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75- and 90-ball Bingo Games Explained
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In the UK, more bingo players are used to 90-ball bingo. However, if you about to venture into online bingo or perhaps you are playing bingo for the first time, you should also be aware of the 75-ball bingo game. This variant comes from the US and offers a slightly different way of playing. Let us explain.
Firstly it’s important to go over the game play of 90-ball bingo to aid first-time bingo players but also to make it easier to spot the differences between 90-ball and 75-ball bingo.
A 90-ball game is played using a 9x3 card, consisting of three horizontal lines and nine columns. In each line there are five numbers and each column runs in chronological order, i.e. column one is numbers 0-9, column two is numbers 10-19 etc right up to 90.
There are total of 15 numbers per card; these can obviously be any number between one and 90 and the numbers are called at random. You have to mark off the numbers on your card if and when they are called. There are three stages to 90-ball bingo (the main difference to 75-ball bingo). Firstly, you need to score one line, this means all five numbers in one horizontal line. Secondly, you need to score another line, so you have two horizontal lines marked off, a total of 10 numbers. Finally, you need to mark off all 15 numbers of your card. This is when you score a full house. The prize is split depending on whether you scored one or two lines or full house.
You can get the biggest bingo bonuses at Costa Bingo on its 90-ball bingo game. Its Costa Crazy game, played every Friday night at 10pm offers a massive guaranteed jackpot of £10,000.
75-ball bingo works in the same way as 90-ball bingo, i.e. numbers are called randomly and you need to mark them off your card. However, the numbers only run up to 75 and you card is a 5x5, i.e. five columns and five rows. Only the centre space is free.
Rather than crossing off lines, you have to make a stated pattern with your marked off numbers. This can be anything from shapes to letters of the alphabet. Unlike 90-ball bingo, there is only this one stage and once you have made the pattern you have won.
If you want to give 75-ball bingo a try then give Costa Bingo a shot. The bingo bonuses at Costa Bingo for this variant of bingo rise to a total of £2,500 and you only have to pay 10p per card.
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