Americans are certainly familiar with the great game of Bingo. You played it as kids. But that game is quickly making room in the world of Bingo for many different varieties of the game. One such variety that is actually the most popular form of bingo in Great Britain, Australia, and Europe, is called 90-ball bingo.
90-ball bingo is also quickly becoming very popular in North America. Some people who closely follow the trends in the world of Bingo predict that, even in North America, 90-ball bingo will overtake traditional 75-ball Bingo in popularity the near future.
How to Play
As is obvious from its name, 90-ball bingo is played with 90 balls or numbers. The card used in 90-ball bingo is quite different than the standard 75-ball Bingo card. The 90-ball bingo card has three horizontal rows and nine vertical columns. The game is based on the rows. There are only 5 numbers in each row giving a total of 15 numbers on a card. So there are many open spaces on a 90-ball bingo card.
The numbers are called out without the letters B-I-N-G-O. A 90-ball bingo game is played in three stages. In the first stage players try to cover the five numbers in any row. The second stage has players trying to cover the numbers in any two rows. But here is one of the attractions of 90-ball bingo. After the first stage is played and someone, has won, players keep their cards intact for stages two and three.
So if you covered a few numbers but didn’t win stage one, you may be well-positioned to win stage two or even stage three. In stage three, everyone goes for a “full house”. This means they try to cover all 15 numbers on their card. It is true that stage one may be a bit slower than many players like, because of the larger number of balls, but the overall game is faster than 75-ball Bingo.
Almost always, different players win the different stages in 90-ball bingo. When it does happen that one player wins all three stages, we say that the lucky player has “scored a hat trick”.
Many online sites offer 90-ball bingo. Even some players who love the patterns and mounting tension of 75-ball Bingo, enjoy the somewhat faster pace of 90-ball bingo. Some sites have even begun to introduce patterns in 90-ball bingo. But it is still usually played in the original form.
As you might expect, online Bingo sites offer first time bonuses. Games can be played for as little as 25 cents. We can now add 90-ball bingo to the list of things Britain has given the world!
How to get started
Playing bingo could not be easier – all you need to do is buy your tickets and wait for the numbers to be called out. If you are lucky then you might find yourself winning a considerable amount of money.
In the UK, the biggest jackpot winner won more than a million pound jackpot, so there is every chance of you getting a life changing amount of money when you sit down and play.
When you decide that you want to play a game, then you should select your tickets. Confirm that you want to buy them, and then they are yours. You can then decide when you want to start the number board to start calling the numbers out.
The numbers are marked off your card automatically – in 90 ball bingo you have 3 rows of numbers, with 9 columns. There are 15 numbers printed on the tickets, and you win if you get specific combinations – namely a line, 2 lines, or a full house which is all of your numbers being called out.
You can buy tickets in groups of 6 – this gives you a chance to get a number each time a number is called – when you are playing online you get the chance of playing with as many tickets as you like.
The numbers are called out via a call board, so there is no mistaking whether your number is out or not – if you are lucky enough to win, calling bingo is up to you – but if you win, it is worth a shout. You should also look out for any bonus games or side games that are on offer – some of them are really worth entering!
The 90 Ball Bingo Game has its origin in the United Kingdom and Australia
The 90 Ball Bingo Game is very similar to the 75 Ball Bingo Game. Here the player needs to purchase the bingo cards/ tickets and then fills in the numbers, as per the numbers announced by the caller. If the player fills all the numbers in the winning pattern that the game requires, he wins the game.
Although there is the same basic foundation in both the 90 Ball Bingo and the 75 Ball Bingo, yet there are some major differences between these games. For instance, in the 90 Ball Bingo Game the cards or the tickets have 3 rows and 9 columns.
There are digits ranging from 1 to 90 in five squares of each row, while the rest of the squares are left blank.
The basic difference is in the card arrangements. A 75 ball bingo uses a single card, whereas a 90 Ball Bingo uses a strip that contains 6 tickets.
game usually has three patterns, and the winning patterns are always the same. As each game has 3 patterns, there are prizes associated with each pattern in the game.
The patterns are as follows:
- Single line across: the first player, who crosses off any of the horizontal lines on the card, wins the game.
- Two lines across: the first player, who can cross off the full two lines amongst any of the horizontal lines on the card, wins the game.
- A Full House: The first player to cross off all the three horizontal lines on the card, in other words all the squares are crossed off, wins the game.
The 90 Ball Bingo Game is usually played always with a strip of 6 tickets. The all 90 digits are distributed in a Dab-all format throughout in each of the strip (containing 6 tickets).
At each bingo call a number is crossed off from the strip (any of the 6 tickets), which means that every possible number from 1 to 90 is covered if a strip is played is played in a 90 Ball Bingo Game.
Purchasing of the card:
The player can purchase a card, simply by selecting the kind of card he wants to purchase. He just needs to click on the card, using his mouse. Then all he needs to do is to click on the icon, which says ‘Buy Tickets’.
The screen will show ‘Ticket Bought” and the card will change its colour. Now the player is ready to play.
To show the player how far he is from winning the Bingo game, the 90 Ball Bingo Game makes use of different colours and corresponding digits. The colour changes will indicate how far the player is from winning the game.
This game is offered through various sites in their own styles and also with several different variations in the form of playing. The sites have different layouts and design also. The colours are vibrant to make the player feel good while playing.
The 90 Ball Bingo Game is a fun experience that will make you smile and gives you the opportunity to win some good money.