There are two different type of online bingo played, with different style bingo cards and a different number of bingo balls. In both types of bingo the numbers called come from bingo balls. Bingo balls are numbered and called at random. Each of the bingo balls has a different number, which corresponds to the numbers on bingo cards.
75 ball bingo, also known as the North American style of bingo, is played on a 5x5 bingo card with the centre square usually marked 'free'. In this version of online bingo there are 75 bingo balls. Bingo is claimed when the bingo game pattern matches the pattern made by the marked off numbers on the player’s bingo cards. This is the aim of the game whether you are playing with free bingo cards or purchased bingo cards.
90 ball bingo, originally played in the UK , is played on a 9x3 bingo card. In this version of online bingo there are 90 bingo balls. The 90 ball bingo game is regarded as the standard game at UK bingo sites. In 90 ball bingo, a bingo card has three horizontal lines and nine columns. Each line contains five numbers, meaning all bingo cards have 15 numbers. The first column on the bingo cards contains numbers from 1 -10, the second column on the bingo cards contains numbers from 11-20, all the way through to the final column on the bingo cards which contains numbers from 81-90.
A game of 90 ball bingo will normally be played in three stages; one line, two lines and Full House. In a 'one line' game players need to mark a complete horizontal line across on any one of their bingo cards. The aim of a 'two lines' game is for the player to complete any two lines horizontally across any one of their bingo cards. Finally in a ‘Full House’ game, all the numbers on any of their bingo cards need to be marked off from the numbers on the bingo balls. Again, this is the aim of the game whether you are playing with free bingo cards or bought bingo cards.
You will be able to find all 90 ball uk bingo games within the 90 ball bingo section of the Which Bingo.com directory.
Playing bingo is one of the easiest games to play and when playing bingo online you can benefit from many optional features which make the game much easier, such as Auto-Daub, ‘Best Bingo card Sort’ and ‘Best Bingo card Highlighting’.
Auto-daub automatically marks off the numbers on your bingo cards as the bingo balls are called, so you don’t have to. You can be left free to enjoy other such activities as bingo chat games.
‘Best Bingo card Sorting’ orders your bingo cards with those closest to bingo near the top of your screen, while Best Bingo card Highlighting simply highlights your best bingo cards. Both these function make locating your bingo cards which are closest to bingo much easier.
Costs of bingo cards can vary and on occasions free bingo cards are available. Free bingo cards are occasionally offered on sign up. The offer of free bingo cards when players register is a common incentive. Free bingo cards are also often available at the point of purchase. For example, when a player purchases their bingo cards they may get a number of free bingo cards.