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Bingo abbreviations – what do they mean?

Bingo abbreviations are used in chat rooms on bingo sites, players use them to praise each other on a win and to communicate with the chat hosts.

Bingo lingo

One of the best things about online bingo is that it’s a very sociable activity. Sure, you’re by yourself playing on your computer, tablet or phone, but loads of bingo sites have chat rooms where you can interact with other players. It’s all part of the fun and it makes online gaming a more enjoyable experience. 

What is bingo lingo?

If you text a lot, you’ll be used to ‘text speak’. Bingo lingo is pretty much the same in that you avoid typing out full sentences word-by-word and letter-by-letter by using a lot of abbreviations. People who spend a lot of time in bingo chat rooms will be used to the lingo and the etiquette that comes with interacting with other players. If you’re not really sure what this is all about, don’t worry, because we’re providing you with a guide to bingo lingo and some of the most popular phrases used by players. 

Where do you use bingo lingo?

As previously mentioned, you use bingo lingo in chat rooms on bingo sites. In these chat rooms you can chat to other players, share experiences of online gaming and build up connections with people. One of the problems new players face is that entering one of these chat rooms can be a bit daunting, simply because everyone’s using a lot of phrases that don’t really make much sense.Like with texting, bingo lingo is essentially about keeping it short. Games can be very fast-paced and if you’re talking to other players while gaming, you don’t want to be typing out long sentences. If you know how to keep it short and to the point, you should master bingo lingo in no time.A lot of bingo lingo is about supporting other players and letting others know how your game’s progressing. Have a look at the following list to get an idea of the sorts of phrases you’ll see in chat rooms: 

  • 1TG – This simply means one number left to go. Put 2 in front of the TG and it means two numbers left to go, and so on
  • GL – Short for Good Luck, this is always a good one to use to support other players
  • GLA – Short for Good Luck All, again this is a good one to use to support other players
  • L8R – This one’s short for See You Later and is a nice and short way of saying bye
  • LOL – Very commonly used in texting, this is short for Laugh Out Loud and is used when people find something hilarious
  • LMAO – This means pretty much the same thing as LOL but it’s a slightly ruder version, as it’s short for Laughing My A** Off
  • ROFL – This again means the same, but it’s short for Rolling on the Floor Laughing
  • WD – Short for Well Done. You’ll find bingo players are always very polite in congratulating the winner
  • WDW – Short for Well Done Winner
  • WTG – This one’s short for Way To Go and means the same as Well Done or Good Work
  • TY – Short for Thank You
  • YW – Short for You’re Welcome. Manners don’t cost anything and they’re used all the time in bingo chat rooms

 

Other bingo lingo phrases?

The phrases given above are just a few of the ones you’ll see in chat rooms. Hopefully now that you understand what bingo lingo’s all about and how it works, you’ll soon get used to seeing these phrases, understanding what they mean and using some yourself. It’s really easy once you get the hang of it. The great thing about chat rooms is that everyone’s friendly and everyone was a beginner at some point.