Online Bingo Etiquette
About Etiquette in Online Bingo
Modern bingo offers much more to players than merely a game in which they can win prizes. The community spirit present in the chat rooms of any online bingo site is an excellent barometer of the ever-increasing popularity of the online game. Yet new players would be wise to consider a few points concerning etiquette before diving in at the deep end, lest they regret their hastiness.
The community aspect of bingo is precisely the key to its ongoing success. In traditional bingo halls the chance to catch up with friends who come together only once or twice a week was a great draw for many players. Online bingo is no different, so just as a player would be considered rude to walk into a bingo hall and sit withdrawn, head down and ignoring his fellow players the same can be said of online chat functions. When joining a chat room, greeting the other players with a simple “hello” is a great way to get the social ball rolling.
Leave the Bad Vibes Outside
Everybody loves to win. Buying cards with which to play online bingo means that every single player has finance invested in the game, but players should remember that everybody is in the same boat. Losing sorely is considered bad sportsmanship in any game, and bingo is exactly the same. Remaining gracious in both victory and defeat will go a long way in the online bingo community.
Just as it is unlikely that players would swear at a stranger on the high street, they should beware of doing so in a bingo chat room. While players are essentially anonymous to each other, the ethos of fair play is entrenched in bingo. If a player is making abusive comments, the bingo provider can step in and ban the offending player from the site altogether. Such an offence could have repercussions if that player should attempt to join another site, as some bingo providers are part of the same syndicate. Ergo a player’s entire bingo future could be jeopardised for the sake of a few words.
Bingo is supposed to be fun! Remembering that this is the case for all players is likely to rub off on everyone in the game. While waiting for the luck of the balls to arrive, relax and enjoy the atmosphere and experience.