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Here at Bucky Bingo we, unsurprisingly, love bingo. However, did you know that there are different types of bingo that you can play both in bingo halls as well as our great range of online bingo rooms?
If not, then you have certainly come to the right place as we will talk you through what’s what so eyes down make sure you have your dauber at the ready.
The first variant of bingo that can be played at Bucky is known as 75 ball bingo or bingo 75. As the name suggests, this type of bingo is played using 75 balls and is most popular in the United States, where it is played up and down the country.
When playing 75 ball bingo, you will notice that the numbers are laid out on a 5x5 grid with the central square not numbered. At the top of each column, the letters B-I-N-G-O are usually laid out, with column B hosting numbers between 1 and 15. This pattern then proceeds so that you are left with column O containing numbers 61 to 75.
There are two ways that you can win in bingo 75, full house (more on that later) or by claiming a pattern. The pattern method of winning requires players to mark off a number so that a pattern is satisfied, making their card look like a picture of something. This can be as simple as marking off numbers so that a letter T or L are formed all the way up to constructing a turtle or an umbrella. Players will know what pattern they have to match in order to win before the game begins.
Winning by full house in 75 ball bingo is a much more straightforward and quite simply, you win when all of the numbers have been marked off. This is the main way of winning when you play 90 ball bingo, however, that’s pretty much where the similarities end between the two games.
Firstly, 90 ball bingo (or bingo 90) is much more popular in Europe and Australia. Chances are that if you have ever been in a bingo hall in the UK, you will have tried your hand at a game of bingo 90.
Again, the aim of the game is in the name and this variant of bingo is played out with 90 balls and is laid out on slightly different cards. Generally, a card for this version is made up of 27 squares containing 15 numbers. However, bingo 90 usually sees players buy a strip of five cards as this ensures that every number between 1 and 90 will be located on one of their cards and as such, they will mark off a number each time one is drawn.
In 90 ball bingo, you can win by marking off a line on a card, or by marking off two lines. The main prize is once again for landing yourself a full house, although there can often be a hidden bonus when playing this game. Oftentimes, there will be a jackpot on offer if you are able to mark off a card within a certain time limit. For example, if you have a full house in under 40 balls, you could win a cash prize if the room you are playing in allows it.
If you like the sound of either of those then come and check out our range of bingo halls. If you are like our transatlantic friends and fancy a dabble at 75 ball bingo, then our Party Room is the one for you, where you can play and chat with like-minded bingo lovers!
However, if you prefer 90 balls to 75 then we have plenty of options for you to enjoy. There are themed rooms like Deal Or No Deal Bingo to our classic Big Money and Deal Or No Deal Bingo offerings. Finally, if you have qualified, you will be able to try your luck in BB’s Free bingo room where you could win plenty of great prizes.
If all of this has got you in the mood for a spot of bingo, then come and say hello to the team at Bucky today. We have a generous sign up offer that could see you get £20 in games and bingo bonuses as well as spins on Rainbow Riches!