The Different Bingo Games

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When people talk about the game of bingo, most people know what they are referring to. Bingo is a game of luck and chance that is a member of the lotto family of games. It is a game whose outcome is dependent of the draw of the numbers. The mechanics of play are simple. A number is independently and randomly selected and announced. The players check their cards/tickets and cover the number where it appears. The first player who completes the required pattern is the winner of the game. There is no playing strategy or skill involved in the game.

Unless people play online bingo, most people don't know that there are two versions of the game. The British version is based on ninety numbers. The game is played on a rectangular ticket with nine columns and three rows. There are five numbers on each line. A regular bingo is the completion of one line and two and three line games are special games. The three line game is the coverall and is called the full house or house. In land based play, the tickets are color coded for the different games and are sold in books. In online play, the tickets are sold in strips of three.


The seventy five number game is known as the American version and is played on a square shaped card. The card has five rows and five columns with the letters of the word 'bingo' over the columns. The exact center of the card of the middle of the 'N' column has a free space which can be used to complete any pattern that contains it. A regular bingo occurs with the completion of one horizontal, diagonal or vertical line. Special games usually involve patterns and generally require the purchase of special cards. A pattern is a shape, number or letter and some sites have catalogs of more than three hundred patterns. Land based players usually require an entry card. Players usually buy books of cards and the number of cards in a book varies depending on the establishment.

No matter what the version, the game if fun and is enjoyed by people around the world. There are many places, both land based and online, where the game can be enjoyed. More information about bingo can be obtained from a good informational bingo portal. People can read reviews and learn of the events and offers at the various bingo establishments.


I am an experienced writer for popular bingo games 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 Foxy Bingo.

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