Bingo is a fun, easy game and its Internet counterpart is no different. In this article, we'll take a look at some unique features, functions and/or requirements for playing online bingo.

Online bingo has a lot offer. First and foremost, it allows you to play when you want & for as long as you want. Online bingo runs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Online bingo gives you the choice to play for just a few minutes or for a 5 hour session (unlike a brick and mortar bingo parlor that requires a large monetary commitment for a few hours of play.) You can also set spending limits. Online Bingo cards usually cost a reasonable $.05-$1.00.

Online Bingo offers some niceties that make the game easier and more enjoyable: Auto-daub automatically marks off the numbers on your cards as they are called. Best Card Sorting and/or Best Card Highlighting: sorts and highlights cards that are nearing a bingo / win. Multi Player Chat: Most sites support online chat, which allows you to talk with fellow bingo enthusiasts while you wait to hit the next jackpot.

Most online bingo sites require a quick registration before you can sit down and play. Some sites require you to download free software to play their games. Other sites use Java or Flash based games that allow you to play immediately after registering an account. You'll be playing online bingo within minutes, less time than it takes to drive to your local bingo parlor!

To win the big prizes, you must fund your account. Most sites accept standard electronic funding methods such as Neteller and Firepay. Many bingo sites also provide incentives to deposit, such as matching bonuses where the site matches a percentage of your deposit: you'll earn this bonus as you play real money bingo games.

Free online bingo games are also available. The free games offer players a chance to win small amounts of money while becoming familiar with online play. This is a good option for newbies and or people who aren't ready to commit real money.

Some online bingo parlors also offer progressive jackpots. The jackpot is awarded if a bingo player achieves a bingo within a certain number of balls called (for example: if you're able to score a 5-line bingo within 8 balls called.) Progressive jackpots will increase in value with every bingo game that is played until the jackpot is won. If more than one player wins at the same time, the prize pool is split between them. This is standard practice for all bingo games.

Playing Bingo, a quick overview:
Online bingo uses standard bingo cards with 5 rows and 5 columns. The rows are titled, B, I, N, G and O and are (randomly) numbered 1-75 (note: each card has 25 numbers.) Bingo balls are chosen at random. Each ball has a number and letter that ideally corresponds with the numbers & letters on your bingo cards. The object of the game is to be the first player to complete a specific bingo pattern (usually 5 in a row.) If you're the 1st player to complete the pattern, you win the jackpot.

A few years ago, there was only a handful of online bingo parlors, now there are hundreds. We've hand picked some of the top online bingo sites & placed their banners on this page. If you're interested in playing bingo online, just click a banner, then download & register You'll be playing online bingo within minutes... Good luck!