Frequently Asked Questions about Playing Bingo Online Part 2

Do I lose my game if my connection to the Internet fails?
No. The Internet is not perfect! Sometimes your connection to the Internet can go down, and your game will be stopped right in the middle. Most of the bingo sites will track every play on their computer. If you lose your connection, then your details are stored on their computer. When you connect again you can return to where you were before, and continue the game. The sites all state that they will not take your money if you have a lost connection. Some of the sites do it a bit differently. They will keep the game going, and if you have a winning card they will give you the winnings.

Can I chat to the other players?
Most of the bingo sites have chat rooms where you can chat to the other people playing bingo with you.

Can I get money for referring friends?
Yes! Many of the bingo sites will give you bonus money for referring friends to the bingo site.

Can I play bingo and slots at the same time?
Yes, some of the sites such as AstroBingo will let you play slots and bingo at the same time.

Do I need to download software to play?
Some of the bingo sites require that you download software first before playing. For other sites you don’t have to download any software … the games just appear on your screen.

Is there always a winner? How much do you win?
There should always be a winner. Sometimes there is more than one winner, and then the prize money is shared between the winners. How much you win depends on how many cards were bought for the game. Some of the money from each card goes to the Top of the Hour game, the Top of the Day game and the Top of the Week game, and the Jackpot. (Not all the bingo sites have these categories, but these are just a few examples). So, if you win the jackpot, you can win quite a lot of money, up to $50,000!

Can I keep my winnings in my account? 
Yes, you can. You can keep the money in your account for as long as you like. You can also withdraw the money whenever you want to.

How long does a game last? 
Well, this varies depending on the bingo site. Some sites have 6 games per hour, and others have 12 games per hour.

Do I have to give my real name?
In order to receive the winnings you must give your correct name and address. However you can use a nickname when you are playing online so that nobody will know who you are.

Frequently Asked Questions about Playing Bingo Online Part 1

If you’ve never played bingo on the Internet before, you might have some questions about how it works. See if you can find the answer on this page!

How do I collect my winnings?
Jackpot prizes are deposited directly into your account every time you win a game. For games where there is more than one winner the jackpots are shared evenly amongst all the winners of a game. To withdraw the money you simply make a request to the bingo site and they will send you the money … usually they will send it by mail, but it varies for each site.

How much do people win when playing bingo online?
Every day people win thousands of dollars. Some of the jackpots reach up to $50,000.

How much do the cards cost? Can I play for free?
They usually cost 25 cents, but they can cost anywhere from 5 cents to one dollar or more. Some sites will allow you to play for free for a certain number of games, before actually depositing money.

How do I deposit money?
To put money in your account you normally need to use a credit card. Some of the bingo sites will let you use other ways to deposit money such as PayPal, FirePay, Neteller or Western Union. However, you will usually need a credit card to deposit money.

Can I trust putting my credit card online?
All the companies in the Best Bingo Sites directory use a secure server for credit cards. The sites have VeriSign approval which means that the information is encrypted and protected against hackers.

Who can participate?
To play Bingo online you must be 18 years or older. You must give your correct contact details with address, name etc. If you don’t put your correct details you might not be able to receive your prizes! Usually, to receive your prizes they will mail them to your address.

Is there are minimum or a maximum that I can deposit?
Most of the online Bingo sites have both a minimum and a maximum that you can deposit. The minimum is usually $20 or $25 and the maximum is usually around $500. Some sites will let you deposit more than $500 but you need to provide proof of identification.

How do I know the game is not fixed?
These bingo sites state that they have been independently audited to confirm that the game is fair and true. The cards are dealt by a random number generator. The sites also make sure that staff and family members are not allowed to play the games.