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Part 1 of bingo games glossary includes an introduction and letters A -
players are at a casino, bingo hall or online, this
game is a value bet because, except in progressive games, there is
always a winner for each game.
First up are bingo cards. Cards are
resembling a 5 X 5
grid with 25 corresponding
numbers labeled left to right under the five letters spelling
The middle space, marked FREE is under the letter N
Numbers on the bingo cards are selected and printed from B1-O75
Each number will appear only once on any of the cards.
There are 15 number possibilities for each letter of the word BINGO:
B numbers will be B1 - B15
I numbers will be I16 - I30
N numbers will be N31 - N45
G numbers will be G46 - G60
O numbers will be O61 - O75
UK bingo cards are selected and printed with 90 numbers.
Bingo Games Glossary: A - B
Bingo Games Glossary: C
Packet or Buy-In: number of cards purchased for
the price of admission.
- After Game:
term for bingo games played after a regular
- Bingo Board: displays
bingo numbers on a large board. Bingo numbers lit up when called
while others are yet to be called. See Game Board.
- Bingo Bonus: UK game
where winnings are increased based on the number of balls called during
the game. Bonus profits are available for a winning bingo called within
46, 47 and/or 49 numbers depending on the club or online game.
- Bingo Books/Booklets:
bound bingo cards in mixed colors in use for each game of a scheduled
session. This selection of colors is generally fastened in the order to
which they will be played.
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Cards: Manufacturer of cards and games produce
of 6000 or 9000 cards. Therefore, card #3793 will always have the same
set of numbers.
- Bingo Games Glossary Variations:
certain variations or patterns are marked or highlighted.
Examples of variations range from a) Straight Line or any line across
or down or diagonal, Postage stamp: any 4 corners or double or triple
stamps and 4 corners, inside or outside picture frame. b) Bingo
patterns. Examples are arrows, airplanes, squares, triangles or
c) Letter Patterns: Examples are letters: C, E, F, L, N, O, T, U, X, Y.
- Bingo Versions: 4
versions played worldwide online and off.
1) 75-ball version, free
center square played on a 5X5 grid.
2) 90-ball versions played
on a 9X3 card equal to 9 columns and 3 horizontal.
Total of 15 numbers per card while the balance are free spaces. .
3) 80-ball bingo games played
on a 4x4 format displaying 16 numbers.
Mini Bingo, Speed or Quickie
Bingo: played with 30 numbered
balls (1-30) only.
- Blower: device utilizing
forced air that tumbles the bingo balls in a cage. The blower then
drops or distributes the balls to a bingo caller who announces the
number that is then displayed on the Bingo Board.
- Bonanza Bingo: an
additional progressive jackpot coverall game played and announced
separately during the bingo session. Usually, a bingo session will
begin with approximately 45 numbers drawn and marked on game-specific
bingo cards. Players pay extra fees for these games and after a pre-
determined number of balls called, the card is set aside. The countdown
then proceeds at a certain number (47 or less, for example) and if not
won will increase one number per week (48 next week, etc) until won.
The jackpot payout is calculated based on bingo card sales for that
term for cards manufactured with
perforated tabs that when opened reveal numbers and letters that have
been determined as prizes.
- Bullseye: UK Windfall
Game where a bingo win is for 50 numbers called.
- Buzzword Bingo: version
that subs words or buzzwords for numbers. These words and phrases are
indicated by the player as called. The bingo winner is determined with
five buzzwords in a row are completed.
Bingo Games Glossary: D - F
- Call House: it’s a Bingo
Win! in the UK clubs. The equivalent of calling, yelling or bellowing
Bingo in North American bingo halls.
- Caller: a
person who calls out bingo numbers as they tumble
from the holder.
prize money awarded to winners of bingo
- Chat Room: display screen
where you can read and reply to messages with other online bingo
or Blackout: is a winning bingo that covers all numbers on
particular card. Coveralls for as few as 43 numbers have been recorded.
Bingo Games Glossary: G
or Bingo Marker: equipped with a foam tip and filled with
marking numbers called. Available in fun colors and shapes for players.
Daubers are the only acceptable method of marking paper cards in bingo
- Double Bubble: UK
Windfall bingo game where a bingo is called on any of the numbers 11,
22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77 or 88. The winner receives double the full house
prize money. .
- Early Bird
Game: opposite of after game, term for bingo
games played before a regular session. Also known as warm-up.
- Electronic Bingo Cards:
also known as TED or GTI, these handheld bingo devices allow ease of
play of multiple cards at the same time. While several of these helpful
devices can load up to 200 bingo cards, the bingo house may limit the
number of cards for one session or game.
Some bingo halls require that players use both paper and device at
specific times or bingo sessions as it is seen to be an unfair
advantage by veteran players.
front of card with 25 printed numbers to include free
- Flimsy, Flimsies: printed
on sheets of thin paper, these cards may be printed revealing 1, 2, 4,
6, 9 cards, although usually most flimsies have 3 cards printed. For
regular games during a session, the cost is low at $1-2 while special
games increase the cost.
Online bingo games offer frequent promotions for regular bingo games to
play for free or reduced cost. Flimsy cards are also known as
- Flyers: single sheets of
bingo cards in UK with 6 sections.Flyers are higher priced than books,
however, so too are the prizes.
Corners: term for pattern bingo games where in order to
win, you must
have the numbers called on the four corners of your card.
- Free Space:
the center square of the bingo card. This
freebie is counted if required for a pattern or coverall win.
or TED: term for electronic device to play multiple bingo
games for an
additional fee. Gamers are allowed only one device/player. Also see
Electronic Bingo Cards.
Board/Bingo Board: a display board that reflects the bingo
play. Can also show the type of game being played currently
- Game Room: Some online
games divide the players into game rooms. These game rooms can have
themes or color names like Gold, Diamond, Topaz or Pick & Mix Rooms.
Variations: bingo games glossary reports these variations:
double bingo, triple
bingo, coverall, progressives and hall ball, which is the first number
drawn at the beginning of the bingo session. If this number is the
winning number in any game, a progressive jackpot is won along with the
usual award for that particular game. Also see Bingo Cards-Variations.
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