Bingo Games - Online Bingo Rooms

Bingo is one of the world’s best-loved games. From its origins in 16th century Italy through to our days, it is an enjoyable activity that has provided endless hours of fun to millions of people all over the world.

The arrival of online bingo games has made it even easier to enjoy the timeless experience of marking off the numbers on your bingo cards. Find out all you need to know to play bingo with Paddy Power!

What are bingo games all about?

There must be very few people on Earth who have never heard of bingo. Most people already have a fair idea of how it works. Yet, before you enter a bingo room to play online, it is a good idea to be sure that you know exactly what it is all about.

This is how bingo games work

Like most of our favourite games, the idea behind bingo is incredibly simple. Each player purchases one or more bingo cards. The cards each have a unique series of numbers on them, set out in a grid. Numbers are then called out randomly. When a number that is on your card is called you can cross it off.

The aim of the game is to win the main prize by being the first person to cross off all the numbers on a card; this is the legendary full house. When this happens, you happily shout out “Bingo!” or “House!” Screaming is optional. Typically, you can also win a smaller prize by completing a full line or two on the card.

How long does a bingo session last?

Individual bingo games run until there is a winner. The longer it goes on for, the greater the tension rises as more people edge closer to getting their cards completed. Land-based games are often played in sessions of two to three hours, with a number of games included and a break in the middle.

The arrival of online bingo rooms has added a far higher level of flexibility in this respect. It is now possible to play a single game on the internet, or else to devote as much time as you want to achieving that magical winning moment. Quicker, slicker games have also been introduced, for those players who want to live life in the fast lane.

What is a bingo alias and why do I need one?

One of the first things you will notice when playing online is that all of the players use an alias. This is simply the on-screen name that you use to play games and to take part in chats.

There is actually a serious reason for using a bingo alias, as it ensures that other players can’t see your real account name. However, it is also a great chance to use a fun, memorable name that you like. Let your imagination run wild when choosing your bingo alias!

The timeless appeal of classic bingo games

These are the games of bingo that have been wildly popular for years. If you have ever played bingo at home or in a club, then there is a fair chance that you have already sampled a classic version of this game.

Two of the most common variants are 75 and 90 ball bingo. While the basic idea is the same, there are some important differences between them that we will look at further down the page. But either of these classic bingo games offers timeless appeal, which continues to captivate players of all ages and backgrounds.

New bingo games add some extra spice

The growing popularity of this hobby has led to the appearance of numerous new bingo games appearing on the scene. These variants take the best elements of classic bingo games and throw in a modern twist.

For example, these versions of bingo are sometimes based on popular TV shows, like Deal or No Deal Perfect Play, games or other themes. These new bingo games give players the best of both worlds: all the pleasure of traditional bingo and classic games with a dash of extra, modern appeal.

How to choose the best online bingo games

What are the very best bingo games online for you to try? With such staggering variety around now, it simply comes down to your own personal taste.

Will you opt for the game with the biggest prize, the one that attracts most players or one whose theme appeals to you? Trying a few to see what they are like is usually the best approach. You will soon discover certain games that you love.

If you're not sure which games you should choose, you could try our Egyptian themed games, or our Fruit games collection.

No-download bingo games make life oh-so-easy

Are you worried that getting set up to play some bingo might be a hassle? Well, the good news is that you can get going very easily thanks to no-download online bingo games.

These games run smoothly in your internet browser without the need for any additional software. Whether you use a desktop computer, laptop or mobile device, there is nothing to stop you getting started right away.

Everything You Need to Know About Online Bingo Rooms

So, how do get started on your first game of bingo online? The first step is to find an online bingo room to join. What is this and how does it make it easier for you to get started smoothly?

What is a room in bingo, anyway?

Internet bingo retains much of the community spirit that has made it such a popular game over the centuries. Our bingo site is essentially made up of a large group of players who are all out to have a good time.

The different online bingo games you can play in all take place in different virtual rooms on the site. Therefore, you just need to pop into the bingo room that suits you before the next game starts. You will soon find you bump into the same players and you are free to chat as you play if you want to turn it into a social event!

Newbie bingo rooms get you off to a flying start

These rooms for beginners are perfect for honing your skills just after signing up. A newbie bingo room is a relaxed place where you will find other newcomers to chat with while you get to grips with the game.

Even better, newly registered members can use our fabulous newbie bingo room for free for a certain period. This lets you ease yourself into playing bingo for the first time without any stress.

Bingo rooms for advanced players who want some extra buzz

Before long, you are sure to feel like an expert bingo player. It is a fantastic feeling to fully understand the rules and the mechanics of these entertaining games.

You may feel the desire to move your playing time onto the next level in this case. Why not look into the exhilarating bingo rooms for advanced players? These tend to be hugely popular rooms where lots of experienced players race each for big prizes.

How many players can play bingo in one session?

There is always room for one more player! No need to worry about getting locked out when the action starts up. The most popular games attract hundreds of bingo fans, especially when there are juicy prices up for grabs.

Do you have a "more players the merrier" perspective on bingo rooms? Or would you prefer to increase your chances of winning by taking part in a smaller game with fewer players? You can see in the bingo lobby how many people are in each room, allowing you to find your perfect game.

The Most Popular Bingo Game Types

One of the first things you will notice is the great variety of online bingo game types you can choose from with Paddy Power. No matter how you like to play, you'll find a way that suits you down to a tee.

Massively enjoyable 90-Ball Bingo

If you play 90 ball bingo then the numbers run up to - you guessed it - 90. In this case, the cards have nine columns and three rows on them. You can usually win by completing either one line, two lines or a full house.

This is probably still the most popular type of bingo game around. It is a massively enjoyable, absorbing type of game that cranks up the tension levels with each new number that is called out.

Fast and interesting 75-Ball Bingo

With 75-ball bingo, the numbers run from one to 75. Each player’s cards are set out with five columns and five rows, although the square that is slap-bang in the middle is kept free. This means that you need to get 24 numbers for a full house.

This is another classic bingo variant that has millions of fans. It is a fast and interesting type of game that gives a brilliant way of very easily adding something special to any day.

Beat the banker with Deal or No Deal Bingo

If you loved the TV show then you won’t want to miss the bingo game based on it! Deal or No Deal Bingo is based on 90 ball bingo rules but has some extra elements that make it stand out from the crowd.

There are four prizes to be won here: a single line, two lines, full house and the special Deal or No Deal feature. If it is your lucky day and you get a full house you will be offered a deal by the banker. Will you stick with your existing prize or make a deal?

Jackpot bingo games for humungous prizes

Do you dream of winning a bingo prize that blows your mind? If you want to aim for the sky then jackpot bingo games give you the very best chance of winning lots of lovely cash.

In these games, there is a huge jackpot prize waiting to be scooped. To find the biggest possible prize then you can look in the bingo lobby and order the games by size of jackpot. Who could resist the tempting prizes that are there to be won?

Bingo specials to look out for

There are also numerous fun bingo games that feature unique touches. A good example comes with the mythical Ago of Gods bingo. This is a 90 ball game in which the full house winner selects golden coins to discover the size of the eventual payout.

Another way of injecting some extra sparkle into your life is by entering the Sapphire room at Paddy Power. This glittering bingo room is home to a number of terrific games with big jackpots.

Play Bingo games for Real Money

Are you hoping to try and win some cash with real money bingo games while having a good time? It is possible to play bingo for real money very easily, so let’s see what this is all about.

How to go about betting on bingo games

The process for betting on bingo games is a piece of cake. You just need to choose how many tickets you want to buy. The price of each ticket is clearly marked, so it is a question of working out how much you want to play with.

As with any other type of gambling, you should be sure to only ever play with an amount you are comfortable with and can afford. This will ensure that you can fully concentrate on the pleasure of the game itself.

Bingo games: the payouts you can expect

How much can you win by playing fun bingo games? This varies by game and you can see the prizes listed before you even get started. Some games offer giant bingo cash prizes, while others reward winners more modestly. There is something to suit everyone!

Most games have a single line prize and a full house prize. Others add in a pay-out for getting two lines or for unlocking some sort of special bingo bonuses. Before you start to play bingo games, it makes sense to read what prizes are on offer.

Playing bingo games for real money vs. playing for fun

You may be undecided about how best to get started. Should you play bingo games with real money or just do it for fun? There are some terrific reasons for doing either of these things, to be honest.

There is no doubt that playing a bingo cash game for real money adds an extra dollop of spine-tingling excitement to the game. However, there may be times when you simply feel more comfortable playing for fun. Go with your instincts and don’t risk money you can’t afford to lose.

Find out how to win at bingo games

Is there a secret to winning at bingo that you need to know? Lady Luck certainly plays her part but there are some other factors that can help you to be a winner! For a start, you could choose to play in bingo rooms with fewer players to give you a greater chance of winning.

You could also choose to buy more tickets to increase your possibilities. If you want to avoid the risk of missing one of your numbers being called, choose to get your cards auto-marked.

Play online bingo for real money with Paddy Power!

Are you now ready to start playing the best bingo games with the most welcoming bingo community on the internet? Sign up at Paddy Power and you can start to play for real money in no time