Some may think that luck is all you need in playing bingo, some may rely on personal superstitions, and some may believe that certain techniques are needed to win this game. No matter what you think, attaining the knowledge about the proper etiquettes and basic rules are very important before entering the world of bingo.
Winning the Game
When a player thinks that he won, he needs to shout “Bingo!” loud enough for the floor walker and the caller to hear. The card is verified, and if a win is confirmed, the winner takes the pot money. Even if a you had already filled out the pattern, you would still be disqualified and unable to take home the pot money, when you did not shout “Bingo!” before the next number is called, and as a player you should know this fact.
When there are two winning cards in a game, the pot money is split equally in half for the two winners. Even if there are more than two winners; it will still be the same. After all the winners have been verified, the pot money will be divided among them.
What are the Common House Rules of Bingo?
The rules in one bingo hall could be different from others, though they are fundamentally the same. You must read in detail the posted rules and understand it even before the game begins, it is a clever thing to do. Also search for special handouts just in case there might be new or extra rules in the game. You must ask the floor walker and not your seatmate, if you have any inquiry or question in mind. Also, do the questioning before the game begins, not during, as this may disrupt your concentration, and you might miss a lot of winning numbers. New players in casinos also need to apply the same method if they desire to play roulette, even if they have information on roulette double bet strategy.
You are required be 18 years old and above in order to be a player in most of the bingo halls. Drinking is prohibited in some halls, although some would permit a little drinking on their players. Smokers must bear in mind of the designated smoking and no smoking areas.
There are halls with no-bringing-in-of-food policy, while some do not really care. There are halls that allow reservation of cards, while some bingo halls only allow you to buy cards once you’ve arrived. There are certain halls, where throughout the game with high stakes, going in and out of the halls are strictly forbidden. One essential reminder I’ll give you now. Never try to alter or tamper your bingo cards. The callers and floor walkers have too much experience and knowledge to be fooled. It is not only your time and effort that will be wasted, but you will possibly be prohibited permanently from entering the bingo house, aside from being labeled a cheater and be prosecuted. It is always a good decision to play clean, follow the rules and be honest.
There are halls that prohibit bringing companions while playing, and some allow them and even have special bingo kiddie games for the children. Other players will surely be annoyed if little kids will start to run around, so discipline them if you’ll bring them. You must keep them quiet by giving them something to be distracted with. It can be rude and it will also ruin other player’s concentration if you’ll shout out the remaining numbers you need. Even when gambling at casinos or just playing roulette, one has to act properly. It is best to always bring a valid ID with photo and other requirements, if you are determined to go for the big time pot. This is very useful especially if you’ll win.