Host Your Own Virtual Bingo Night With Friends
Updated 16th March 2021
We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to interact with our friends online. Whether it be the latest app or social media platform that catches your eye, it’s now easier than ever to play online with your friends. Thanks to the rise of digital technology, you can now even play bingo online with friends from the comfort of your home. And whilst you may be unfamiliar with this, we’re here to help you be the 'hostess with the mostest' and organise the perfect virtual bingo get-together for you and your friends - so you can really spice up your evenings! So whether it's putting your 21st Century Bingo Lingo to the test, or simply trying to win some prizes, you can be sure to find all you need right here!
Why play online bingo with friends?
You might be thinking why should I play bingo online with my friends when we can get together (when it's safe to!) in person? But there are a number of reasons as to why opting for virtual bingo is a better option.
Convenience - We all have such busy lives, that regularly catching up with friends can often seem impossible. Playing bingo online together is a quick and convenient way for you and your friends to catch up together, whilst also potentially winning some prizes in the process!
Variety - Gone are the days where you have to turn up to your local bingo hall and don’t get to choose what sort of game you want to play. When you play online bingo, you’ve got the choice of everything from bingo rooms such as 75 ball or 80 ball bingo rooms, to bingo jackpots or even free bingo if you’re just playing for fun!
Cheaper - Depending on the type of bingo game you choose, you could certainly save yourself some money by playing online with friends. Playing from the comfort of your own home means you don’t have to worry about travelling there especially as a larger group, as well as being able to enjoy your own food and drinks whilst your feet are up!
Never miss a number - Another biggie when it comes to playing bingo in person, is that you often find yourself in a flurry of missing a number if it gets too noisy or you lose concentration - particularly if you’ve bought several tickets! With online bingo, the numbers that are called out are kept up on the screen after being called out so you never have to go through the embarrassment of crossing off the wrong bingo number again!
What do you need?
Here we’ve picked out some of the most important things you might want to consider when organising the perfect online bingo night with friends.
Step 1: Gather some friends!
The main ingredient to the perfect online bingo night is of course you and your friends getting together. There’s a range of popular free online video calling sites you can use, including Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams to name a few, which will allow you to connect with one another (virtually) face to face! You can have a little catch-up over video call before you start, and then simply open another tab and get playing! With video calling software like these, you will still be able to chat with one another whilst you’ve got another web page open playing bingo, making it the ideal way to catch up and play together all at once.
Step 2: Prepare your streaming equipment
A big strength of online bingo is the vibrant glossy graphics that you get to enjoy when you play. Whilst this looks great on your mobile phone when you’re playing alone, you don’t want to lose any of the beautifully detailed quality on your screen! So it’s definitely worth digging out some equipment to enhance this quality further, a simple HDMI cable, Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick would do. With a device like this, you’re sure to get the best standard of quality so that you and your friends can enjoy a virtual bingo night fit for a king or queen!
Step 3: Snacks and drinks
Now, you can’t forget about drinks and snacks when it comes to any (virtual) night in with your friends, and your bingo night is no different! Snacks and drinks are the perfect accompaniment with bingo, you might have experienced a real-life bingo game for yourself and they can get pretty lively once the drinks start to flow! Or you might want to opt for a more chilled-out choice of soft drinks, depending on the sort of vibe you’re aiming for with your bingo night. We recommend getting an assortment of your favourite snacks, whether it be crisps, chocolate, sweets, or popcorn to add a little extra zing to your evening!
Step 4: Open an online bingo site account
Once you’re all planned on your drinks, snacks, and group of besties, it’s time to open an account with your chosen bingo site! Here at Crown Bingo, as part of our welcome promotion we’re offering new registering players the chance to unlock up to £100 cash plus 20 free bingo tickets to The Lounge. The Lounge is our brand new 90 ball bingo room where there’s £300 in bingo prizes up for grabs each night. Signing up to Crown Bingo couldn’t be easier, but we do recommend signing up prior to your virtual bingo evening so you can get straight into the action as soon as your night begins!
Step 5: Top Bingo Games for a Top Evening!
When hosting your virtual bingo night, you want to be sure that you and your friends are going to have the best possible evening, filled with laughter and hopefully a few cash prizes along the way! Here’s a quick look into just a few of our bingo rooms here at Crown Bingo, which we think you’re going to love. It could just be one room that takes your fancy, or you might make things interesting by trying out a selection of rooms - the choice is all yours!
|The Lounge Open daily 7-10pm. Private bingo room with tickets ranging from 1p-25p and prize pots up to £25.|
|75 Ball Bingo Room Open 24/7, tickets 5p-15p, over 22 different patterns, progressive prize pots and a progressive jackpot to play for. Monthly prizes come to £57K+!|
|80 Ball Bingo Room Open every day 3pm-7pm, tickets 5p max, fixed and variable prize pots with over £5000 given away every month. Also boasts a progressive jackpot!|
|Heavy Weight Bingo Room Open every night at 9pm, £850 game including a £500 Full House!|
|Bingo Blast Room Fast-paced 90 ball speed variant with added excitement! Two lots of balls are blasted out and marked off your cards before cutting straight to the best part. The last few balls are called until the Full House is won. Games only last 1 minute and we give away more than £30K every month in here!|
|Bingo Jackpots Looking to hit the jackpot? Find out more about Crown Bingo's progressive and fixed jackpot games.|
And there you have it! That’s everything you need to host the perfect virtual bingo night with your friends. Here at Crown Bingo, we ensure that every player has the best experience when playing our games, whether that be bingo, slots, or more! So if you can get together your friends, snacks, and streaming equipment, you can confidently leave the rest for us to deliver!
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