There is a game taking the gaming world by storm and it is called cyber bingo. Cyber bingo is an online representation of the old classic called bingo.

Bingo originated in the 1500’s as a form of lottery in Italy where people could win money. The game made the trip across the Atlantic in the early 1900’s when it was called Beano. The game changed its name when a player accidentally called out “Bingo” instead of Beano. The new name stuck, and has remained the same ever since.

With the advent of the internet and online gaming, the obvious next step of the game is cyber bingo. The word “cyber” refers to the bingo game being online or rather played in ‘cyberspace’. Instead of the old method of playing that is in halls.

The basics of cyber bingo is the same as its land based counterpart in that a player hopes to fill a card made up of random numbers between 1 and 75. As the numbers are called out, the player ticks off the numbers she has. This process continues until the he or she has ticked off all the numbers required to win. Cyber bingo games usually have the required winning numbers to make up a special shape. The participant of the game will then need to get the required numbers in the same shape that was chosen before the game starts. The shape changes at the beginning of each new game.

The other great feature of cyber bingo is the chat facility that allows players to chat with other players during the game. Most reputable cyber bingo games automatically check to see if you have won, thus allowing you to chat while playing.

A great site called Bingodrome even has small chat games where you can win extra credits to spend at their site.

By Simon Wood
Simon Wood is a master casino gambler and online bingo lover for over 30 years. He has written many interesting articles for including information about cyber bingo.