Bingo has been played at physical bingo halls around the UK for several decades. Indeed, the game has been around for a considerable amount of time, with its earliest documentation dating back to 1500s Italy. Nowadays, online bingo has taken over, and virtual bingo rooms are the go-to for players.
The underlying concept of the game, however, has remained unchanged through the years. Bingo gameplay is centred around ticking numbers off of a bingo card or ticket and receiving a prize for marking off a line or pattern on the card. It’s always been a social game popular for the part where players have to call out ‘bingo’ whenever they've ticked off any line or pattern of numbers.
There are multiple variants available when you play bingo online. Player favourites include 90-Ball, the 75-Ball, the 80-Ball etc. Each one has slight rule changes and different ways to win, but the fundamentals are always the same.
Bingo is a much-loved gambling game because of how simple it is to play. In fact, it's one of those games where you don't need any practice or prior experience to begin playing. Nonetheless, we've provided an online bingo guide to get you up to speed even quicker.
Online bingo is played on a virtual bingo card or ticket with a series of randomly placed numbers on a grid. In a land-based setting, the host will call out winning numbers while you cross them off your card. Online, however, the software RNG will generate the numbers. Rather than mark them off yourself, you can use the autoplay option and sit back while the software does all the work.
The numbers available in each game depend on the kind of ticket you’re playing. For instance, 90-Ball uses 1–90 numbers, and 75-Ball uses 1–75. It's pretty logical!
Grid sizes also differ among variants:
75-Ball – 5x5
90-Ball – 9x3
80-Ball – 4x4
30-Ball – 3x3
Every bingo game has one or more winning lines or patterns, and you have to tick off numbers in that order to get a pay-out. Here are the most common ones:
Vertical – Any straight line from top to bottom of the grid.
Horizontal – Any straight line from left to right across the grid.
Diagonal – A straight line that cuts across the centre of the grid from one corner to the opposing edge.
Cross – An X pattern that covers the entire length of the grid.
Four Corners – Crossing off numbers on the four corners of the grid.
Frame – Crossing off all numbers on the edges of the grid, like a picture frame.
Full-House/Blackout – Crossing off all numbers on the grid
Pattern – Marking off numbers to form shapes (tree, house, ball, etc.) or letters.
Our bingo rooms are accessible to all players. To top it off, there are several mini-games with the chances to win cash prizes during bingo breaks.
These tips will help maximize the experience when you play at Bingo Online: