Getting Started

At ShinyBingo we offer two variations of the online bingo game:




There are 3 standard bingo prizes in our 90 ball rooms, 1 line, 2 line and Full House, just like on other sites. Look out for our special chat games where you could win extra prizes.



For those who have not played 75 ball bingo before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This version is a fun twist on the standard game. Our 5 Line Bingo is especially popular with players.

Finding A Bingo Room

After logging-in to your ShinyBingo account select 'Play Now' to load our lobby. The lobby page will show details of all our available online bingo rooms. To enter a room just click on the 'Play' button next to the room details.

To switch rooms just click on the 'bingo rooms' button on the bottom right of your screen. This option will only be available if you do not have any tickets in play at the time or for the following game.

Buying Cards

Once you have entered a bingo room, you can purchase cards for the next round by clicking on the ‘cards’ tab on the left hand or using the ‘Buy Forward’ graphic in the center of the screen.

A new round of bingo will begin once the countdown reaches zero. As the balls appear on the right of your screen, the numbers that match on your cards are automatically marked off. You win by being the first player to match all the numbers on your card for the current prize (i.e. one line, two lines and full house).

Your cards are also eligible to win two other prizes on offer. You will win the room jackpot if you complete a Full House within 40 balls drawn. You can also win our ShinyBingo Progressive Jackpot if you complete a Full House in 32 or fewer balls in any of our 90 ball rooms or achieving a coverall in 42 or fewer balls in any of our 75 ball rooms.

A game ends when any player completes a Full House, at which point a one-minute countdown will then begin for the next round.

The number of cards you would like to purchase can be adjusted with the slider. You can also manually select which cards you would like to purchase; you will notice the cards change colour once selected. You can then click again on the cards to deselect them. The slider will automatically move as you select each card.

Auto-buy

At ShinyBingo we also offer an ‘Auto-buy’ function which allows you to automatically purchase the same number of cards for subsequent rounds.

You can activate the Auto-buy function by firstly purchasing cards and then checking the box marked ‘Auto-buy’ just beneath the slider. This will automatically purchase the same amount of cards for all future rounds until you uncheck the box, logout, or run out of funds.

Pre-buy

For certain special events you also have the option to Pre-buy cards before the event starts. This means that you can play the game and win prizes without having to be present. Keep an eye on our special events pages for more information.

Winning

When you win at ShinyBingo your avatar will be displayed to the whole room. All prizes are automatically added to your ShinyBingo balance or bonus meter (depending on which you used to purchase the funds) so no need to claim your prize – although we do encourage celebration in our Public Chat!

Playing Options:

Customise your ShinyBingo experience using the following options:

- Automatically Sort Cards
Your purchased cards will be automatically sorted for you based on how many numbers you have left to go. If you like you may disable this feature by unchecking this box.

- Always display hints
When you are comfortable with our extra functions, you have the option to disable this function.

- Deny private chat requests
You can decline any private chat requests (1-on-1) from other players by enabling this option whilst you are in a room.

- Animate bingo cards
If you would prefer not to be animated, you can disable this function at any time. If you experience problems whilst running ShinyBingo, you may want to turn off the card animation option.

- Automatically close winners screen
You can prevent winner pop-ups being shown by ticking this box.

- Display my XP to other players
Other ShinyBingo players will not be able to view how many XPs you have earned if you have disabled this function.

- Show Buddy Online Notification
We’ll send you a notification when someone from your buddy list logs-in. You can turn off this feature by using this option.

- Bingo voice effects
This function allows you to select either a male or female bingo caller.

Buy Cards Policy

As a player of ShinyBingo you are required to buy at least one online bingo card for at least 3 games of bingo. This is because ShinyBingo isn’t a 100% free application. Since all players can chat live and because there are many chat hosts available for the players entertainment, ShinyBingo is forced to use the “buy cards policy”. So you buy at least 1 card for 3 games of bingo for 0,10 cts and for this you get great entertainment at a price that just isn't comparable anywhere else.