How Online Bingo Works
When playing bingo in an online casino, you will find that bingo is split into two main varieties – 90 ball bingo and 75 ball bingo. 90 ball bingo is the kind mostly played in the UK and Europe, while 75 ball bingo is the US variety. Both varieties involve marking off numbers that are drawn and called out on a ticket or card. Online bingo sites may offer just one type, but many offer both 75 ball and 90 ball bingo.
90 ball bingo requires each player to mark off numbers on a three row, 9 column ticket. It is often played in three stages – Line, Two Lines, and Full House. Line ends once someone has marked off all the numbers in one of the rows on their ticket. Two Lines ends once someone has marked off all the numbers on two rows of their ticket. Full House ends once someone has marked off every number on his or her ticket, and this usually earn the highest prize.
75 ball bingo is played on a card with a five by five grid of numbers. The aim is to mark off every number of a specified pattern on the card. This can be as simple as a line of numbers vertically, horizontally or diagonally or it can be more abstract, such as a lozenge shape or a fish shape.
Online bingo makes it easier for players to play more games at once, as tickets and cards are marked off automatically. In-built chat features give players the opportunity to make new friends or to play chat mini-games that can earn free entries.
New players will need to choose a trusted bingo site and sign up to play. They must then fund their account with a credit card or by using an e-wallet such as NETeller or Click2Pay. Downloading the software is optional at many sites, but it can be preferable due to the greater number of features that downloaded bingo software offers.