Online bingo is one of the most popular online games today, played by people from all walks of life and from around the world. It should not come as a surprise, therefore, to learn that there are many variations of the game to cater for different peoples tastes.
While there are a large number of different types of online bingo games, the three major online bingo types that are popular are 75-ball bingo, 80-ball bingo, and 90-ball bingo. While the basic game remains the same, there are minor variations in each that make them unique and exciting all at once. Let us briefly discuss these three main types of online bingo now. We will start with 75-ball bingo.
When you play 75-ball bingo, you get a grid of 25 boxes that has 24 numbers and one free space located centrally. This game is so named because it is played with 75 balls. Each ball is numbered and placed in columns that correspond to the five letters: B-I-N-G-O. The numbers from 1 to 15 correspond to the first column, i.e. the B-column. The next set of numbers, from 16 to 30, corresponds to the second column, which is the I-column.
The third set of numbers, from 31-45, corresponds to the third column or the N-column. The numbers 46 to 60 correspond to the fourth column or the G-column, and the numbers 61 to 75 correspond to the last column, the O-column. Players need to complete patterns on the card by matching the numbers that appear (or are called out) on screen with the numbers that appear on their grid.
75-ball bingo comes with much more variety compared to the other types of the game. It is very popular in the USA and across all of North America.
While 75-ball bingo is popular in the USA and North America, 90-ball bingo is popular in the UK. 90-ball bingo is the game for millions of players across UK and also Australia. You can play 90-ball bingo at a number of online bingo sites in the UK. These include BetFred Bingo, BuckyBingo, Boyle Bingo, and Ladbrokes Bingo. The game of 90-ball bingo has some similarities to the 75-ball version and some differences as well. Unlike 75-ball bingo, this game has a grid of three rows and nine columns, with five numbers per line. That makes 75 numbers in all; the rest of the boxes in the grid remain blank.
When playing 90-ball bingo, you need to complete one, two, or three lines on the card; you do not play for patterns in this version of bingo. If the online bingo site has a progressive jackpot linked to it, you have the chance of pulling off a massive win as well.
80-ball bingo is the latest form of online bingo to hit the online gambling industry. It stands half-way between 75-ball and 90-ball bingo, and is a good bet if you are not too keen to play either of these bingo types. The cards used in this version of bingo are called shutter boards and each card has a grid of four rows and four columns. The 80-ball bingo board has five rows and 16 columns in all; hence the name. You can play 80-ball bingo for patterns – horizontally across the grid, vertically, or diagonally across it as well.