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. If a win is confirmed, after the card has been checked, the pot money is given to the winner. 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. The same is true when there are more than two winners. 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. Before the game starts, it is advisable that we must read thoroughly and understand the posted rules. 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. The same thing should apply for those who are interested to play roulette in casinos, it would help to know the casinos rules even if they are armed with the knowledge on roulette double bet strategy.

In most bingo halls, players should be 18 years old and above. Drinking is prohibited in some halls, although some would permit a little drinking on their players. 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. There are certain halls, where throughout the game with high stakes, going in and out of the halls are strictly forbidden. A single crucial reminder for you. Never try to alter or tamper your bingo cards. The callers and floor walkers have too much experience and knowledge to be fooled. Not only are you wasting time and effort, but you are also risking yourself to be labeled a cheater, prosecuted and banned at the bingo house for good. 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. 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. 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. They may come in handy just in case you win.