Bingo Game Terms Defined Part 2
Game Terms is the
second part of the bingo glossary and includes links to the
and rhymes of the UK Bingo Lingo
1-90 and Online Bingo Report.
For now, we will continue this glossary starting with the
letter H followed by a bonus quiz question.
Bingo Game Terms Defined: H - L
Bingo Game Terms: M - Q
- Hardway Bingo:
a win is
one line without utilizing the free space. Double hardway bingo
requires two lines without utilizing the free space
- High 5 Gala Bingo: UK
bingo game connected to all bingo clubs and played at the same time.
Example of prize money split is £1000 for a line, £2000 for two lines
and £3000 for a full card.
An additional feature is where the number 5 comes in. If the winner
yells Bingo on any number ending in 5, then a £25000 payday awaits
instead of £3000 for a full card. .
- House: refers to the
venue, be it a casino property, bingo hall, large tent or online
website where bingo is played. As with casinos, the owners/operators of
bingo venues are also known as the House. Additionally, UK Bingo Win.
See Call House.
- Inlaid Card: printed
bingo cards, often in 4x4 format placed into a table. Black discs mark
the numbers when called.
prize awarded for particular bingo games or
- Late Night
Bingo/Moonlight Bingo: term for bingo sessions
that begin after 10pm.
Jar/Cookie Jar: cash for winners. Awarded usually for
the first number
- Lucky Stars: UK Windfall
Lucky Star game is played where each player is assigned a number from 1
to 90 -known as their Lucky Star. If the last number called before
bingo is the player’s Lucky Star, the payout is increased by up to
Bingo Game Terms Defined: R-S
- Main Stage Bingo:
describes the top jackpot or event that brings
in bingo players. Usually, the ever-growing progressive jackpot amount
will be front and center as the Main Stage.
- Mini Bingo: see
Speed or Quickie Bingo.
- Minimum Buy-in:
the least dollar amount required to be
eligible for prizes.
- Money Ball: a
number drawn before the game that doubles
your winnings if a bingo is called on that number.
Winners: when more than 2 players win, the prize
is divided equally among them.
jargon used to declare that a player is On with one or
more cards that require only one number for a win.
- On The Way: bingo played
before the coverall game, usually a progressive. Generally won
for an X or top/bottom lines within a few numbers and for a smaller
payout. The coverall or blackout game then proceeds after this small
winner is declared with all players using the same card until the top
jackpot is won.
- Online Bingo: presents a
mix of a wide selection of games, promotions, loyalty rewards
membership, themes along with social networking with fellow players. Be
prepared for a unique bingo experience played in your PJ’s.
- Parti: abbreviation
for participation bingo where the cash
prize is determined by the number of players.Generally inlaid cards and
hand-held shutter boards are used for parti where the cash prize is at
least 50% of monies received for each bingo game.
- Pattern Bingo: a
specified pattern on the bingo
card. Ex:=letters X, T or H. See Bingo Card Variations for details.
based on percentage of sales (about 75%) paid out
by the bingo hall.
- Postage Stamp
Pattern: bingo won by called numbers
matching a 2 x 2 grid in any of the four corners of the card. See Bingo
Jackpot Bingo: grows until it is won and requires a
These bingo games start with 45 numbers drawn per session and go up one
number per week until won. Generally, the first game played per bingo
Bingo Game Terms: T-W
Pack: assorted package of paper bingo cards that are
played for various
prize amounts. Blue cards are the least expensive, then red, green and
tan pays the top bucks.
bingo program that include regular and special
games lasting approximately 2-3 hours.
- Shutter Board:
plastic game card with printed numbers
marked by closing shutters.
- Six-pack, Nine-pack:
lingo for 6 or 9 numbers in a block on one bingo card.
- Special Games:
generally requires an additional fee to
purchase these cards.
- Speed or Quickie Bingo Game:
played with 30 numbered balls (1-30) only.
- Split Pot: term for a
payout for winning is split between the winner(s) and the bingo
operator based on the sale of bingo cards for that particular game.
Split Pot could consist of 1/3 to the House and 2/3 to the winner(s).
refers to pattern wins. Outside square: utilizes B and O row plus top
and bottom rows across. Inside square: is a win around the free space
utilizing I, N and G rows.
- Table Board Bingo Game:
described as a lottery format where players try to complete particular
patterns of numbers first using the device via numbers selected at
- Texas Blackout:
this version of bingo leading to a coverall or blackout is determined
by the first ball called being an even or odd number. If that first
number is even, like B10, then all even numbers on all the players’
are wild and should be marked as covered or called. On the other hand,
if B11 is called then all odd numbers are wild. Once determined and
numbers marked, the game moves on for the blackout win and a loud Bingo!
- Throwaways: Another term
- Tickets: for the printed
pages designated for main stage bingo play. Printed in grids and
distributed as books, these tickets are typically assigned bar codes
used to assist with win validations.
after a called bingo, to determine players'
eligibility for the jackpot award.
Number: can be played for a double bingo. This is
determined by the
first number out. For example, the first number is G47; therefore, all
numbers ending in 7 will qualify as a wild number and should be marked.
- Windfall Bingo Games:
specialty games offered at land-based clubs and online where prize
money is increased. These games are part of a regular bingo session and
are offered free or at an additional fee. Examples are Bingo Bonus and
- Wrap Up:
last bingo game for that session.
- WOB: Wild on Bingo says it all to end
this bingo game terms list.
Game Terms Defined Quiz Extra
What is a Hard Card in Bingo?
A. A losing card.
B. A bingo card made of sturdy cardboard.
C. Bingo cards that have a printing error
for the answer and more Bingo Quiz Q&A.
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