75-ball bingo is a variant of bingo that was originally enjoyed by players in the United States and Canada. Over time, and thanks to the spread of bingo through online gaming, 75-ball bingo has also picked up in popularity among players in the United Kingdom and Europe.
The popularity of 75-ball bingo picked up once the game was introduced through online gaming sites, and today it vies for the attention of games such as 90 ball bingo, where players play for three prizes per game. 75-ball bingo is extremely easy to play, with uncomplicated rules and enjoyable patterns, which keep changing, thus providing players with excitement all the time. Another attraction of playing 75-ball bingo online is the pre-purchase option provided by online bingo rooms, where players are able to purchase their tickets before a game begins, and enjoy automatic daubing. This means that players don’t even need to be present at the online bingo site in order the win, and they can simply check back after the game to see the state of their account!
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The 75-ball bingo card is made up of 25 squares, which are arranged on a 5 x 5 grid. These squares are arranged in five columns and five rows, and the letters B-I-N-G-O head the top of each of the five columns. The center space is a free one and is the only free square on the grid.
- The column that is headed by B contains numbers one through to fifteen
- The column that is headed by I contains numbers sixteen through to thirty
- The column that is headed by N contains numbers thirty one through to forty five
- The column that is headed by G contains numbers forty six through to sixty
- The column that is headed by O contains numbers sixty one through to seventy five
How to Play 75-Ball Bingo
The first thing to do is check out the required pattern to complete the 75-ball bingo card, and this will obviously differ from bingo room to room.
Generally accepted patterns include:
- Horizontal lines, vertical lines or diagonal lines.
- Four corners, where the four corners of the bingo grid need to be covered for the player to win.
- Coverall (also known as full card or blackout), where all the cards need to be covered. This variant usually carries a jackpot, which players can win if they cover their cards before a specific amount of numbers are called.
The bingo caller will call the numbers as they come up, and players need to daub them as they correspond on their grid. If, for example, the number called is B-13, the player will find the number in the column headed by the letter B, and so forth. The numbers are called in a completely random fashion, and the winner is that one who manages to complete the pre-determined pattern on the card first.
Because the 75-ball bingo grid is so straightforward, it is easy to develop hundreds of interesting patterns on it, and it is not unusual to find bingo rooms offering different patterns to suit the room, the mood or the season. For example, over Christmas, some of the accepted patterns to complete would be the shape of a Christmas tree or a candy stick!
There is no doubt that 75-ball bingo, with its simple rules and great range, remains one of the top games for players at bingo rooms – both online and off.
Posted by CCJ Team