The first thing you do on entering a Bingo site is to register,
giving your personal name, address, age details, plus the username
you would like to use to play under, and a password.
If you are playing for money then you open an account with the
Bingo site and pay money into that account to play. Any winnings
are credited to this account for you to withdraw or use to play
again. However some sites will only let you withdraw money once
you have a certain limit, and that money is then paid as a cheque
and posted to you.
Before you commit to spending any money, many sites let you play
for free, but you still need to register your details. As a new
player, a site may offer you some free points, which you convert
to cash to start playing (typically $1 or $2).
Play for free for a while to see how you think the site treats
its customers. There are also various �Safe trader� type signatures
on sites that you�ll learn about, but click on them on the site
to see what they say. Use a credit card with a very low limit
on it, so that should it fall into the wrong hands, it has limited
value. Once you feel confident enough to play for money, just
lodge a small amount in your Bingo site account.
Each site will vary on how it pays you your winnings, so check
before you start. Some may credit the card you paid with, others
will credit your account with that site, and others will post
you a cheque.
If you do not understand what a site will do, contact their Help,
or support team. If you get no reply, play your Bingo elsewhere.
As Bingo becomes more popular it is offering incentives, just
like high-street shops, and other gaming sites. Such things as
�Recommend a friend and get free games�, or �Thursday is free
day, get one game free for every game you pay�. Sites may enter
all players in a game for a free draw prize like a bottle of champagne.
Some sites will even deposit credits in your account just for