# Bingo games

A goal of a bingo game is for the player covers all of the fields on a certain template of a bingo card, appearance of which depends on the type of a game.Type of a game is determined by the number of bingo balls contained in the drum that are drawn during the game.

Number of prizes in each game also depends on type of game, that is to say the number of templates in the game and varies from one to five prizes. The emount of each prize separately and alltogether prizes depends on the emount credited for ticket purchase and increases with every new ticket bought. In practice a game with many players will have a higher prize fund. The least value of the prize is the one with simple templates and fewer fields. The closer the end of the game is the higher is the value of the prize.The prize is higher when a player marks all of the fields on a ticket bought. If more than one players win the prize it is then equally shared.

In Many bingo games there is very often a progressive jackpot which can get a quite of a monetary rewad to a player. Jackpot is usually won if one of the players wins the Full House, that is to say marks all of the fields on a ticket before a certain call.

Maximum number of calls is determined for every jackpot. The higher the jackpot is the number of maximum calls is fewer. If the jackpot is not won in a game, the emount is increased and transferred to another game . Maximum number of tickets which can be bought by each player is determined for each game separately and is usually mentioned in the anouncement of the game just as it is when buying a ticket.

Every bingo site has its own rules and therefore on some of them a player has to mark the number himself/herself while on some it is done by the software. There are also sites that leave a choice between the two to a player. In most cases numbers are marked automatically and the most succesful of them are announced at the same time by the software.

## 90 ball bingo

90 balls bingo is the most popular and widespread type of bingo.In this game there are 90 balls in the drum and just the same emount of numbers on every ticket which has three horisontal lines and nine columns. Each line contains five numbers and four free spaces. First column contains numbers from one – nine , second column contains the numbers from ten – nineteen etc. There are three winning teplates in this game and accordingly there can be three winners for each game. First player that marks all the numbers in one line (1 Line) wins the first prize. Second prize is for a first player that marks all of the numbers in two lines ( 2 lines). The last and the highest prize is Full house, when a player marks all of the fifteen numbers on a ticket. It is very important to emphasize that one player can win several prizes during one game.

## 75 ball bingo

75 ball bingo game originates from northern America and it is most popular in America and Canada. The 75 ball bingo card has five columns and lines. The center part is shaded. First column (B column) contains numbers from one –fifteen and after that there are columns I, N, G and O and each of them contains 15 numbers so that there are alltogether 75 numbers in a game.

There are two tipes of 75 ball bingo game:

### 75 ball bingo with a template – The American Bingo

In this game the center field is marked as free which is automatically covered by every player. Every other free space on a card is randomly filled with numbers, according to B-I-N-G-O template.

Every bingo game comes with a different random template which has to be filled by the player. The appearance of the template is different for every separate game, and some of them you can see in the picture bellow.There is only one prize in this game which is won by the player which fills all of the fields on a template.

### 75 ball bingo with no template

In this game all of the fields on a card are filled in with numbers and there are five prizes, which are won by filling separate lines on a card. In most cases there are only horizontal lines though in some rooms the first line can be filled in vertically or diagonally. First prize is won by the first player that fills a line and after that there are prizes for the second, third and fourth line and the entire card. There is also a possibility of winning a progressive jackpot in some rooms in this game.

## 80 ball bingo

One of the last bingo innovations is a 80 ball bingo game. It is similar to the 75 ball game, only with few minor alterations. Every bingo card has a 4x4 grid and every column is in another colour, red, yellow, blue and silver. There are alltogether 16 numbers to be covered on every card. The first column contains numbers from 1 -20 , the other from 21-0, the third From 41 – 59 and fourth from 60 – 80 and it indeed is not hard to find location of a certain number.There are numerous templates on 80 balls bingo.The simplest are the ones with four horizontal lines but like in the 75 ball bingo they can be in various forms. There is also a progressive jackpot.

## 30 ball bingo

The 30 ball bingo game is the last one of the innovations in the world of bingo and it is actually a quick alernative of the bingo game.The card is in a 3x3 grid and there are maximum 30 numbers.The columns are not specially marked but it is easy to locate a number within only nine squares. Considering there are only 30 numbers there are more games played within an hour then in other bingo games and hence the name ˝Speed Bingo˝. Advantage of this game is that you can play it when you don't have enough time for 75 or 90 ball bingo.There isn't a lot of templates regarding there are only nine squares so it is usually played only for Full House but there is still a progressive jackpot.