If you’re going to the bingo for the first time, you may have some questions about etiquette – the general dos and don’ts of the bingo halls. Luckily, there are only a few and they’re incredibly easy to follow. That’s the beauty of bingo – it is open to all and extremely easy to jump in and get involved. So why not get involved today? Take a look at our top dos and don’ts for the bingo below, and make your way down to your nearest BJ’s Bingo hall…
Bingo is a fantastic opportunity to socialise. Whether you’re young or old, you will be surrounded by like-minded people looking for a good chat and a night of fun. Be sure to mingle with other players and make friends. Many people who do bingo establish longstanding connections that see them enjoy each trip to their local hall even more. It is also the perfect setting for parties, work gatherings and other social events, so bring along your family, friends and anyone else you can think of. We’d love to have them.
DON’T keep talking
Whilst socialising is encouraged throughout the night, it is important to remain respectful of those who are playing the game alongside you. Once the numbers have started to be called, either keep the talking to a hushed minimum or concentrate on listening to those numbers with your fellow players. The bingo atmosphere is fun, friendly and respectful, so let’s keep it that way.
DO take your lucky charm
Once you’ve started coming to the bingo, you may develop a lucky charm to help you towards that full house. You might even have one already. If that is the case, feel free to bring it along with you each time you step through the doors. Popular objects such as horseshoes and jewellery are commonplace but don’t be afraid to mix it up a little. Whether it’s an item of clothing, a keyring, or something completely random – take it with you. Anything that enhances your bingo experience is fair game.
DON’T take away other people’s
On that note, you may find that some people use parts of the hall itself as a lucky charm – with particular seats often being preferred by regulars. Whilst the bingo doors are open to all, if someone politely asks you to move from their ‘lucky’ seat or position, then the best way forward is to move elsewhere so you can both enjoy your evening of play.
DO spread the word about the simple game
This one is simple – tell as many people as possible about bingo, and invite them to join you at your local hall whenever the opportunity arises. Whilst bingo remains very popular, as one of the UK’s finest pastimes, it is important to get as many new people through the door as possible. We know we can count on our dedicated players to do us proud!
DON’T forget to make the most of it and have fun
The most important ‘don’t’ of all. Ultimately, bingo is a simple game and its rules are few and far between. That’s one of the many reasons people continue to flock to bingo halls around the country. You’re there to have fun, so don’t forget to do exactly that.
Now that you know what (and what not) to do, you’re all set to enter the world of bingo. We’ll hopefully see you soon at one of our halls in Birmingham, Leigh or Reading – we’d love to have you. Happy playing!
If you want to try bingo for yourself, head to one of our 3 bingo halls in Birmingham, Leigh or Reading today. Whether you’re going with a mate or a party of people, BJ’s Bingo is the bingo hall for you.