Real Money Online Bingo Explained
Here are just a few of the exciting variants you’ll find at the UK’s best real money bingo sites:
Taking centre stage in the UK, 90-ball bingo games play out on a 3×9 table of numbers and blank spaces. Numbers are crossed off automatically in online games, and the end goal is to match every number called to those on your card (a full house). In 90-ball bingo, players can win prizes for matching one and two full lines as well as the full house. Some games also offer the chance to win a cash prize if you only have one (1TG) or two (2TG) numbers left unchecked.
80-ball bingo games are set out on a 4×4 numbered grid with no blank spaces. Bingo sites allocate a distinct colour to each column of numbers to make it easier to follow. 80-ball bingo games can have different winning patterns to 90-ball bingo, the rules differ depending on the game you choose. There are often prizes up for grabs for hitting diagonal, vertical, and horizontal lines, four corners, and a full house.
75-ball bingo is the go-to bingo game in the US. It plays out on a 5×5 grid with 24 numbers and an empty central square. The winning patterns in 75-ball bingo games are even more plentiful than 80-ball versions. Players may bag a prize for daubing a line in any direction, or for marking off a specific pattern – such as a diamond shape.
30-Ball Speed Bingo
30-ball speed bingo is a newer, faster variant that’s played on a ticket with just nine numbered squares. This reduced selection of numbers means that, on many sites, the only available payout is for a full house. You’d be hard-pressed to find this game in a brick-and-mortar bingo hall, but your favourite online sites may well offer it.
Rarely found in land-based bingo halls, Blackout Bingo is growing in popularity online. Also known as coverall bingo, this game can play out on any style of bingo ticket. Some variants of Blackout Bingo reward lines and patterns, although the biggest prizes await players who cover all their numbers. If the full house also offers a jackpot, players will usually need to match all their numbers within a certain number of calls.