Etiquettes to Follow in Playing Bingo

Having pure luck, or following certain techniques, or even relying on personal superstitions are what some people believe may be the key in playing bingo and winning it. Entering the world of bingo, whatsoever you beliefs are, requires one to first obtain the knowledge about the proper etiquettes and fundamental rules in playing it.

How 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. 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 pot money will be divided to two winners equally in half if there will be two winning cards in a game. 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?

Rules in bingo halls, though basically the same, may differ from one bingo hall to 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. 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. 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. Some halls prohibit alcohol, while some allow their players to drink a little. Remember to smoke only in designated 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. Players are prohibited to going in and out the hall in certain halls for the duration the games with high stakes. A single crucial reminder for you. Your bingo cards should by no means be altered or tampered with. You can never fool the callers and floor walker because they have very much experience and knowledge of it. 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.

There are halls that prohibit bringing companions while playing, and some allow them and even have special bingo kiddie games for the children. If you’ll bring your little kids, just make sure they don’t annoy other players by running around the bingo hall. To keep them quiet during the game, just bring something to divert their attention. Shouting out the remaining numbers for you to win the game can ruin other player’s concentration and it can also be rude.  One needs to act decently even while at casinos and playing roulette. Finally, if you are going for the big time pot, it is important that you must always bring all needed requirements, especially a valid ID with photo. This is very useful especially if you’ll win.