There are three basic types of bingo games that you can play in the UK. The 75 ball bingo and the 80 ball bingo are played in the UK. The 90 ball bingo and the 80 ball bingo are played in the US. A game can be played in either or all of these formats.
There are more individual bingo cards than there are sheets of paper in a bingo hall. Each card has 25 spaces grouped in five columns by five rows, with five additional empty spaces in the middle of each column.
A trained visitor from the bingo caller calls out the random numbers as they are drawn by the bingo machine. You then mark them on your tickets. We use a bingo grid, which has the numbers across, and a special ticket layout on the reverse side which has the word ‘bingo’ above each space.
Most people who play bingo will buy 5 tickets. However some people will buy 10 or even 50 tickets. A typical bingo game may have ten tickets. However, 90 ball games have 80 ball numbers on a single ticket, and also ’70 ball’ games may have 70 ball numbers on each separate ‘ticket’.
The most important thing to remember when buying cards is that you should get a good number of cards per game. This keeps things interesting and you have a greater chance of winning when you play more tickets.
The 80 ball bingo games are a big favourite in the UK. The cards are normally easier to print than the other versions of bingo and there is a variety of forms of bingo to choose from including home games, slots, and even instant win games.
The 75 ball bingo cards have 5 rows and 5 columns on a 75 ball bingo layout. Each ‘row’ contains five squares (5 in each column). The ‘columns’ have numbers ranging from 1 to 75.
’80 ball bingo cards’ have the same layout as the 75 ball bingo cards, but each card has 6 squares (6 in each column). This makes for more possibilities of winning and bigger prizes.
The reality is that 90 ball bingo is now the main worldwide game. Online bingo makes up the majority of bingo sites on the internet and the more people that play the more people that are going to see some cash prizes.
It’s a fair bet that if you play online bingo, you are much better placed to win than you are playing bingo in an arcade. The social aspect of the game is also very important. Live chat and forums mean that you can talk to someone directly if you have any questions before you buy tickets or whilst you are playing. The bingo websites keep you informed of prizes and hit counts so you can decide if you want to play or not before you play.
Another form of social interaction is made possible through bingo chat rooms. These allow you to talk to people whilst you play bingo using the chat room software. The rooms have a common chat room theme, so you can talk to people whilst playing. You can have fun by making new friends or by getting stuck into a game of bingo. Bingo chat rooms are also a place where people go to talk to other people who share the same love for bingo.
Since bingo is a game of pure luck, by venturing online you are bound to have more luck. Also, unlike the traditional way of playing bingo, online bingo is a lot more player-friendly. New players can learn the rules of the game from other bingo players who are keen to share their knowledge. This way they too can have a word or two about the basics. Experienced players can tip each other when they win a big game. Furthermore, bingo chat rooms are moderated by bingo players who are always happy to help out new players.