Title: Online Bingo Rules Word Count: 515 Summary: When one decides to play online bingo, the new player must keep in mind certain "rules" when deciding at what site to play at. 1st Rule of Online Bingo: Know your local law Unfortunately, in some places, it is illegal to play for real money online. Know your legal status in your home state, province, territory, country before wagering cash. Online bingo laws are always changing and it is up to you to contact your local authorities to ensure you are not breaking the law!... Keywords: online bingo,bingo,internet bingo,free online,play online bingo Article Body: When one decides to play online bingo, the new player must keep in mind certain "rules" when deciding at what site to play at. 1st Rule of Online Bingo: Know your local law Unfortunately, in some places, it is illegal to play for real money online. Know your legal status in your home state, province, territory, country before wagering cash. Online bingo laws are always changing and it is up to you to contact your local authorities to ensure you are not breaking the law! 2nd Rule of Online Bingo: Know your Online Bingo Room Good online bingo rooms provide extensive info pages that tell you where they are licensed, who's behind the operation, what their game rules and cash policies are, and how to contact them for help. Bingodrome has over 25 pages of details on their operation, policies, terms & conditions, rules, etc. Also check out online bingo forums to see if your favorite bingo room has a reputation for withholding bonuses or giving players the run-around. Visit websites for online bingo reviews and information. Spend some time reading to know who you're doing business with before you haul out your credit card. 3rd Rule of Online Bingo: Play For Free Almost every online bingo site offers an option to play for free and if they don't, go somewhere else! Playing for free is the first thing you should do since it's your way of giving the online bingo site a test drive. This will help you uncover unexpected problems or issues that are part-and-parcel of the online experience. For example, it's better to know that the betting mechanism at online bingo site X drives you up the wall before they have your money. Or maybe you can't access their online bingo site through your local network. Maybe their games just plain won't run on your machine. There are hundreds of sites so there's no reason to rush into it. This also helps remove the temptation of playing with money that you do not have. When your allocated "online bingo money" is finished, you can still have fun & chat to your friends! 4th Rule of Online Bingo: Demand Adequate Customer Support Good customer support options include 24/7 chat, local phone numbers, fax lines, and email. How available are they making themselves to you? As a prospective online bingo customer it's your right to see if anybody's home. 5th Rule of Online Bingo: Know your Payout Options The very best payout plan we've seen lately is the Instant Withdrawals via Neteller. This option is only available at a very few online bingo sites (http://www.bingodrome.com) but we expect to see this payout option becoming much more popular in the future. I'd also like to suggest that you steer clear of online bingo sites that place a charge on withdrawals. Good online bingo sites treat its winners (and losers) with respect, and it is your money, after all! Please feel free to read this article : http://www.online- bingo.net/online-bingo-rules-part-2.html, this article deals with the next 5 "rules" to consider when deciding to play online bingo.