Bingo is popular all over the world, but there are two main variants that are played. These are 75 ball and 90 ball bingo.
75 ball bingo is most popular in America, while 90 ball bingo is the main form of bingo in the rest of the world.
If you are unfamiliar with 90 ball Bingo, we will explain the basic rules below. The basic game play still entails numbers being called with the aim of players marking off the numbers on their bingo cards.
The main differences between the two games are how the cards are laid out and how winning combinations are formed.
In 90 ball bingo, the tickets are laid out in a unique way. The tickets feature three rows of numbers with each row consisting of 9 columns.
This means the rows are numbered 1 to 9, 10 to 18 and 19 to 27. On each row you will find 5 numbers to mark off with 4 blank spaces. Your tickets are usually offered for purchase in packs of 6 but this can vary from site to site.
The idea behind the 6 pack of tickets is so that each pack contains the 90 possible numbers.
How To Win
90 Ball bingo has more fixed rules than 75 ball bingo. Each game only features 3 possible winners and the only way to make a winning combination is to fill one of your 3 rows.
This means the game has more in common with a lotto game.
Generally the games that feature more players usually also feature the biggest prizes. Wins are awarded in order of each row filled with 5 matching numbers and matching all 15 numbers is known as a full house.
The Bingo Caller
Many sites feature live bingo games with a live bingo caller but generally online bingo does not feature a person rolling a hopper and drawing numbered balls.
Instead online bingo makes use of Random Number Generator software to create the bingo numbers.
Making The Game Easier Online
Online 90 ball bingo is a much simpler experience than a land based bingo game.
You can select auto dabbing to easily mark multiple tickets, and the game is much faster than at a live bingo hall.
You also won’t miss any of the numbers called as you can see a record of numbers called and you can also see the numbers displayed prominently.