Bingo is a fun game enjoyed by millions worldwide. Bingo began in Italy in the 1500s. Originally this game of chance formed a part of the Italian national lottery. However it was soon to gain popularity across Europe as a fun pastime enjoyed mainly by the upper classes. It was not until Bingo moved across to the United States did the famous call of "Bingo' enter the picture.
All About Bingo Tournaments
While every online bingo site offers a variety of bingo games that you can play by yourself, plenty are now offering tournament bingo too. Not only does it provide a bit of variety to your bingo play, but it’s also an exciting environment in which to meet other like-minded players. However, just like any online casino game, you would be well advised to check out some of the options out there before signing up to a tournament.
There are two guidelines to look out for when doing your research. Check out how many players are in each tournament, as this is a good indication of whether the site keeps its punters happy and entertained. You should also take a look at the software as there is little more annoying than a game that doesn’t run smoothly or is plagued by errors.
Then of course, there is the question of how much you can win. The choice is yours, from relatively small cash prizes to enormous pots, while many online bingo sites also offer non-monetary prizes such as electrical goods, tickets and even holidays. Just remember, the bigger the prize, the more players are likely to be competing, which of course means that you are less likely to win.
It can be worth trying out several reputable tournaments to see what best suits you. Playing in a mixture of tournaments, with a range of prizes on offer can be a great way to enjoy the thrill of winning albeit small amounts while retaining the chance of pocketing a massive prize.
Once you’ve decided which tournament to play, if you understand the concept of bingo then you’ll have no problem picking up how it all works. Although there are some free tournaments out there, you will usually be asked to pay an entry fee or more commonly to buy a minimum number of cards. Just like the bingo hall, once all your numbers have been called, you need to be quick off the mark to be one of the first to shout out (virtually, via chat!) that you’ve won.
Entering a tournament usually means playing a number of bingo games, where the total winning points are added up at the end to produce one single overall winner. Throughout the action, the interaction between caller and players is always very friendly and entertaining. Once again, just like a real-life bingo hall, you often find a unique atmosphere at an online bingo tournament.
Each tournament has its own theme and a distinct character and some will appeal to you more than others. From ‘Karl’s Treasure Chest’ to ‘Quack Quack 22’ and plenty more titles, each tournament has its own twist, individual prize limits and unique game play. So, it’s up to you to check out the options and find out which is the best online bingo tournament for you. However, if you are a bingo fan, then you are bound to find a great tournament to suit you.