How to Play Online Bingo
Bingo is a simple, but exciting number elimination game that has been entertaining people for years. Although it is not considered to be a skill based game, it will be more enjoyable if you have a basic understanding of how to play along. Here’s our quick bingo guide.
Basically the game of Bingo is a number elimination game.
Players will have tickets and each ticket will have a range of numbers printed on and the aim of the game is to cross out all the numbers on your ticket. With online bingo, a pre-recorded list of Bingo numbers are called and your ticket is usually marked automatically by the computer.
Purchasing Your Tickets
Because your tickets are marked automatically by the computer, you are able to play several tickets at anyone time. When purchasing your ticket, you will be advised how much each ticket costs and the maximum number of tickets available for purchase per game. Obviously - the more tickets you have, the better your chances.
There are many types of bingo, but the main three types are 90 ball, 75 ball and 80 ball bingo.
90 Ball Bingo This is the most common type of Bingo. Each 90 ball bingo ticket consists of 3 rows of 5 numbers. There are usually three rounds for each game; Round One: One Line – First player to mark off one horizontal line, Round Two: Two Lines - First player to mark off two horizontal lines and Round Three: Full House –First player to cross out all the numbers on a bingo ticket.
75 Ball Bingo. This originated from the USA, but is now incredibly popular and very straightforward to play. It is usually played on a 5x5 card with the centre square usually marked 'free'. The objective is to mark off the numbers to achieve a specific pattern (these range from letters of the alphabet, numbers to more complex patterns)and the person who completes the pattern on their bingo ticket first is the bingo winner.
80 Ball Bingo is also widely played. The 80 ball ticket consist of 4 lines of 4 numbers. Games vary between different online Bingo sites and prizes can be awarded for completing an entire line (the "line" can be horizontal, diagonal, or vertical), getting "four corners" or completing a full house depending on the Bingo Room you are in.
To play a game of Bingo online, you will have to Register with a Bingo site. There are hundreds of different sites where you can play Bingo online, to find out about the latest promotions and offers available have a look at our Editors Choice.