75 ball bingo
75 ball bingo or pattern bingo is the other classic bingo game on the scene. This is the version of the game that was developed in the US, where it’s still the most common type today. It’s also a favourite in Canada and a popular option with UK players too.
As its name suggests, unlike 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo uses numbers 1-75. It’s played on a slightly different card too. The grid is a 5 x 5 square of 24 numbers, with the central square free. Each of the 5 columns is headed by a letter of the word ‘bingo’, which makes the numbers easier to find!
The main difference between 90 and 75 ball bingo lies in the winning patterns available for players to complete. Although it’s still common to play for a blackout or coverall prize (all numbers matched, just like a full house) there are hundreds of other patterns used, depending on individual games. You might be playing to complete a pattern in the shape of a letter or number, or even a festive variation like a Christmas tree!
75 ball bingo tends to be a slightly faster game than 90 ball bingo. It uses fewer numbers which are called out more quickly, plus some patterns are easier to complete.