Most online bingo sites feature an impressive array of bingo and side games. Most have several bingo rooms and there is always a game going on no matter what time it is. Bingo sites offer traditional 75 ball bingo and 90 ball games which are popular in Great Britain. Some sites also offer 80 and 30 ball bingo, also known as ‘speed bingo.’ In addition to bingo games most online bingo sites provide players with an extensive selection of side games. Side games include scratch cards, pull-tabs, slots, video poker, Keno, Roulette and many other casino games.
Players no longer have to download software to play online bingo and side games. Most of today’s games are flash based and the only thing needed is an updated flash player. Players should always make sure to keep the player updated to ensure a high quality gaming experience. Flash games offer rich, crisp graphics and the variety of games and options is truly amazing.
Slots are probably the most popular side games at online bingo sites. Slots are fast paced random games featuring a variety of themes. There are slots based on popular movies and television shows such as games based on the Harry Potter series or Britain’s popular X Factor. To illustrate the popularity of slots land based casinos and some online bingo operators say that almost 70% of their income is generated by slots. Some slots have progressive jackpots that can get huge. Some players use their bingo winnings to play progressive slot games. Since they are so fast paced players should resist temptation and play slowly.
For those seeking slower paced games lottery style pull tab and scratch off games can be found at most online bingo sites. Even better about one in three scratch cards are winners.
Roulette is another popular side game. About three years ago a British survey showed that at the time roulette was the most popular side game at online bingo sites. Since then slots have taken over the top spot. Many bingo sites offer both American and European roulette.
Keno is also popular and is very similar to bingo. Keno players select their numbers before the game starts and mark them off as the game progresses.
At some sites the wagering requirements for side games can be quite steep. In some cases players are required to wager 20X of their deposit. Using that figure if a player made a deposit of $50 they will be required to wager $1,000 and up before any winnings may be cashed out. At most sites players are allowed to check their wagers since their last deposit. As always, players should read and understand all of the terms and conditions.