What is Progressive Bingo?
If you have been looking around online bingo sites or visited a bingo hall then you have probably come across the term ‘progressive bingo’ or ‘progressive jackpot’. You might have a rough idea of what these terms mean, but may not fully understand what a game of progressive bingo entails. Read on for a simple explanation of progressive bingo and progressive jackpots:
Progressive bingo offers players the chance to win big with Bingo games as the prizes can potentially be much higher than with regular bingo. Progressive bingo is played with a limited number of balls and the jackpot increases every round that no one wins. So, the longer the game continues, the bigger the jackpot gets. This is different to regular bingo in which balls are drawn until somebody wins and the jackpot amount is set.
You can play progressive bingo online or in some bingo halls (although it is not legal everywhere across the world, so be sure to find out first!). To stay in the game, you will need to buy into each new round every time a game isn’t won by anyone. So the stakes are higher, as is the potential prize.
As with most bingo games, you can choose to play with one card or several. It can be tricky keeping an eye on several bingo cards if you play at a bingo hall, but most online sites offer an ‘auto-dabbing’ function which makes the whole process much easier. Of course, the more cards you choose to purchase, the more it will cost you. The amount of players that stay in and the amount cards that are bought altogether will all add up to the final jackpot amount.
Progressive jackpots can be a great way to win bigger amounts in bingo, as well as being exciting and lively, but they are not for everyone. If you have a set amount you want to spend for example, then it would be frustrating to have to drop out of a progressive bingo game halfway through.