on why we play online bingo and why they should start playing right now. Before you know it, you’ll have a new buddy to play bingo with and to crack jokes with in in the chatroom! You might even start discussing strategy and figuring out how to stick to a bingo budget- by that point, they might even be in as deep as you!
 

5. Go Old-School

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So, you’ve tried some (or all) of the above steps, and somehow it just still isn’t working. You just can’t shift those bingo blues, and you’re still feeling down about the monotony of it all. Maybe in a few days, everything will be back to normal—but you don’t want to wait. So go old-school. Instead of playing online, go back to bingo’s roots and play in a bingo hall! Even though the online version is now actually more popular than the original, real-life game, there are still hundreds of bingo halls across the UK waiting to welcome you with open arms! One thing’s for sure- it’s sure to get you on the edge of your seat! So, dust off your dabber and get down there!
 

Of course, there’s an even easier way to beat the blues- just ask your roomies for some advice! As longstanding bingo players, they might well have been through the same things before, and have a few tricks up their sleeves. And, of course, you can always banish the boredom by keeping up with all the latest bingo news right here on BingoPort! You’ll wonder how you could ever have felt bored in the first place.

We’d love to hear what your strategies are when you get a case of the bingo blues- let us know in the comments!
 

Still looking for some ways to beat those bingo blues? Check out our fun bingo superstitions, or our top 10 bingo memes.

 

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