Different bingo types
Bingo is just bingo. That’s all there is to it. Isn’t that the case? People buy numbers (either on a piece of card or virtually) and then balls are drawn and those balls have numbers on them. The players mark off the numbers if they have them and the first one to complete the set wins the prize. That’s it.
In fact, this is all false. Bingo is not ‘just’ bingo. You will find numerous different variants of the game which are played around the world, and it is essential to find out which one you are playing to make sure the rules are understood giving you the very best chance of winning. We are going to discuss the four main types of Barbados Bingo so that you are able to notice differences and maybe even pick a favourite.
Thirty Ball Bingo – Speed Bingo
Thirty ball bingo is the variety of bingo which uses the smallest amount of balls. It is not too common, and it is much more likely you’ll find it online rather than in a bingo hall. The secret to this game will be the speed, and that is the reason it’s additionally known as ‘speed bingo’. There’s little else that is as quick as this, therefore if you would like bingo with some additional adrenaline injected, this is absolutely the game for you. The speed will come from the small number of balls, and the fact that each card only has nine squares.
Plus, the only prize in speed bingo goes to the person who completes their entire card (unlike other types of bingo in which you can win a smaller prize with one line completed and so on).
Seventy-Five Ball Bingo
Seventy-five ball bingo is the game played most in the US, and a few other places too. As the title suggests, there are seventy-five balls in play, and there are a number of prizes available for the first person to complete one row, the first person to complete a specific pattern (which changes in every game), and of course, the first person to have their entire bingo card filled – house, in other words.
In order to play seventy-five ball bingo, you are going to need a 5×5 grid card. Twenty-four of these squares have a number in them, however the central square is still left blank.
Eighty Ball Bingo
Eighty ball bingo did not really start to be played until internet bingo games were developed, so it’s online that this is played. To be able to win at eighty ball bingo, the player should mark off all of the figures which will be revealed in a particular pattern on their card. You will have a 4×4 card and each square is full.
Ninety Ball Bingo
Ninety ball bingo is the game with the greatest amount of balls, and also it is also the one that is played most frequently throughout the world, and in particular is the one that you may know best since it is the UK’s favourite. In this particular game, the numbers are displayed randomly on nine columns and there are five numbers in every one of the three rows. So there are fifteen numbers in total on every card.
To win, you have to have either complete a horizontal row, two complete horizontal rows, or the entire card. These prizes are provided in order, so the one row would be won before the two rows could be, etc.