There are four main variations of Bingo!

In a previous article we had provided a general introduction to Bingo and it was about time that we dealt with the Bingo variations.

There are four major Bingo variations as follows: The 90 Ball, the 75 Ball, the 80 Ball and the 30 Ball Bingo.

  • 90 Ball: Each card has 9 columns and 3 rows (9 X 3). The players mark off the numbers from 1 to 90, as they are being drawn. In order to win, one must cover all numbers in any single row, two rows or three rows. The big winner is the first one to cover an entire Bingo card.
  • 75 Ball: Each card is made up of 5 rows and 5 columns. The players mark off the numbers from 1 to 75, as they are being drawn. The middle square, is either left blank or contains the Joker. In this variation the first prize goes to the first player to mark off 5 numbers in a row either diagonally, horizontally or vertically.
  • 80 Ball: This variation uses 16-square cards composed of four rows and four columns. Each column is presented in a different colour and contains a set of different numbers. Numbers 1 to 20 are located in the first column, 21 to 40, respectively, in the second and so on.
  • 30 Ball: This is the fastest Bingo game. It uses a 3 X 3 bingo card with nine numbers. The first prize goes to the first player to mark off all nine numbers on a card.

There are, of course, a few more types of Bingo. For instance, the progressive jackpot game, where the jackpot increases if no player hits bingo. There exist Bingo games where the players are on their own in the provider’s room.