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How to play bingo online for money

How to play online bingo

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If you are new to the exciting world of online bingo and you are wondering how you can play bingo online for money, here at Barbados Bingo we are on hand to help guide you toward those winnings with some handy tips. 

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What is online bingo? 

First things first, let’s take a look at exactly what online bingo is. You are probably familiar with the ‘real world’ game of bingo, which is played in halls across the UK. Perhaps you played it in school, or your mum or grandmother is a keen player on a regular basis.

Online bingo is somewhat similar, but can be slightly more mind-boggling as there are so many different types of bingo to try, right at your fingertips on the screen, from 75 ball bingo to 90 ball bingo - not to mention slingo, an amalgamation of bingo and slot games!  

How to play online bingo 

The actual process of playing bingo games online varies depending on the game you are playing, but here are the basic steps you need to follow when you play: 

  • Register at an online bingo site. 

The first thing to do if you want to start playing bingo online for money is sign up at an online bingo site of your choice. Registering at one of these sites is quick and easy and will usually entitle you to an amazing welcome promotion, such as ours, which grants you a spin on our prize-heavy Mega Wheel (Full Ts & Cs Apply). Once your account has been set up you can start playing online bingo right away. However, be sure to read up on the site’s licensing and its terms and conditions before you commit, just to make sure everything is safe, secure and fair before you play. 

  • Select your bingo game of choice. 

When your bingo site account has been established, which should take just minutes, it’s time to play bingo for real money. To do so, you need to choose the kind of bingo game you most love to play. Here at Barbados Bingo we have a great selection for you to select from, from Friday Fun Bingo to the notorious Bingo Blast.

  • Buy your bingo cards. 

The first step in playing online bingo for real money is to buy your bingo cards. The more cards you buy, the more chance you have at winning. These cards will differ depending on what bingo game you are playing, but they all come in the form of a grid with a certain number of balls on them, which signify numbers. When the game starts, numbers will be called and if they match a number on your ticket then you need to mark it. Usually online bingo games will automatically do this for you. 

Winning bingo patterns

Essentially, to win at online bingo you need a particular combination of numbers on your ticket, depending on the win conditions of the bingo game you are playing. The numbers you will need to win will differ from game to game, with some allowing you to win with a combo of just 3 numbers, and other games requiring a much greater selection. There are also different ways to win, for example:

  • Along a horizontal line.
  • Along a vertical line.
  • Along multiple lines. 
  • Getting numbers in all four corners of the card - this doesn’t happen often, so it’s particularly thrilling when it does. 
  • Full house. This is even more rare than getting four corners, and could win you a truly delightful sum - perhaps even adding thousands of pounds to your bank account. However, many players can play online bingo for months or even years without experiencing this, so don’t worry if it doesn’t happen for you right away. 

At the end of the day you always need to bear in mind that bingo is very much a random game, so you will have to keep your fingers crossed as you play and hope that you land a winning pattern. The best thing to do is arguably to relax and enjoy the game, rather than striving for a win. However, that being said, there are a few helpful insights you can employ to try and increase your odds of a winning combination. 

How to win at online bingo 

Granville System. This popular approach has even been used to predict the ebb and flow of stock market prices, so employing it while you play online bingo is undeniably a good idea - even if it can’t exactly guarantee a winning outcome. The Granville gameplay revolves around choosing bingo cards that contain the following:

  • Equal numbers ending in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • Having the same amount of even and odd numbers on your card.
  • Having the same number of high and low numbers on your card. 

Lastly, if you want to up your chances of a win then it would be wiser to play when the bingo room is less busy, so you have fewer people to pit yourself against in your quest to win the prize. 

Winning money with online bingo tournaments

If you are keen to try and win online bingo then it’s always a good idea to take advantage of any bingo promotions your casino site of choice may be offering. For example, our Exclusive Friday Fun Bingo Room takes place every Friday at 8pm gives you the opportunity to try and net some great prizes, including: 

  • £200 for one line.
  • £500 for two lines.
  • £1000 for a Full House. 


Here at Barbados Bingo we hope this blog has been helpful in giving you all the know-how you need to play bingo online for money, and hopefully walk away with some satisfying wins while at the same time having plenty of fun. 

Don’t forget, you can enjoy a wide variety of thrilling bingo games right here - and if you are a new player, don’t miss out on our welcome promotion, which grants you a spin on our prize-jammed Mega Wheel which could bring you up to 500 free spins on Fluffy Favourites. 

*Any Free Spins/Welcome Bonuses References are subject to the following: NEW PLAYERS ONLY, MIN DEPOSIT £10, £8 MAX WIN PER 10 SPINS, MAX BONUS EQUAL TO LIFETIME DEPOSITS (UP TO £250), 65X WAGERING REQUIREMENTS AND FULL T&CS APPLY.