Bingo - Give the Game a Try

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The game of bingo is a lot of fun to play, whether it is played in a brick and mortar environment or in an online environment. Indeed, the game is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. The simple game is easy to learn for newcomers, with no complicated roles or strategies. It is a game of chance and luck that is a member of the lotto family of games, and lotto family games are always popular with the public.

There are two different version of the game. The ninety number version is known as the British version and is the land-based game that is played in the United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland. The game is played on a rectangular grid consisting of nine columns and three rows, with five numbers on each line. A regular bingo occurs where one line is completed and two and three lines are special games. The coverall is the completion of three lines and is also referred to as a blackout, full house or simple house. In land-based play, the tickets are sold in books and color coded for the different games.


The American version of the game is based on seventy-five numbers and played on a square grid called a card. The dimensions of the card are five rows by five column with one letter each of the word 'Bingo" over each column. The spot in the middle of the 'N' column is a free space that can be used to complete any pattern that includes it. A regular bingo occurs with the completion of one line, either horizontal, vertical or diagonal. The four corners may or may not be considered a regular bingo, depending on the house rules. The square shape of the card allows for the formation of many patterns and these are usually used for special games.

Whatever the game version, the mechanics of play are the same. A number is randomly selected and announced. The player checks the cards and covers the number where it appears. The process is repeated until a player completes the required pattern and the first player to do so is the winner.

The game could not be simpler and the new player will quickly learn and enjoy the game, so if you have never played bingo, don't be afraid to give the game a try, either online or at a land-based establishment. You will find the experience relaxing, entertaining and affordable.



I am an experienced writer for popular online bingo sites and bingo games strategies, my aim is to give you the best source of information about playing bingo and also reviews about the top UK online bingo sites like Ladbrokes Bingo.

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