Bingo has recently been seeing a lot of growth due to the online marketplace and there are now thousands of new players joining online bingo portals everyday. As one of the simplest games to learn how to play, Bingo is an easy game to understand, especially after reading through the complete rules of bingo.
When you play bingo whether it’s online or live the goal of the game is to complete the pattern on your bingo card. There are different game patterns which can be used when you play bingo and often the online bingo portals will vary between the different patterns.
Some of the common bingo card patterns which you can expect to see in online bingo portals consist of straight lines, diagonal lines and full cards.
Every bingo game will either have an announcer or just a broadcast screen which displays all of the numbers which have been called. When you play online bingo you’ll usually have the option between marking your own numbers on your bingo card or having them automatically marked off when the number is called.
Most people tend to leave the setting so that they can mark there own numbers as that’s the most fun part of playing, except of course winning. If you do end up marking your own numbers for your bingo card you need to make sure you’re focused on the game and don’t have any distractions.
You don’t want to miss any numbers because you weren’t paying attention while playing so always keep an eye and ear open so you don’t miss any numbers.
As numbers are being called and players are marking there cards off you’ll find that the excitement level in the room will start skyrocketing. Each round of bingo will continue to play until one or more players yell out bingo.
Of course you need to make sure that you have a bingo before doing so because it will be verified. Once a player does call out bingo and it’s verified that game of bingo is now complete and players will begin a new round with new cards.
Bingo as you can see is one of the easier games to learn how to play and if you’re playing Bingo online then it’s pretty self-explanatory. Online bingo portals will allow you to automate the playing process so all you need to do is sit back, talk with other players and hopefully win some money.
Online bingo portals have been expanding the past six months and most of them are now offering bingo games every hour. You will be able to find a lot more action online then you’d ever be able to find playing in your local bingo hall, plus it’s a lot more convenient.
How to play 90 ball bingo
90 Ball Bingo is the traditional bingo game which is traditionally thought of as the UK bingo game, as opposed to 75 Ball Bingo which is the most popular game in America and Canada. It is also the most popular version of bingo played in Australia and New Zealand.
In a 90 Ball bingo game, the card has 9 columns and 3 rows, forming a grid of 27 squares. There are 15 numbers to mark off, 5 in each row – numbers 1-9 are in the first column, numbers 10-19 in the second column, numbers 20-29 in the third column and so on. Usually cards are sold in a strip of 6 and each number will only be found on one card – so once you have marked off a number you don’t need to look for it on any other cards.
As the name says there are 90 bingo balls that can be called, and the object of the game is to be the first to get all of your 15 numbers marked off, when you can call a Full House. In most 90 ball bingo games, there is also a prize for the first line called, and sometimes also for the first two lines called. The lowest prize is for the first line, and the highest is of course for the Full House.
Sometimes the game is linked to those being played in other bingo clubs, which means that the jackpot is far higher than usual. In this case you would win a prize if you were the first to call Full House in your club, but if you were the first player out of all the clubs to call Full House you would receive a far larger jackpot.
Sometimes there are certain rules which you need to meet in order to claim the jackpot, usually a limit on how many numbers are called before you complete your card. For example, if the limit is 38 balls and it takes you 40 to mark off all of your numbers you would receive a smaller prize as you have not fulfilled the requirements.