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Bingo Etiquette: How to Play and Win the Game Ethically
Bingo is a popular past time among Americans. It�s been around for ages and is a well-loved game of families and friends all over the world. We must remember that bingo is still a game and players need to exercise courtesy and sportsmanship towards one another to keep it all in the name of good, clean fun. Here are guides and some do�s and don�ts to remember to enjoy the game better.
When you�re in the bingo hall, do the following:
* Always pay attention to the host as he calls out the drawn numbers.
* Pay close attention to the game you are playing. Make sure you are marking your cards well.
* If you get bored with bingo, try other variations of the game like keno.
* Do keep your kids at bay. If you�re bringing your kids in a bingo hall with you, don�t let them run around and cause a ruckus. If you can�t leave your kids at home, bring recreational materials for them to play with while you�re playing bingo.
* Think before you yell �bingo!�. Make sure you really have all the numbers in the pattern before claiming to be a winner. Calling bingo falsely disrupts the game and messes up the concentration of your fellow players.
* Bingo halls and cigarettes are very synonymous to each other. Smoke only in designated places in the bingo hall.
When you�re in the bingo hall, don�t do the following:
* Do not talk excessively to the point that you�re disrupting other players as they concentrate on their game. Be sensitive to your fellow bingo players who are there to seriously play the game.
* Do not run over any player when you�re running to the front to claim your winnings.
* Be a sport; don�t be angry if someone else is proclaimed the winner. That�s how any game goes. There�s a winner and there�s always a loser. Be mature and gracious in handling defeat.
* Do not hog all the table space by spreading your bingo cards and personal belongings all over the table.
* Don�t grab someone�s lucky seat. Some players have their so-called lucky seats. Do not ever sit on one of your fellow player�s lucky seat.
* Don�t get angry with the host. He�s just doing his job as a number drawer and caller. If the number he�s calling out is not in your cards, don�t get mad at him. It�s not his fault. Don�t take your frustrations on the game to other players and the host.
Online bingo chat room etiquette:
* Do not use derogatory or swear words in chat rooms.
* Don�t type using capital letters. Even if you�re not angry and you do this, people might be in the impression that you are mad.
* As with any other game, don�t be a sore loser! Show respect to the winner by telling him �congratulations�.
* Use an appropriate username. Make sure your username will not be offensive to other people. Be sensitive to other people�s feelings, even if it�s just online.
* Don�t hog the chat room. Give other people a chance to talk.
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