There are still many myths revolving around the game of bingo. This article tackles some of the most popular bingo myths and explains what is true and what isn’t true about them. If you are a newbie in online bingo then this article is perfect for you.
1. Playing online means spending a lot.
This is a very typical myth. There are some sites out there that overcharge people but it definitely doesn’t apply to all sites offering the game. The owners of the sites have an interest in building a member base and therefore they are very interested in prices being competitive. Often they even offer free cards and free credit to people signing up. Also you can win free credit and free cards when you win some games.
So in general playing bingo online doesn’t cost you more than playing anything else. You just need to know here to go.
There could be some people to whom the game happens to cost more than they want to spend – the people who are prone to gambling addiction. These people want to quit but feel like they cant. There is a link at the bottom of this page where people can find help for themselves of for someone they know who has this problem.
2. Playing online isn’t safe.
This is another widespread yet untrue myth. In the early days of the Internet online gaming wasn’t safe but times have changed since then. Nowadays the sites have listed safety as their number one priority. Also a site that has security issues won’t even get a license and can’t operate. So as long as you play on a site with a license you are protected.
3. Playing online you can only play against a computer.
Most people love to play with someone else. After all online bingo originates from standard bingo where all you could do was to play against someone else. There is always an option to play against the computer should you wish to do so but the majority of players play against people and use online chats on sites to communicate with others.
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