Playing bingo is a fun pastime and a great way to keep up on your favourite hobby if you can’t make it out to a bingo hall or don’t have one in your local area.
Though it’s hard to replace the spirit of camaraderie that makes bingo halls so much fun, today the most popular bingo websites capture the same sense of community – many halls discourage talking during play, but there are no such restrictions when you play online, making it easy to chat with fellow players while the game is going on.
Although there’s no skill involved in playing bingo, keeping track of the numbers requires some focus, and a study by the British Psychological Society has even suggested that bingo helps elderly people keep their brains alert. So whether you’re new to bingo and fancy having a go or are looking to keep up with this pastime online, there are plenty of great websites that make it easy to get involved and take part.
Popular bingo sites in the UK
For most, it’s as easy as signing up to the website and opening an account. Some of the most popular include…
Foxy Bingo – Foxy Bingo has dozens of different games to choose from throughout the day. You can participate in tournaments, choose progressive jackpot games, or 3 prize traditional bingo. Foxy Bingo also offers incentives to join, for example extra credit when you pay a minimum deposit.
Tombola – Tombola is one of the largest bingo sites in Britain, and offers dozens of different games to choose from. Games like Bingo Lite have tickets starting from 2p for jackpots up to £100, and are a great option if you fancy a quick game. Like many of the other bingo sites, Tombola also offers extra credit when you join with a minimum deposit.
Gala Bingo – At Gala Bing you have the option to choose from a number of unique games like Deal or No Deal Bingo and Coronation Street Bingo. In addition to bingo, Gala also offers other games like online slots, scratch cards and roulette.
As with any form of gambling, it’s important to understand your limit and play within it. Playing bingo online can be a fun source of entertainment, but if you find yourself playing compulsively or you feel you are obsessed with potential monetary gains, it may be time to take a step back. Most sites offer tools to help you set limits on your spending and allow for self-exclusion, meaning you can choose to take a break and request you are locked out of your account, but ultimately it’s your responsibility to recognise if playing bingo is problematic for you.
For more information about how to help make informed decisions about gambling, sites like gambleaware.co.uk are incredibly useful – there are great resources to help you gamble responsibly, stay in control, and seek help if you need it. Organisations like GamCare are also there to offer support, information and advice for gambling problems and are open 7 days a week.
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