WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BINGO?
90 Ball is the most common bingo played in UK. It’s a game of 90 balls with cards that have three rows and nine squares per row, making it possible for players to get prizes by matching up certain numbers on their cards.
80 Ball: A variant played with 80-balls and a 4×4 card.
75 Ball is the most popular bingo game in America. It has 75 balls and a 5×5 grid, which makes for a very quick-paced game of bingo.
Pattern: Like ’75 Ball’ but there is an additional prize for filling up a set pattern on your ticket. The ‘Pattern’ you need to complete will be displayed before the game begins.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE GAMES ARE FAIR?
Bingo is a game with an iconic name, but it’s also one of the most frustrating games to play. Bingo doesn’t have any strategy at all – you just hope for luck and pray that somebody else in your game isn’t lucky too
And then there are the online Bingos sites, where players can purchase bingo cards for real money. But are these Bingos sites fair? Do they give every player equal opportunities to win? Or do some players get better odds than others?
Bingo is a game of chance, but it doesn’t have to be unfair! The truth is that there are many factors that can affect your chances of winning—and some may seem unfair at first glance. But once you understand how bingo works, you’ll see why these things happen…
The Gambling Act 2005 is a law that makes sure every bingo site operating in the UK and offering services to customers follows strict licensing regulations.
Bingo software used by UK bingo sites uses a Random Number Generator and as long as you play at a site that has been regulated in the UK, its RNG will need to undergo independent testing by bodies such as eCOGRA or iTech Labs. Many bingo sites make their testing information available for public viewing on their website.
People are more likely to complain about bad luck than good, you might have heard this quote: “Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with exception of bad news; which obeys its own special laws.”
Your chances of hearing stories from players who lost out are bigger than those celebrating jackpot wins! That’s just how bingo works, lots of people play, but only a few lucky players can win.
Many of the same names keep coming up as winners, but why? Well, it’s likely because they’re buying a lot of cards for every game and they also pre-buy when not near their computer. So while you might not be winning as often as them, you’re probably not spending as much either! If you’re feeling disadvantaged by your opponent’s multiple tickets purchases, many bingo sites now offer games with low maximum ticket sales, meaning no single player can buy more tickets than anyone else.
CAN I PLAY BINGO ON MY PHONE?
Yes, most online bingo sites these days will have their own mobile apps that work alongside the desktop versions and can be downloaded onto any smartphone or tablet instantly through an app store while they don’t offer quite as much variety but are still more convenient for on-the-go gaming.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY?
The minimum deposit at most bingo sites is really quite low (£5) and they offer many different games that are cheap to enter. You can even play for free at some bingo sites before parting with your hard-earned cash.