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Bingo is fun. The game has millions of devotees worldwide who love nothing more than the thrill of waiting for your numbers to appear. Bingo is a great way to reduce stress, meet new people, and pass a little time without resorting to the television.

Although everyone loves to win, bingo is also all about the community, the networking, and the lively banter. This is an aspect of the game that the free bingo sites try hard to recreate. It is a gamble and players should be mindful that they are enjoying the game - and not getting into expensive habits.

Here are a few suggestions as to how you can increase your enjoyment, as you play the nation's favourite game.

Pick your rooms carefully and avoid the weekends. When a room is too crowded, it's hard to keep track of what is going on. You should make the time to chat and relax without being forced to concentrate on the numbers.

Just stick to one game at a time. Unless you win the national game or get lucky on one of the instant play slots, the chances are you are not going to be retiring on a bingo win any time soon. If that's the case, then why bother playing more than one card at a time? Stick to one card and you will still enjoy the chat, the friendship, and the thrill of the chase.

Pick your online sites carefully. There are literally dozens of online bingo sites for you to choose from. Find a room that you feel comfortable in and where the room hosts and other players seem friendly. A room with great graphics and some good special offers is also a major draw.

Play more than one room. There's no rule that says you can't mix it up and enjoy your bingo at several different sites. Some of the most popular sites have 1000s of players but lack personality. Choose several sites to suit your mood!

Socialize: join forums, chat, make friends. Make friends online and invite them to join you for a game. You can write on forums, engage in debates, and meet like-minded people in a similar situation to yours - perhaps a new single mum who is stuck at home with the kids. You can share problems and half the hassle.

Have fun. It is worth repeating that bingo is about having fun. Never try to chase money you have wagered. If you have a bad run - cool off. For just a few pounds a day, you can be part of a growing and entertaining online bingo community. Make the most of it!