Some of the biggest lottery wins in the UK have been won by ‘syndicates’, groups of people, work colleagues, family members, friends who club together, weekly buying a ticket and agreeing to share the winnings whilst they play as part of that syndicate.
Nowadays playing bingo as part of a syndicate is a little different because while you still play as part of a larger group, you get to keep any prize money that you win yourself for yourself. What the team shares is the status (and most importantly, the points) for the winning game; because playing bingo as part of a syndicate (or team) allows you to compete with other bingo syndicates, and the team which has won the most bingo games in a specific time frame can win valuable prizes, such as cash or loyalty scheme points, which can often be redeemed for cash.
Bingo as a team competition is a fairly recent concept, but one that some online Bingo sites are readily adopting. As more and more players come across the idea of playing bingo as part of a team and demand for team competitions begins to increase, more sites will steadily begin implementing this type of play.
It’s easy to involve yourself in a team competition. Firstly, locate a site that runs these team bingo competitions and join up with a group of your own (friends, family or sisters…we have!), or ask the support staff to hook you up to an already existing team.
Most importantly, check the rules of the team competition so that you know which games count towards the competition and which games don't….
Playing bingo as part of a team doesn't cost any more than a usual game would, but it can add another element of fun to the online bingo experience and naturally, more rewards!