The caller calls out the number-letter combination as the ball is drawn. Somebody yells “bingo!”, and a caller approaches that person and verifies the winning number-letter combination, then there is the winner. This is the usual or expected scenario when you play bingo. But before anything else, there are rules that must be kept in order to have harmonious and smooth-sailing play.
Since not all bingo halls operate the same way, it is best to read posted rules and regulations on the walls thoroughly before starting the game. Here are the common rules when we play bingo.
Don’t ever try to alter any bingo card, for no experienced manager or caller will fall for it. Make a good example for people to follow. Do not cheat by tampering your cards. In addition, reserving of cards is not allowed.
If a player has bingo, it is up to him to stop playing the game by calling out bingo. Remember to call out before the next number will be announced. It is important to call out bingo at the most recent number called so as not to be too late in claiming your win. Any missed bingos will be invalid.
Most halls require an individual to be of right age. Only individuals at least eighteen years of age are allowed to play. Outside food and drinks are prohibited since the establishment will provide food and drinks for people to buy. Typically, people are not allowed to watch their relatives play. Each seated person may be required to have their own buy-in.
One practical point before arriving to the hall is to bring a valid photo ID in case you win the big one. Might as well bring a Social Security card, and fill out earnings and tax reporting forms for large jackpots. Also, the hall may have the right to publicize the winners.
Be friendly and keep your cool while playing the game. Remember that the best of luck comes to people with cool disposition in life. Have fun taking chances. You could be the bingo winner if you try now.