There are many types of online bingo- the game has really exploded in popularity on the web, and we’ve seen quite a bit of innovation in the market- there’s now more choice than ever before, and most bingo sites now run side games where you can play slot and roulette minigames while you wait for the games to commence.
There are basically 3 types of online bingo – 75 Ball Bingo, 80 Ball Bingo, and 90 Ball Bingo, plus a newcomer: 30 Ball. Obviously, eeach variant differs in the number of balls that are used in the game (th eclue is in the name!)- the other difference is the design of the bingo cards with which you mark off the balls as they are called and try to make up winning patterns. Each type of bingo requires you to complete shapes such as an X, a corner, to covering all squaresetc.
30 Ball Bingo
This is a relatively new type of online bingo. The cards are 3 x 3 with 9squares and the game is designed to be played fast- a kind of Speed Bingo, if you like. 30 numbers are called for each game. These fast games fell more like slots, and often have progressive jackpotsthat are built up from multiple players across multiple bingo sites.
75 Ball Bing
Played on a square grid card, of 5 x 5 blocks. B-I-N-G-O is written across the top of the card, each letter at the head of each columns. The numbers in the squares are placed randomly, under the following overall rules: B numbers range from 1 – 15. I numbers range from 16 – 30, N from 31 – 45. G numbers go from 46 – 60, and O numbers run from 61 – 75. The centre square is left blank in the 75 ball game.
80 Ball Bingo
80 ball bingo cards have numbers that are generally laid out in a 4 x 4 square, ie 16 numbers per card board.
90 Ball Bingo
A similar game to 75 ball bingo. The card is bigger than the one used for the 75 ball game, and has 3 rows and 9 columns. 15 squares on the have numbers already on them, while the other squares are blank. The numbers are placed at random on the card.
In 90 Ball Bingo, you need to mark off all the numbers to win the game, but there may be additional prizes for completing patterns along the way.
Casino Side Games (Slots and Roulette).
Side Games have become big news in online bingo- especially slot games which are very popular (roulette too). These games are usually mini versions fo the full scale games you’ll find in online casino sites. Video poker is also a popular side game.