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. Whatever one’s beliefs are, it is still essential to possess the knowledge about the proper etiquettes and basic rules before entering the world of bingo.
Winning 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 card is verified, and if a win is confirmed, the winner takes the pot money. Shouting “Bingo!” before the next number is called, is one thing players should know, or they would end being disqualified even though the pattern has already been filled out, as a result they cannot take home the pot money.
The splitting of the pot money evenly in half usually happens in a game where will be two winning cards. 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?
Even if the bingo halls all have the same basic rules, one bingo hall may differ from another. You must read in detail the posted rules and understand it even before the game begins, it is a clever thing to do. In order to anticipate a case where there may be new or additional rules, try to find special handouts. It is best not to ask your seatmate instead the floor walker whenever you have a 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.
In most bingo halls, players should be 18 years old and above. While some halls would allow their players to drink a little alcohol, some would prohibit it. Smokers must bear in mind of the designated smoking and no smoking areas.
There is a no-bringing-in-of-food policy in some halls, though others do not really care if you’ll bring food. In the reservations of cards, some bingo halls do not allow it and you must buy the cards once you’ve arrived, but some halls do allow it. During games with high stakes, certain halls do not allow their players to go in and out the hall. One essential reminder I’ll give you now. Your bingo cards should by no means be altered or tampered with. 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. Bring something to distract and keep them quiet. Shouting out the remaining numbers for you to win the game can ruin other player’s concentration and it can also be rude. Even when going to casinos to play roulette, one should act decently. 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. They may come in handy just in case you win.