You’re in the middle of an online bingo game. Your bingo card is almost full. You’re one number shy of taking the first place prize. And then it happens. “Under the B……”
And that’s it. No number is called. You’re left in suspended animation. Or at least it feels that way.
Frozen online bingo games. It happens every now and then, though thankfully, less often than not. Here’s what to do if you find yourself freezing up playing online bingo.
We all think the Internet is flawless. But with tons of traffic trying to navigate bazillions and bazillions of IP addresses, it makes perfect sense for surfers to experience the occasional hiccup. So if you find your online bingo game freezing up, give it a few seconds. Most online bingo sites have safeguards in place to make sure everyone can play fairly if their game freezes and their connection stalls. Depending on the online bingo room, the software will try to reconnect automatically for you, so you don’t really have to do anything.
Upgrade your connection speed
Most of us who play free bingo games online probably have a decent Internet connection speed. If you’re still rocking a 56k dial-up modem, we’re guessing you probably only use the Internet to bank and check email. Playing online bingo—or any online game for that matter—likely doesn’t fall on your list of priorities, so we’re guessing you’re probably only reading this article because one of your friends plays online bingo and you’re hovering over their shoulder while they read this article.
But if you’re one of the few who plays online bingo with a connection speed from the Seinfeld era, it’s probably a good idea to upgrade your connection speed, especially if your online bingo game keeps freezing. Doing so could help you avoid those scenarios.
Close some of your apps
If you’re playing on an Intel Core i7 beast of a machine with a 1TB hard drive and 16GB of RAM, it probably doesn’t matter too much how many applications you’re running at the same time if you’re worried about dealing with a frozen online bingo game. But if your machine of choice is a Netbook with an ARM processors and 1GB of RAM—and if you’re trying to run Adobe Photoshop, listen to music, and watch movies while playing online bingo—that could be the main reason why your online bingo game froze.
Do a system update
It’s important to make sure you’re running the latest OS update. If you’re on Windows, you’ll need to make sure you’re running the latest service pack. If you’re on a Mac, click the Apple logo at the top left and then click Software Update. Sometimes, an older version of your OS could contain bugs that are easily addressed by an OS update. And those bugs could be the source of your online bingo game freezing problem.
Contact customer support
If all else fails and your online bingo game won’t stop freezing, contact your online bingo customer support department for help. They might have an easy fix that help you play and win without any interruptions.