Is there any real point to playing new bingo for free?
Online bingo halls will offer you one of two types of free game; there are free games where you can play for pretend money and there are bingo sites that offer you some free cards so that you can get a feel for the site, the game, the patterns and the general way to play.
Some sites also offer you discounts for tickets on certain games during certain times of the day or there may be bulk rates available so if you buy two tickets for one game you receive a further two at no extra charge.
Presumably the reason they are willing to give these tickets up for nothing is because these games are during quiet times of the day and the lure of free tickets is often enough to keep people on site for quite some time.
Besides, if you win $5 there is a very good chance that you will spend that and some more, because many people who play online for both the thrill of the win and getting that one winner will be enough to keep them coming back for more.
There are many different themed bingo sites cropping on a near daily basis, offering you all sorts of offers or freebies to try and lure you on to their site. They know it’s very unlikely that once you’ve joined a site and used the free tickets you will join another site and use their tickets.
By giving you extra tickets as an incentive to buy more than one, they are ensuring that the quiet times of the day don’t remain so silent all the time.
Can I win anything playing new bingo?
Because free bingo usually refers to the fact that a new bingo site will offer you a number of free tickets for joining then there is no real reason that you can’t win any of the prizes including the jackpots.
Because online bingo is a form of gambling the sites are governed very strictly on their conduct and they must provide a certain win rate; the random number generator used is usually strictly tested and analyzed and the combination of these factors means that you are just as likely to win with a free ticket as you are with a paid ticket.
If you take advantage of offers like buy 1 ticket get another for free then you may think you are doubling your chance of winning and, in a sense, you are (although one famed statistical mathematician argues that you have a better chance of winning the big money jackpots with only one card at a time) but in practice you will probably find that the games that this is offered on will have lower prices.
Through the use of statistical analysis, a site can easily tell how many tickets they need to sell and how much prize money they can afford to offer to give them a profit.
While it’s quite possible that a site will consider taking a slight loss to attract players, it’s unlikely that they will offer their biggest prizes on games that have a buy one get one free offer.
It is much more likely that the big prize jackpot games will occur immediately or soon after the offer games and therefore combine the lure of big prize money with the lure of getting something for free.