Online Bingo Games
Play the Best Bingo Games For Real Money With Betfair
Here at Betfair, we’re purveyors of all things bingo. From the latest games and promos to neat innovations, our site is constantly buzzing with action. Of course, as fantastic as it is to have a well-stocked online bingo room, we know it can be somewhat daunting if you’re a newbie.
So, to help you find the best bingo games and, importantly, the ones that suit you, we’ve put together this handy guide. Taking you through the basics of real money online bingo games and into some of our top variants, we're here to give you a direct path into an enjoyable online betting experience!
Bingo Games: Cash Prizes Come at a Price
The prospect of winning when you play online bingo is great, but it’s important to remember that all real money games come at a price. Even if you’re playing for lowest stakes in one of our 5p bingo rooms, there’s always going to be some amount of money on the line. Therefore, when you’re searching through our classic and new bingo games, make sure you’re aware of the cost. Always play within your budget and don’t get so obsessed with trying to win that you forget about the amount you’re spending.
Real Money Bingo Games at Betfair
As we’ve said, you can play for real money prizes here at Betfair Bingo. Although we also offer many fun bingo games from time to time, the bulk of what we offer is cash based. Indeed, thanks to our UK and international gaming licenses, we’re legally allowed to process payments and, in turn, offer secure gaming options.
For you, that means our software is tested, certified and constantly monitored by third-party agencies. The purpose of these tests is to ensure the results of all bingo games are 100% fair at all times. Beyond that, testing and regulations are a way of ensuring our software is safe.
When you play bingo for real money, we don’t want you to worry that it’s in any danger. Because of that, we stick to the rules and provide secure payment options as well as SSL encrypted software. When taken as a whole, these features combine to create a safe environment where you can play and win real money bingo prizes via your desktop or mobile.
Why Play Real Money Bingo Games Online?
As long as you accept that real money bingo prizes don’t come for free, these games are hugely entertaining. We know that your funds will always be safe, but the beauty of playing any bingo cash game is that you can do it in a way that suits you. For example, if you like the thought of sitting at home with a cup of tea and spending less than £1, our real money bingo rooms have got you covered.
Alternatively, if you want to play for five-figure jackpots while you’re on the bus, you can do that as well. Put simply, real money bingo games online provide ultimate flexibility. Yes, live bingo is fantastic. However, you can only play at set times and, in most cases, set stakes. Online, the best bingo games are available 24/7 in a style that suits you. Therefore, if you’re looking for a reason to play bingo games with us, flexibility would be it.
Bingo Games Winning Strategy
We’ve already said it but just in case you forgot, the reality is that there aren’t any shortcuts in bingo. Even with all the will in the world, you can’t guarantee a win when you play. Of course, that’s the same for any casino-type game. However, there are some people that still believe they have a sure-fire way to defy the odds and win every time. Unfortunately, that’s just not possible.
But just because there isn’t a definitive winning strategy, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any tips and tricks for winning at bingo games. If you want to get technical, there’s a school of thought that says you can improve your chances of winning by purchasing more tickets than the average. For example, if everyone buys five tickets and you have eight, you theoretically stand a better chance than the average. The problem with this strategy is that you don’t know how many tickets everyone else has bought. Beyond that, even this strategy doesn’t mean you’ll win every time.
Different Types of Online Bingo Games
To find the best online bingo game, you need to know what’s available. Due to space restrictions, we can’t give you a detailed overview of everything we have to offer. However, in the list below, you’ll find the basics of different bingo games you can play via your desktop or mobile. But, before we get into that, you should know that we have bingo rooms for all experience levels.
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If you’re a seasoned pro, classic bingo will probably be at the top of your list. If you’re a recent sign-up, a newbie bingo room will be your chosen destination. Finally, if you fancy a change, new bingo games are ideal. Basically, we’ve got bingo games to suit everyone. Therefore, the only thing you have to worry about is finding the bingo rooms that suit you.
The Best Bingo Rooms Online
75-Ball Bingo – A classic bingo variant, 75-ball is played on a 5X5 grid that features 24 numbers (the central square contains a star). The defining feature of 75-ball bingo is that the word B-I-N-G-O is written across the top of each game card. To win, you have to complete a pre-defined pattern or a single line/full house.
80-Ball Bingo – A niche variant, 80-ball bingo games take place on a 4X4 grid. Each column is represented by a colour (red, yellow, blue and silver) and each one contains four numbers from a selection of 20. Like 75-ball bingo, patterns are the way to win. From diagonals to corners, the rules for 80-ball bingo games will vary depending on the room you’re in.
90-Ball Bingo – The classic bingo game, 90-ball bingo is played on a 3X9 card and you win prizes if you make a line, two lines or a full house.
Classic Bingo and Bingo Jackpots
When you put the above variants into one gaming lobby (i.e. ours), you get a strong selection of bingo games. However, that’s not the end of the story. To give you as many options as possible, we also separate them into two main categories: classics and jackpots. The former are games that not only have traditional rulesets but payout structures. In other words, the amount you can win will be determined by the number of game tickets sold and the price per ticket.
When it comes to bingo jackpot games, the prize pools are much larger. Through a combination of guarantees and progressive structures, we’re able to offer games where there’s a huge gulf between what you pay and what you can win. For example, inside a bingo jackpot room such as The Big Wheel, there are fixed payouts and progressive jackpots.
The former are won by players that make the necessary number of winning lines. The latter are for those that complete a pattern (usually a full house) within a set number of calls. As you’d expect, the number of calls is very low. What’s more, a small percentage of every ticket fee is added to the jackpot prize pool. Therefore, each time someone doesn’t win, the prize grows. This is what makes jackpot bingo games so appealing.
Beyond Bingo Games
Alongside our selection of different bingo games, you can enjoy alternative betting options. Bingo slots are the main draw simply because they offer huge prizes, novel themes and high-octane action. However, what’s unique about these games is that you can play them alongside any game of bingo. In fact, that’s why they’re called bingo slots.
Instead of taking centre stage as they would at an online casino, these games fit neatly alongside our bingo rooms so you can have a dual betting experience. In line with slots and bingo games living in harmony, we have scratch cards that do the same. Often sharing themes with slots and bingo rooms, these games allow you to buy tickets and reveal winning combinations in seconds.
In fact, that’s what makes scratch cards great for online bingo players. Because the average game takes less than five seconds to play, you can squeeze in a game or two while you’re waiting for your next bingo session to start.
How to Win at Bingo Games
Bingo Games Rules
Naturally, to play bingo in any capacity, whether it’s for real money or fun, you need to know the rules. In general, all bingo games have the same fundamental premise: match your numbers to those called. If you can understand that, you’re already 90% of the way to mastering the basics. However, what you also need to understand is that each variant has its own way of getting to the hallowed full house (i.e. a completed game card).
For example, in 75-ball bingo, there will be a pre-determined pattern you have to recreate. Alternatively, you may only have to complete a single line. In contrast, classic bingo games using the 90-ball format require you to complete one line, two lines and, finally, a full house (all three rows covered). Basically, the rules of bingo will vary depending on the type of game you’re playing.
Here at Betfair Bingo, you can get a sense of the rules before you play. Each bingo room you enter will have the fundamentals listed in the lobby. So, before you purchase a ticket, you can read through the rules and see if they’re for you. In addition to that, you can scroll down to the next section of this guide a get a quick overview of the rules for the most popular bingo games out there.
Tips and tricks for winning at bingo games
There are bingo games online to win money from, but you need to know how to approach them if you want to be successful. Most of you will be eager to know if there’s a way guaranteed way to win each time you play. While that's sadly not possible, if you master the basics and use a few sensible tips, you can maximise your potential each time you play our top-rated bingo games.
In our opinion, the best thing you can do is play within your budget and only spend what you can afford. Once you’re comfortable with that, always choose the bingo games that suit you. If you prefer a slightly slower pace, 90-ball is ideal. Conversely, if speed is your thing, 75-ball is perfect. Assuming you can play within your means and find the best bingo games, everything else should fall into place.
Sign up today and play real money bingo games with Betfair!
So, with all of this in mind, all that’s left to do is play! By clicking our sign-up link and making a deposit, you can play real money bingo in a way that suits you. From desktop to mobile, night or day, you’ll find the best online bingo games right here at Betfair.