One of the biggest draws to playing online bingo is that there is literally so much a player can do while playing bingo online. Unlike a live bingo hall setting, online bingo offers many more activities, including side games, shooting the breeze with the rest of the community and playing online bingo chat games for bingo bucks.
Bingo chat games occur in just about every online bingo site on the net. They are an excellent way to pass the time between bingo games, as well as keeping everyone thoroughly entertained while a bingo game is in progress.
Bingo chat games are hosted by a real, live person called a chat moderator, or “CM” for short. They are in charge of what bingo chat games are played, making sure everyone knows the rules and deciding the winners.
In order to take part in the bingo chat games, you’ll need to be playing in the current or upcoming bingo game, most often for real money. By doing so, you’ll be eligible to win prizes for each bingo chat game you play.
The winner(s) of a bingo chat game receive “bingo bucks”. Some online bingo sites have different names for them, but most simply refer to them as bingo bucks. Bingo bucks are just like real money, except that they can only be used to play more bingo games. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a few free sessions of online bingo, right?
Types of Bingo Chat Games
There are probably hundreds of different bingo chat games available, all internet-based bingo sites considered. Most of them fall into a specific category of bingo chat games. The most common categories are “trivia”, “lottery” and “neighbors”.
Trivia bingo chat games are, of course, games where the players guess the answer to a specific question. Trivia bingo chat games will be themed, such as celebrity trivia, music trivia or historical trivia. Each question answered correctly will award a certain amount of bingo bucks, and the player who gets the most questions right may also receive a special, larger prize of bingo bucks.
Lottery bingo chat games are based on the numbers called in the upcoming game of online bingo. Each player will choose a number before the game begins. It may be a guess at the first number to be called, the amount of numbers that will be called before the game is over, or, more often than not, the last number that will be called, generally known as the “Bingo Number”.
In “Neighbor” games, the winners are chosen as the person who speaks in chat directly before, or directly after, another person. The rules will vary by the requirements of the game, but a good example would be when a person answers a question correctly, the next person to post in chat wins a prize. Or it could be the last person to speak in chat right before a player wins the current bingo game that is awarded a prize.
Finding Your Favorite Bingo Chat Games
After you’ve been acclimated to the world of online bingo chat games, you’re likely to develop an affinity for specific games. In order to play your favorite bingo chat games more often, you can follow the CMs around that host those games.
Most online bingo sites will have a section where they introduce each of their chat moderators, kind of like a personal profile. In this section, or somewhere under the chat games description menu, there should be a list of all the bingo chat games each CM hosts. You’ll also find the room schedule for each CM. Thus, if you follow your favorite games host around, you’re more likely to find the online bingo chat games that you most enjoy on the menu.
If your online bingo site doesn’t offer this information directly on the web site, try contacting customer support and asking for a list of the bingo chat games schedule. They should be more than happy to supply one. If there is no specific schedule for the games, ask for a CM schedule so you can follow the CMs that you know host your favorite bingo chat games.
Spending Bingo Bucks
The bingo bucks you win at bingo chat games will have some terms and conditions attached, as do all online gaming bonuses. The biggest rule is that while bingo bucks are a lot like real money, they cannot be cashed out like real money. They can only be used to purchase cards to play more online bingo games.
Most online bingo sites will offer side games, or mini games, which include an assortment of casino-style games (slots, card games, table games, video poker, etc.) Most online bingo sites do not allow you to play these games with bingo bucks. They are for online bingo only.
In some situations, purchasing bingo cards with bingo bucks will not award the same cash-value prize as if you had purchased the cards with cash. We’ve seen where players were awarded partial cash and partial bingo bucks, so be sure to look through the terms and conditions of the bingo bucks when participating in online bingo chat games.