Consisting of lots of balls, calls and daubers, Bingo is one game that’s played all around the world, by millions of players each year – with no signs of stopping any time soon!
With this in mind, we wanted to bring you a guide to playing, to either refresh or learn the basics of a game of Bingo, so you’re dauber ready for your next game.
So, if you’re ready, let’s dive into the Bingo balls and discover more about how to play this iconic game – Scroll to read on.
How to play, step-by-step
We’re about to show you a step-by-step way of playing Bingo in the UK, either within your local Bingo hall or via a virtual game on an online Bingo platform.
It’s good to note, that most games played in the UK are played with 90 balls, whereas across the pond in the USA, they’re played with 75 balls.
Step 1 – Get your Bingo tickets
To play Bingo, you’re going to need to purchase some Bingo tickets. Each ticket contains a grid of 27 squares, with 15 numbers randomly distributed across three rows.
Step 2 – Time to daub
If you’re playing with physical tickets, use a pen or a dauber to mark off the called numbers on your ticket as they’re announced.
If playing online, the system can automatically mark the numbers for you, so you don’t miss a daubing opportunity.
Step 3 – Understanding the game patterns
In 90-ball bingo, there are three main patterns you can play for: One Line, Two Lines, and Full House.
One Line is achieved by marking off all the numbers on any single horizontal line on your ticket.
Two Lines are completed when you mark off all the numbers on any two horizontal lines.
Finally, a Full House is achieved when all the numbers on your ticket are marked off.
Step 4 – Listening to the caller
In a bingo hall, a caller will announce the numbers as they’re drawn randomly from a machine. When online, the numbers will be displayed on your screen.
When you hear or see the number being called, it’s time to mark off the numbers on your ticket accordingly.
Step 5 – Call out if you win
If you happen to create One Line, Two Lines or even a Full House, you’ll need to shout “BINGO!” if playing in a Bingo hall, to let other players and the caller know of your win.
If playing online, click the “Bingo” button on your screen to indicate your win claim.
Step 6 – Verifying your win claim
In a bingo hall, the caller will check your ticket to verify your call to win. Online, the system will automatically verify your ticket to see if you have won.
Step 7 – Collect your prize
If your win has been confirmed either by the caller or the online game system, you’ll receive the prize connected to your win claim.
It’s good to note here, that prizes may vary as well as depend on the specific game you’re playing and the number of participants too. As always, you should know that when playing Bingo, no win is ever guaranteed.
Now you’ve read our guide to playing Bingo, will you be daubing any time soon?