How to play 90 ball bingo

July 10, 2010 - by admin · Filed Under game Leave a Comment 

90 Ball Bingo is the traditional bingo game which is traditionally thought of as the UK bingo game, as opposed to 75 Ball Bingo which is the most popular game in America and Canada. It is also the most popular version of bingo played in Australia and New Zealand.

In a 90 Ball bingo game, the card has 9 columns and 3 rows, forming a grid of 27 squares. There are 15 numbers to mark off, 5 in each row – numbers 1-9 are in the first column, numbers 10-19 in the second column, numbers 20-29 in the third column and so on. Usually cards are sold in a strip of 6 and each number will only be found on one card – so once you have marked off a number you don’t need to look for it on any other cards.

As the name says there are 90 bingo balls that can be called, and the object of the game is to be the first to get all of your 15 numbers marked off, when you can call a Full House. In most 90 ball bingo games, there is also a prize for the first line called, and sometimes also for the first two lines called. The lowest prize is for the first line, and the highest is of course for the Full House. Sometimes the game is linked to those being played in other bingo clubs, which means that the jackpot is far higher than usual. In this case you would win a prize if you were the first to call Full House in your club, but if you were the first player out of all the clubs to call Full House you would receive a far larger jackpot. Sometimes there are certain rules which you need to meet in order to claim the jackpot, usually a limit on how many numbers are called before you complete your card. For example, if the limit is 38 balls and it takes you 40 to mark off all of your numbers you would receive a smaller prize as you have not fulfilled the requirements.