Online Bingo Rules
Online Bingo Rules – The roots of the game stretch back to the year 1530, in Italy they played a game that had the name of “Lo Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia” which literally means “The Clearance of The Lot of Italy”
“Lo Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia” is the deeply traditional and very popular Italian lottery, which you can still play today.
The game was held in the form of a lottery by the state, which helped them raise funds and money for their government.
If you are playing the US game:
When playing in the USA your goal is to cover five squares in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row.
Cards in the US are 5 rows by 5 rows with a letter from the word BINGO written above each vertical row. The numbers on each square are generated randomly.
There are 75 balls with either a B, I, N, G, or O on them as well as a number.
These letter-number combinations should occasionally coordinate with a square on your bingo card.
If you are playing the UK game:
When playing in the United Kingdom your goal is to fill one, two, or all three of the lines on your card.
These bingo cards are 3 squares by 9 squares.
Each square has a number in it and are generated randomly.
There are 90 balls with numbers on each that can be selected by the caller.
The amount of money or prizes you win varies by how many of the horizontal rows you can fill.
These cards are sold in “books”and each book contains 10 bingo cards. Each card has its own unique color
The basic principle of the game is similar to the games played in a bingo hall, except that instead of a person picking numbers out of a machine and calling them, a computer does it.
The other positive difference is that you don’t need to mark off your cards yourself and the prizes are automatically claimed.
At playing the game online, players competes against each other in view of winning a pot or prize. The exact value of the prize varies depending on the players’ initial bets.
Using digital cards in the online room and usually a chat room, you enjoy the fun of playing bingo from wherever you may be, on a desktop, laptop, tablet or a smartphone. You can play bingo online everywhere.
Online websites have a big variety of rooms and each room will be running different games, the most common games are:
- 90 Ball Bingo – This is the most popular and most commonly found bingo game online, 15 numbers over 3 rows (5 per row). Prizes for 1 line, Prizes for 2 lines and a full card.
- 80 Ball Bingo – 16 numbers arranged in a square. There are various prize formats played in 80 ball bingo, usually based on lines.
- 75 Ball Bingo – 24 numbers laid out in a square (the centre square is a free square). Prizes are awarded for completing lines or making set patterns on your ticket.