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.
To Win the Game
Shouting “Bingo!” as loud as you can is needed, when the player thinks that he won, for the floor walker and the caller to take notice of. The pot money will be presented to the winner after the card is verified and a win is confirmed. Players should, however, know that they need to shout “Bingo!” before the next number is called, or they will be disqualified and therefore cannot take home the pot money although they had really filled out the pattern.
The splitting of the pot money evenly in half usually happens in a game where will be two winning cards. The same is true when there are more than two winners. The pot money is split among the number of verified winners.
Common Bingo House Rules
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. Whenever you have a question in mind, it is best to ask the floor walker about it, not your seatmate. If you do not want to disrupt your concentration and miss many of the winning numbers, you might as well do the questioning before the game begins. It is advisable that casino players also note of the casino rules in the same manner despite knowing a roulette double bet strategy for playing roulette.
It is required, in most bingo halls, that a player must be 18 years and above of age. While some halls would allow their players to drink a little alcohol, some would prohibit it. Remember to smoke only in designated smoking areas.
There are halls with no-bringing-in-of-food policy, while some do not really care. You are only allowed to buy cards once you have arrived in the bingo hall, although some halls allow cards to be reserved. There are certain halls, where throughout the game with high stakes, going in and out of the halls are strictly forbidden. This brings me to one important reminder. Never try to alter or tamper your bingo cards. The callers and floor walkers have too much experience and knowledge to be fooled. Your time and effort will just be wasted, and you will also be risking yourself to be marked as a cheated, banned and indicted permanently at the bingo house. The best way to play it is to follow the rules and be honest, and most of all play clean.
Bringing of companions while playing are not allowed in some halls, though some allow them, and the children can even play the special bingo kiddie games. 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. When playing, don’t shout out the remaining numbers you need because this may be rude and ruins other player’s concentration. 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. It will be useful in case you’ll win.