How To Play 75 Ball, 80 Ball And 90 Ball Bingo

How To Play 75 Ball, 80 Ball And 90 Ball Bingo

Playing Bingo is great fun and it can be very rewarding too. There are 3 different types of bingo that are commonly found online, and we’ve outlined them for you here:

75 Ball Bingo – A Matter Of Tradition

images75 Ball Bingo remains the most popular form of Bingo, most probably due to the close resemblance to the original, traditional game.  A typical 75 Ball Bingo ticket consists of a grid of numbers – in 5×5 format.  A range of random numbers between 1 and 75 are spread across the card as follows:

B – a random selection of numbers ranging from 1 to 15

I – a random selection of numbers ranging from 16 to 30

N – numbers range from 31 to 45 (the exception here being that the square of this row is left blank)

G – This column contains numbers ranging between 46 and 60

O – The last column contains a selection of numbers in the final range: 61 to 75

During a 75 Ball Bingo game, each number will only be called out once (or identified once, when playing online).  Players must then check to see whether the called or identified number appears on their card, and mark it off accordingly.

In order to win a game of 75 Ball Bingo, players must have marked all of the numbers making up a  pre-designated pattern.  Patterns are identified before the commencement of the game, so that players know what to look for in order to identify a winning Bingo ticket.

90 Ball Bingo – A Favourite Among The English

90 Ball Bingo – also lovingly referred to as “Housie” – is a variation of land based and online Bingo that is tremendously popular in the United Kingdom.  Differing slightly from traditional 75 Ball Bingo, 90 Ball Bingo is played on a card consisting of a grid that has 3 horizontal rows running across the length of the card, and 9 columns.

There are only three patterns in 90 Ball Bingo.  Moreover, three players are the total number of winners in a game of 90 Ball Bingo.  The first prize is awarded to the player marking off all of the numbers appearing on any single line on the card.  Second prize goes to the player marking all of the numbers on any two lines.  Last, but not least, is the prize awarded for obtaining a “Full House” score.  This feat attracts the biggest prize in 90 Ball Bingo.  In order to be crowned King of the Full House, a player must have ticked off all of the numbers on any one card.  

80 Ball Bingo

80 Ball Bingo is probably the easiest of the three to learn to play.  The 80 Ball Bingo ticket consists of a 4×4 grid, and each column is marked in a different colour – red, blue, yellow and silver.  This makes 80 Ball Bingo especially user-friendly for newbies.

A range of winning patterns are employed in 80 Ball Bingo, ranging from a single line (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) to a full house score (all of the numbers on a single ticket have been called and ticked off).  80 Ball Bingo is a great option for those preferring a more relaxed game.