Bingo Chat Room Abbreviations
Online Bingo is more popular than ever. Social changes such as the smoking ban and restrictions on slot machine pay outs have seen a dramatic shift from land based clubs to online bingo clubs. There are now over half a million registered users spread throughout more than 250 registered bingo sites.
There many benefits to online bingo: you can set your spending limit, often buy cards from as little as 5p a strip, or even play free bingo with bingo bonus points, choose when you want to play and what type of bingo game you wish to play. You will find regular 90 ball style bingo as well as a variety of coveralls, progressive jackpots and American style 75 ball games. There is also a fantastic social aspect to online bingo, it is really easy to make new friends and each room has chat moderators that encourage comradeship between players and host a variety of games that help keep everyone involved.
Of course, there is bingo etiquette guidelines that should be adhered to. Although rules and regulations vary from each club they do share common ground. You have to be over 18 to play, there are limits as to how many cards you may purchase and if you become abusive or rude the club/online moderators have a right to ban you.
There is also certain bingo-lingo that you may need to get used to. This includes bingo chat room abbreviations. For those of you who text, chat online or email most of these will be familiar – gl (good luck). AFAIK (as far as I know), ASL (age, sex, location) B4N (bye for now), BBL (be back later), lol (laughing out loud), gtg (got to go), gg (good game), irl (in real life) etc.
Specific to bingo, you will find that people will post in the chat room how many numbers they have left, i.e 1tg, 2tg, 3tg, as in, one number to go, two number to go, etc. Chat Moderators/Hosts will often be abbreviated to CM or CH. Full house will become FH. 1L, 2L, 3L, signifies one line, two lines etc. wd(w) is well done (winner). Most online bingo sites will have a page dedicated to bingo lingo, or you can always ask in the chat rooms or one of the moderators, who will be only too pleased to help.
Tips and strategies include, using auto-daub feature so you are free to chat, rather than having to worry checking numbers or missing a claim. Also sign up to promotional emails and offers, so you do not miss out on bonuses, and be very nice to CM`s as they are helpful and will keep you up to date with the latest offers.
Whilst loyalty is usually rewarded with bingo bucks and bonus schemes, it usually pays to check out other clubs and the online bingo promotions that are available elsewhere! Above all enjoy yourself, make new friends and maybe win a little money along the way.