90 ball bingo
90 ball bingo is the UK’s original bingo game and the most popular type to play here as well as in Australia, parts of Europe and South America.
90 ball bingo is played on a card with a 9 x 3 grid of numbers. Each row of 9 contains 4 blanks and 5 numbers. So there is a total of 15 numbers on each ticket. Some bingo tickets are designed so that the first column contains numbers between 1 and 10, the second column numbers 11-20 and so on as far as the last column with numbers 81-90, but this varies depending on the bingo site you are using.
90 ball is great game to start out with if you’re a beginner. There are only three patterns you can complete to win a prize. By matching all the numbers on one line of your ticket you win any one line, matching two lines bags you the any two line win, and the player to mark off all the numbers on their grid first wins the full house prize!
Different games have different prize structures, but prizes usually increase in value at each stage, with the biggest wins for a full house. Some games will only play for a full house, but you’ll be able to see which prizes are available before you join the game. If more than one player wins a prize on the same call, the prize will be split between them.
That’s all there is to it. In traditional bingo halls you need to monitor and mark your numbers yourself. However, if you’re playing online, the software will keep track of your numbers whether you are marking off your cards yourself or using the handy auto-daub feature. Plus, balls are called out and displayed as they appear along with a checklist in the sidebar so it’s easy to keep up!