How to Play Virtual Online Bingo with friends

How to Play Virtual Online Bingo with friends


It’s totally free to play bingo casino online for up to 30 players. A bingo game of more than 30 players starts at around $10. It is a great way to stay in touch with friends whilst having fun. The game is compatible on PC’s or mobile devices.

The History

Bingo dates back to the 1500s in Italy from a traditional lottery game; previously known as “Il Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia”. In the 1920s, the game then landed in the U.S. It has since become a party time favorite.

The Set Up

Set a date and organize your friends.

Different platforms accommodate virtual bingo. The different options include Skype, Houseparty, Discord, Zoom and Facebook Messenger Rooms.

Decide on who gets job of bingo caller

The bingo caller is in charge of drawing numbers and identifying winners. The caller calls out numbers, confirms tickets and makes sure there is no cheating taking place. The bingo caller can share jokes in between to hype up the game.

  • Time to generate the tickets
  • Start the game

To start the game all players log into the platform of their choice. Skype enables video calling and is free. Other options such as Zoom allow for up to 100 people in a group at a time.

HouseParty is new but has some great features including a Chrome browser extension. Discord is for gamers, it allows screen sharing and will work perfect for a great bingo night.

Time for prize giving

To make the bingo game more interesting, you can play for real money. Here are some of the most suitable options available to collect funds and contributions to game digitally:

  • PayPal
  • Apple
  • Monzo
  • JustGiving

The caller issues prizes, either gift cards or cash and other stuff. At the start of a new game a new bingo caller can be chosen. Systems such as Google’s random number generator come in handy. The bingo caller, calls out the range of numbers. These numbers will either be in the range 90 ball bingo or 75 ball bingo. Try to keep the numbers to a maximum of 100. Each player needs to have a pen and paper close to them.

PayPal is a popular eWallet and is convenient for sending money to the winners. Monzo is an online only based bank that allows for bill splitting and collection of money from friends. Using Monzo, a jackpot can be created, each participant sends money into the jackpot or prize pot. Apple Pay, available only on iOS devices can be an inconvenience, as some of your friends might be using android devices.

The process for each player

Head to Google and launch the random number generator. The minimum should be set at 1, the maximum number set depends of what your caller has decided on. Next, the player hits generate and writes down the number that appears. At the end each player should have 5 numbers written down. Make sure to download tickets online.

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