One of the best things about bingo is cheering on your friends when they win and having a giggle while you play. Whether you’re down your local Mecca Bingo hall with family and friends or playing online that’s still true – thanks to our online bingo chat rooms.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about online chat, give you tips for picking your username and give you a hand getting started!
If you’re completely new to online bingo, you’ll want to check out our full guide on getting started.
Bingo chat rooms: What to expect
Every time you join a bingo room from the bingo lobby on a desktop computer or laptop, you’ll see the bingo room pop-up. The left part of the room is dedicated to game info, purchasing, tickets and seeing the balls as they’re called. On the right side of the screen, you’ll see our chat room!
Our chat room itself is easy to use. Each player has their
own username, which you’ll see on the left, with messages just to the right. To
get involved, just type in the box below or hit the smiley face icon to add an
emoji to your message!
If you see a user with CH before their name, that’s one of our friendly chat hosts and you can meet the whole team right here! Our chat hosts are there to chat with you, to make sure everyone follows the chat guidelines and to introduce chat games and offers – giving you extra chances to grab a win!
Tips on choosing a username
Before you can join a chat room, you’ll be prompted to
choose your username. We ask our users not to include rude words or impersonate
other people in our chat, but otherwise you’re free to choose your own unique name!
If you’re struggling to choose your username, use our fun bingo
username generator to help you pick the perfect nickname:
Chat room etiquette: Dos and don’ts
If you’re totally new to bingo chat, you might find a few of the abbreviations a little confusing – have a look at our Bingo Lingo blog to guide you through all the acronyms from 1TG to WDW.
Below we’ll take you through the basic etiquette for how to act in a bingo chat room. For the full lowdown, you can also read our guide to bingo etiquette.
Do: Say hello! If you’re new, don’t be shy – our Chat
Hosts can’t wait to welcome you into the fold!
Do: Be nice! As the saying goes, “It’s nice to be
nice” – and we couldn’t agree more!
Do: Celebrate when you win!
Do: Congratulate other players.
Do: Tell us how your day is going
Don’t: Be rude to other players – our community is
supportive and friendly. We know it can be disappointing when you don’t win,
but please don’t take it out on your roomies!
Don’t: Swear or use Caps Lock. When someone types at
you in all caps – IT CAN FEEL LIKE YOU’RE BEING SHOUTED AT!
Don’t: Spam! Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away,
especially if you’re excited, but please leave space for everyone else to talk
Don’t: Put links to other websites in chat, or use
chat to advertise.
Don’t: Ask to be given money or harass our Chat Hosts
Everyone comes to Mecca to have a good time, so you’ll be in good company in our chat rooms. Have fun, make friends and take part in the games. You’ll love being part of the community at Meccabingo.com!