If you’re not already familiar with online bingo but fancy trying your hand, there are a few things you need to know. Firstly, it’s great fun and less work than playing in a real-world bingo hall. That’s because the computer does most of the work for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax and cross your fingers for a win!
That also poses another problem though. What to do with all that time? You could simply watch the balls drop and your cards getting marked off. Of you could engage in a bit of chat with your fellow bingo players.
This not only gets you engaged in the game but it can also be a really good social outlet. Because, let’s face it, simply sitting there doing nothing can be a bit boring!
So with that in mind, it’s useful to know what a few of the key bingo chat terms mean. After all, you want to be able to follow the conversation and absolutely nobody uses full words or sentences in the chat facility.
Bingo Chat terms
There are quite a few so we have compiled this handy guide for you to refer to. If you don’t know what somebody is saying simply check the grid and soon you’ll be up to speed!
|AFAIK… As far as I know||AFK… Away from keyboard||ASAP… As soon as possible||BB… Be back later||BLNT… Better luck next time|
|BRB… Be right back||BTW… By the way||FYI… For your information||GG… Good going (good game)||GL… Good luck|
|GLA… Good luck all||GTSY… Good to see you||JK… Just kidding||JMO… Just my opinion||JTLYK… Just to let you know|
|KIT… Keep in touch||1TG… One number to go||2TG… Two numbers to go||3TG… Three numbers to go||LOL – Laughing out loud|
|LTNS – Long-time no see||NP – No problem||ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing||TTYL – Talk to you later||TY – Thank you|
|WB – Welcome back||WDWS – Well done winners||WTG – Way to go||YVW – Your very welcome||YW – You’re welcome|
Hopefully we’ve covered most of the terms you are likely to see in the various online bingo chat rooms. If we discover any more we’ll be sure to add them to the grid.
Chat Room Hosts
Unlike many of the alternative online chat facilities, the ones you find on bingo are not like the wild west. They are well run and come with chat room hosts or moderators.
The hosts work for the bingo site you are playing on and their job is to both keep everything running nice and smoothly.
They get players excited, engage with everyone, and quite often host games and give away prizes. Their job is to have a range of activities to keep you entertained are they really are lovely people.
In fact, with a lot of bingo sites, you don’t even have to play to join in with the Chat.
Online Bingo Chat Promotions
Keeping customers happy and coming back for more is the main goal. If you love your online bingo site you’ll want to go back for more. That’s where the chat moderators really come into their own.
Each site will have a range of scheduled activities for the chat rooms. These can be themed quizzes, giveaways, virtual parties, even chats about recipes and favourites foods. So there really is something for everybody.
Each bingo site will have it’s own ‘community’ and that’s where you will find all the details for the weeks upcoming chat room events.
Make sure you check it out and keep a note of the days and times so you don’t miss out.