Feeling lucky? Then you should probably play Bingo. Bingo is a game of chance that originated as a European lottery game, as early as the 18th century. The game became more and more popular as it was introduced at various carnivals and fairs across the world. Now with the widespread use of the Internet, Bingo is now played by millions of people online. One of the reasons why the game is still popular after its inception a few centuries ago is because it’s fairly easy to play.
Online bingo now has four variations, which especially depends on the place you are playing from. The North American bingo usually constitutes the 75-ball version on a 5×5 card. The card has ‘free’ marked in its centre square’. The letters B-I-N-G-O are usually written on top of the 75 ball bingo card. Each of the letters corresponds with each of the five columns, which are found on the bingo card. The target of the player is to get the desired pattern by marking off the numbers.
Online bingo gaming rules vary in the United Kingdom, some other parts of Europe and South America, and in Australia. In these places, it is a 90-ball game, marked on a card with nine columns and three horizontal lines. Each of the cards has 15 numbers, which means each row in a card has five numbers. The first column of each card has the first nine numbers, followed by the next seven columns, which have10 numbers in each. The last column contains numbers from 80 to 90.
90-ball online bingo can be played in three stages. They are one line, two lines and full house. In the first stage, players need to mark a horizontal line completely across a card, that is, five numbers marked. As for a ‘two lines’ game, players need to follow the rules for the first stage, but for two lines. This means a total of 10 numbers marked. Finally, for a ‘full house’ online bingo game, all the numbers, which is a total of 15, should be marked off from one card. The prize split also differs for each stage of online bingo game. If more than one winner is declared, then the prize is shared equally among the winners. The largest prize in any one stage is always the full house.
For those who are impatient to win a game, there is a quick version of online bingo too. It is played with 30 balls, each numbered from 1 to 30. It has a 3 by 3 card, and to be declared winner, the player has to be the first to ‘fill’ up his or her card. This happens when all the nine numbers on the player’s card match with those which are called out.
Another main online bingo game is 80-ball bingo. Here, the cards are 4×4, which means there are 16 numbers. A player can win by completing an entire line on his or her card. Or a winner is declared when he or she completes more than one line or gets a full house.
So what are you waiting for? Try your luck!