Bingo Masters vs. Bingo Disasters
Who is the Bingo Master?
Believe it or not, there are many folks out there who have mastered the game of bingo! They know exactly how to stretch their bingo budgets and maximize their chances of winning. These types of players are known as ‘Bingo Masters’. They become masters because they play regularly and familiarize themselves with all the nooks and crannies of their bingo home. You too can become a bingo master! Read on and I’ll show you what to do and what NOT to do in order to get the best out of your game…
Always Check the Ticket Price
If you’re the typical bingo aficionado who can’t wait to play, you could easily forget to check the prices of our tickets.
Some games can be costly, so keep your eyes peeled when buying those all-important bingo tickets!
Bingo masters keep a close eye on the schedules of their favourite site. This is how they keep track of exactly when games are playing, what times they begin, ticket prices and when the best time is to make a deposit. Masters also know that it is super important to read the website terms and conditions. Make sure you read these before making any kind of deposit at an online bingo site. This way you’ll be well informed about all the game rules and regulations.
In particular, pay close attention to the wagering rules because these will determine whether you qualify for a withdrawal! (Ladies, in case you are wondering, I’m not talking about the withdrawal symptoms some of us might experience after a night on the town, ha ha – I shall explain the wagering rules in further detail below)
Hot Tips from the Bingo Master
1. When is the best time to make a deposit?
Answer: Deposit when the biggest bonus is on offer. If you’re a bingo master, you will know that it’s usually in the evening between 6pm – 11pm.
2. What time will the best jackpot games play and when is it best to join one?
Answer: Check the games schedule where you will find all the details- The best jackpot games to play plus their times will all be listed on the website. It is best to join a jackpot when it’s at its highest, this way you won’t spend a fortune watching it grow.
3. When are the best times to play low value games and high value games?
Answer: Again, check out the schedule to discover which types of games suit your budget and requirements. Personally, I think it’s best to play low value games throughout the day and save your big money for higher value games in the evening.
4. When is the best time to buy cards?
Answer: The master knows this intuitively. If you check the schedule and keep a close eye on the prizes and tickets prices you too will soon get a feel for when to play.
5. When should I join in the chat room games?
Answer: Play the chat games every single time you visit an online bingo site because the bonuses are for free! You really have nothing to lose and they are a lot of fun!
6. When should I join the Facebook competitions?
Answer: Check out your bingo site’s Facebook page every day, and be sure to follow them so you never miss out on any special gifts or bonuses.
7. How do I get to play special promotional games?
Answer: You might receive this info via your bingo home’s newsletter or email campaign. You can find all the juicy details on their website too, normally under the ‘Promotions’ tab.
8. Bingo masters know all the rules. How can I educate myself like a bingo master?
Answer: Read the website ‘Terms & Conditions’! This important information will provide you with all you need to know about your bingo home.
What are Bingo Disasters?
Ever wondered what could possibly go wrong while playing Online Bingo? I used to wonder that too, but over the years I have witnessed many disasters. There are quite a few things that could go wrong (and they are not necessarily the fault of the bingo site). Bingo disasters can happen at any time, and on any website.
There are quite a few things that could lead to you having a disastrous time. You would be correct in thinking that online bingo is straightforward. However, if you don’t know how things work on a bingo site, you could be in for some unexpected surprises!
‘You Didn’t Fund Your Bingo Account’
Can this actually happen? I didn’t think the system would allow someone to play without depositing – wouldn’t this be considered a demo game?
You haven’t read the rules and just won a jackpot, but the terms and conditions state that you must have made a deposit before you can withdraw your winnings to your bank. I have actually seen this happen and it can be soul destroying. I have witnessed players in tears because they assumed they could cash out, even when they have never funded their bingo account.
‘You Bought Maximum Cards But Didn’t See The Price Change’
You have just finished playing a 0.10p game and the new game is almost ready to start but you haven’t noticed that the ticket price has changed from 0.10p to £1.00 each!
‘You selected a maximum of 24 cards and clicked ‘Buy Now’. You suddenly realise that you have made a mistake, but it’s too late because the amount you spent on your tickets has been deducted from your account.
This has happened to me, and it is an awful feeling because it takes a huge chunk from your bingo budget. I was sat screaming at my PC ‘Oh No’ because I didn’t realise the price had changed and I certainly didn’t want tospend so much on cards. To make matters worse, I didn’t even get down to 1tg!
‘Website Server Errors And Updates’
While playing bingo you’re getting down to 1tg, then suddenly your screen goes blank and up pops a server error explaining that the site is down due to updates. I hate it when this happens but, like it or not, our bingo homes need to be updated in order to provide us with the best possible experience. Don’t worry though, most sites will compensate for any losses incurred during these rare events.
‘You Missed Out On A Huge First Time Deposit Bonus’
You’re a first time funded player and only just joined the site. You haven’t read the bingo schedule or even opened your email inbox to check and see if there were any free bonuses on offer. You use up all your money, and haven’t won and are thinking “Well, that’s the way the game goes, you win some you lose some”. First time deposit bonuses give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the site and game without using up all your funds in one go.
‘Check Your Email’
You’re bored and decide to check your emails, only to discover you just missed out on a HUGE first time bonus. You may be thinking it’s too late now because you just deposited and received the regular bonus. Not to worry – some sites will still give you the big bonus if you make a second deposit within a set time frame.
‘I Spilled My Coffee All Over My PC’
Never leave any drinks or other items that you could spill beside your PC or mobile device!
You don’t want to have to buy a new one just because you weren’t paying attention!
You’re enjoying the game but you’re not paying attention to the cup of Tetley’s, which is sitting right next to your laptop. Suddenly, there’s tea all over your keyboard! What should you do? Grab a dry cloth and dry it immediately, then prop it up somewhere warm (or turn it upside down) and allow it to dry out. This happened to one of my bingo friends, who later revealed that she did it on purpose so that her husband would buy her a new one! (Ha! Ha!)
NOTE: Please do not try this at home 🙂
Here’s a run down of how you can become a Bingo Master and avoid Disaster!
Bingo Tricks To Master
1. When is the best time to make my deposit?
Answer: This would normally be in the evening, but it can vary from site to site. Watch out for special bonus codes that may even pop up on your screen while you’re playing the game. Check your emails and text messages because the big offers might just have been sent to your phone or your email address!
2. When is the best time to buy bingo cards?
Answer: It’s always best to check the site’s schedule because in this section it will explain all the ticket prices and prize pots that are up for grabs. Here’s a heads up – it’s normally in the evening between 6pm – 11pm.
3. What times do the big jackpot games start?
Answer: Again, the times will vary depending on the game – Check the schedule and write it down on a sticky note so that you never miss out on your favourite game. Big games normally run between 8pm – 11pm.
4. When can I make a withdrawal?
Answer: This varies from site to site. If you check the ‘Terms & Conditions’ it will all be explained there. Usually, if you have met the wagering requirements, you will be allowed to transfer your winnings straight over to your bank account or credit card.
Bingo Disasters To Avoid
Card Prices – Watch every single game so that you know what the card price is before you buy any cards. The game prices frequently change in mixed variation rooms.
Funding Your Account – Remember, if you like a bingo site, make that all important first deposit, because if you don’t and you win a big cash prize, you just might lose it!
Wagering Rules – Always read the rules, most sites have them in place, and you don’t want to be disappointed and miss out on a big withdrawal.
Keep Mugs Away – Never leave your drinks beside your PC/Mobile Devices. Spillage can cause massive damage. Let’s face it ladies, we don’t want our game interrupted because of spillage!
To Sum it Up…
Bingo disasters do happen, however the good things definitely outweigh the bad. Bingo masters outweigh the bingo disasters by a mile. I can safely say that not many, if any, of the listed disasters will ever happen to you. If they do, at least now you’ll know exactly how to prevent them from happening again!
Whatever your online bingo experience, make sure it’s enjoyable, and one that makes you want to come back for more, time and time again. We ladies like to stick together and share our experiences… At the end of the day it’s all about YOU the bingo player, and the BINGO game! So, no matter what the disaster may be, it can only get better.