Your Complete Guide to Online Bingo Tournaments

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If you’re a regular in the online bingo rooms and want to take your gaming to the next level, then entering a bingo tournament could be just the thing for you. They’re hugely popular these days and not only are incredibly fun, but they can prove incredibly lucrative too.

There are always some big jackpots on offer when it comes to online bingo tournaments, and below you’ll find all you need to know about them and the various types you can play…

Types of Online Bingo Tournament

Before you start playing online bingo tournaments, you’re going to need to know what each of the ones you can play are. There are a handful of different tournaments available to play and among the most common are:

Leaderboard Based Tournaments

These are among the most common types of bingo tournament and are based upon the cumulative results across the length of the tournament. They cost a small fee to enter and the aim is to be as successful as possible and match as many numbers as possible during the tournament’s timescale in order to rise up the leaderboard.

Prizes are awarded to the top ranked players in the tournament, with the higher the position, the more you will receive.

Freeroll Bingo Tournaments

These are tournaments that are free to enter and work in a similar way, in which the more success you have, the higher in the rankings you climb. However, as they are free entry, the prize pool is normally much smaller with only the top two or three entrants claiming a prize.

Rather than cash prizes you may also find that prizes may come in the form of free spins or tickets for bingo games.

Ticket Bingo Tournaments

Ticket bingo games are a little more interesting and are normally played over a number of days. The aim is to progress from day to day by winning rounds, and then all the way to the final, where the prizes are normally substantial.

The Advantages Of Bingo Tournaments

There are a number of reasons as to why more and more players are now starting to enjoy online bingo tournaments, especially with the wide range of bingo variants you can now enjoy with them.

One of the main perks is that with your buy in fee you are then guaranteed a set amount of time of gameplay, and that’s usually quite large. In comparison, regular bingo games are on average three to six minutes long and if you’re out of bankroll, that’s then your time up.

Of course, many also love that extra element of competitiveness which can be hugely appealing, particularly as the bingo chat rooms can be incredibly fun and well spirited during tournaments.

There is the odd pitfall too though. Unlike regular 90-ball bingo, you can’t play tournaments 24/7, and if you do want to play you have to ensure you’re available to play at the set times in which the tournament starts, which can be difficult if you have a busy schedule.