In as much as I like spending free time going out with friends, eating out and having coffee, I also love playing games, both online and offline. And one of those “old-fashioned” games that I miss is Bingo. Kids of this generation probably never knew that this game was played with a bunch of pre-printed cards with numbers on it and numbered chips that are stored in a plastic bottle, shaken during the game to get a random number and called out. Players are supposed to take note of the numbers and see if it forms pre-agreed patterns on their cards. ?When a player has one of the patterns formed, he is supposed to say “bingo!” to alert all the other players that his card is a possible win. This, in turn, would be checked and then he would be pronounced a winner. Ahhhhh! Good ol’ days! It’s an opportunity for bonding with friends and even forming new friendships with total strangers, if played correctly.
Most of kids nowadays have probably experienced playing bingo online. There are a lot of online bingo gaming sites, mostly free-play. However, there’s a certain amount of excited added when real money comes to the game. One just has to pay a certain amount as a deposit and play several games. The conditions may differ from one site to another. But winnings usually can be paid through credit card or paypal. One of the more popular online bingo sites is Cheekybingo.com.
I haven’t tried to play games online with real money involved, although I have shopped online. But then, perhaps through paypal, transactions are fairly secure. Maybe I’ll try it sometime. ?A word of caution, though: ?Always check if the online gaming site operates legally.