New to Bingo Chat Rooms? Read Our Lingo Guide For All You Need to Know

There's a lot going on in our busy online chat rooms, so you might want to get up to speed with the bingo lingo before you explore.
16th January 2023

New to Bingo Chat Rooms? Read Our Lingo Guide For All You Need to Know


Here at Jackpotjoy, we're proud to say that community lies at the heart of our games. As well as all the dab-tastic online bingo games we have to offer, you can also jump into our fun and friendly chat rooms for a real-life bingo experience wherever you are! With thousands of amazing members, our community chat feature offers an engaging and sociable experience that our players love. 

Head to one of our chat rooms, and you'll soon discover that they’re well-known for their bingo slang. For the well-acquainted, it's a great way to save time typing when you’re immersed in the game, but it can be confusing for newcomers. If you're new to online bingo, or just want a refresher, our bingo lingo guide offers a comprehensive glossary of the most popular bingo chat room terms.

The meaning behind common bingo chat room abbreviations 

If you have never entered a bingo chat room before, you may find it tricky to understand what is being said, which is no fun for anyone! With so many game-specific terms to pick up, it can take a while to learn all of them. 

While some abbreviations are straightforward, some are completely unique to online bingo, so it can be tricky to figure out what it means without reaching for a dedicated bingo dictionary. Here are some of the most popular terms to get you chatting with your fellow players:

  • *H*– Hug
  • *K* – Kiss
  • *S* – Smile
  • *W* – Wink
  • ?4U – Question for you 
  • 1TG – One bingo ball to ‘bingo’
  • 2TG – Two bingo balls to ‘bingo’
  • 3TG – Three bingo balls to ‘bingo’
  • A/S/L – Age/sex/location
  • AFK – Away from the keyboard
  • AKA – Also known as
  • ASAP – As soon as possible
  • ATM – At the moment 
  • BBIAM – Be back in a minute 
  • BBS – Be back soon 
  • BK – I'm back
  • BLNT – Better luck next time 
  • BRB – Be right back
  • BTW – By the way 
  • CM – Chat master/monitor/moderator
  • CYA – See you later 
  • E1 – Everyone
  • FAQ – Frequently asked questions
  • FYI – For your information 
  • G2G – Got to go
  • GG – Good game
  • GLE – Good luck everyone 
  • GM – Good morning
  • GN – Good night 
  • GTSY – Good to see you
  • HAGD – Have a good day 
  • IMHO – In my honest opinion 
  • JK – Just kidding 
  • LOL – Laugh out loud 
  • LTNS – Long time, no see
  • NP – No problem 
  • OIC – Oh, I see
  • OMG – Oh my goodness
  • PPL – People
  • ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RTF – Read the FAQs
  • SAC – Sorry, all close
  • SRY – Sorry
  • TBH – To be honest 
  • TIA – Thanks in advance
  • TTFN - Ta ta for now
  • TX - Thanks
  • TY - Thank you
  • TYVM – Thank you very much
  • UL – Unlucky
  • WB – Welcome back
  • WB – Welcome back
  • WD – Well done
  • WTG – Way to go
  • WTH – What/who the heck 
  • XOXOXO – Hugs and kisses 
  • YW – You're welcome 

Lean on our friendly bingo chat hosts if you need guidance

If, after reading our bingo glossary, you still find yourself confused by some of the bingo slang flying around, then our friendly chat room hosts would be more than happy to give you a helping hand. You can easily spot the host when you join a room, as they’ll have 'HOST' after their username when they pop you a welcome message. 

Our professionally trained hosts are always available to answer any questions you may have and ensure things are running smoothly, so you can focus on playing the game and catching up with the latest gossip.

Discover our special chat room promotions 

As well as having a natter with all the bingo roomies, our hosts will also share exciting chances to win, with prizes and promotional offers available to drop during conversations! 

Regular promotions will take place at the same time, in the same bingo room, every day of the week – these are called 'Appointment to Plays'. Appointment to Plays can include a fabulous variety of games, such as quizzes and ball-based games, with plenty of opportunities to bag yourself a treat or two.

And, since they run at the same time, you don't need to worry about missing out on the fun. Appointment to Plays are free to play and are available to all our members. Just pop in and say 'hi' to get started! For full terms and conditions, check out our Chit Chattin’ rules

The bingo chat room etiquette every player should know 

We want all our bingo players to have fun while playing, whether they fancy chatting or not. While there aren't any set rules for our chat rooms, our hosts will monitor the conversation to maintain the welcoming community that our players love. 

It's completely up to you whether you get involved in the conversation or not. If you do, here are some tips designed to keep things fun:

  • Please be polite and friendly to your fellow 'roomies' and the chat hosts.
  • Don't swear – the level of offence a swear word can cause is entirely subjective, so try to keep your language PG-13 to ensure you don't upset your fellow players.
  • Remember the aim of a bingo chat room is to enjoy a friendly conversation while you play, not to provoke others
  • Welcome everyone into the fold – our rooms are open to all players and we want everyone to feel comfortable 
  • Don't give out your personal details – keeping you safe while you play is massively important to us, so we won't encourage you to share your personal details in the chat. 
  • The most important thing to remember is that your fellow players are also human – so please treat them how you would like to be treated! 

Here's how to find our friendly chat rooms and get started 

Whether you're celebrating each other's wins, chatting about the school run or sharing your plans for the bank holiday, our chat rooms are a great place to interact with other players and make friends. You'll be able to find the chat feature in every one of our bingo rooms, so you can have a natter while enjoying your favourite bingo games.

To get started, create a Jackpotjoy account, log in, and then choose one of our fabulous games to play. Once you've started the game, a text box will appear on-screen, which will be where the conversation is hosted. Simply type your message and click 'send' to jump into the conversation. You can see who replies to your message by checking out the Jackpotjoy username that appears next to the reply. 

Join the bingo community 

With our chat rooms, you can interact with an ever-growing community of bingo fans from the comfort of your own home or on the go! Pretty cool, right? Bingo rooms are open to all members, new or old, so everyone can share laugh and make new friends. To get involved in the fun, brush up on some of the bingo slang in our glossary and try kicking things off with a “GLE”! 

Want to learn more about the world of online bingo? Read about the history of the game bingo, how long the average game or bingo lasts and more on our Jackpotjoy blog