What are the Etiquettes 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. 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.

To Win the Game

When a player thinks that he won, he needs to shout “Bingo!” loud enough for the floor walker and the caller to hear. 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. The pot money is split among the number of verified winners.

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. Look also for special handouts in case there may be additional or new rules. Whenever you have a question in mind, it is best to ask the floor walker about it, not your seatmate. 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.

It is required, in most bingo halls, that a player must be 18 years and above of age. Drinking is prohibited in some halls, although some would permit a little drinking on their players. Remember to smoke only in designated smoking areas.

There are halls with no-bringing-in-of-food policy, while some do not really care. There are halls that allow reservation of cards, while some bingo halls only allow you to buy cards once you’ve arrived. There are certain halls, where throughout the game with high stakes, going in and out of the halls are strictly forbidden. This brings me to one important reminder. Never try to alter or tamper your bingo cards. Having experienced and knowing the game too much are the reasons why you just can’t fool those callers and floor walkers. 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. Being honest, playing clean, and following the rules is always the best thing to do.

Bringing of companions while playing are not allowed in some halls, though some allow them, and the children can even play the special bingo kiddie games. Other players will surely be annoyed if little kids will start to run around, so discipline them if you’ll bring them. To keep them quiet during the game, just bring something to divert their attention. It can be rude and it will also ruin other player’s concentration if you’ll shout out the remaining numbers you need.  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.