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Online Bingo Side Games

Although the main business for online bingo sites is, of course, bingo, almost all of the established sites also offer a variety of side games as an extra which enables you to have a choice to play these in between your bingo games or alongside if you want to multi-play. The games on offer vary from site to site but generally they tend to be slots games, casino table games or Instant Win games such as scratch cards.

At most bingo sites these side games can only be played using your cash bingo funds so if you only have bonus money in your account then you will not be able to play for cash prizes. However, some sites/games do offer a free play option which means that you can still play for fun but you just won’t win any cash prizes.

So let’s take a look at some of the side games that you might come across at your favourite bingo sites.

Slots Based Games

Slots games tend to be the most popular amongst bingo sites and players alike. Generally you will find that there is a wide selection to choose from including 3 reel, 5 reel as well as multi-line versions. Each of the different slot games has its own theme with its own specials. There’s the popular X Factor and Who wants to be a millionaire slots games which are based on the TV programs as well as the Bejewelled slots version of the arcade classic game.

Whichever game you choose to play you can increase/decrease your stake accordingly based on the minimum/maximum limits on offer and for the multi-line games you can also choose as to how many lines you want to play from a minimum of 1 line to the maximum.

Table Games

The classic casino game, Roulette, is probably the most popular of the casino games that you will find online at bingo sites and just like being in the casino you can choose your stake and where you want to place your chip then spin the wheel and wait to see if you have won.

You can also find the casino card favourite games, Blackjack and Poker at many of the sites. Play Blackjack where you need to try and outwit the banker by making a total of 21 in your hand without going bust. The version of Poker that you will tend to find at online bingo sites is video Poker but the object of the game is the same as the table game you play in casinos, try and get the best hand that you can with your 5 cards.

Instant Wins

The most common type of Instant Win games is the scratch card based games which work exactly the same way as if you had a scratch card in your hand, except of course that you don’t scratch off the squares yourself…well you could but you would probably damage your computer screen!

Once you have purchased your virtual scratch card you can then scratch off the squares using your mouse or if you are impatient click on the reveal all option and the system will then scratch all the squares for you. The object of the game is to match 3 symbols to win the cash prize which is revealed by scratching the prize square. If you are a winner the money is then automatically added to your account.

Another favourite Instant Win game is Keno which is in effect a combination of bingo and lottery. You will be given a card where you can select the numbers that you want on it instead of being given a card with the numbers already selected. Once the game starts the numbers will be called in the same way as bingo and you, or the system, depending on whether you are manually daubing, will mark off the numbers on your card as they appear. The aim of this game is to match as many numbers as possible to increase the cash prize that you will win.

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