Most everyone is already well familiar with 75 ball bingo. This variant is the preferred gaming option for North American players (USA and Canada). 75 ball bingo cards comprise 5 x 5 grids, with the centre square blacked out. Players are tasked with completing special patterns, numbers or letters, in order to win the attendant prizes.
This variant of bingo is quicker – there are only 75 balls in the bingo hopper – but the action and the prizes are pretty spectacular. Bingo cards for this game sport the letters B-I-N-G-O. The B column holds numbers 1 – 15, I holds numbers 16 – 30, N holds numbers 31 – 45, the G holds numbers 46 – 60 and the O holds numbers 61 – 75.
90-ball bingo and the other hand, is a different prospect entirely. This game sports a bingo grid of 9 x 3 squares. Players have not 1, but 3 opportunities to win prizes in 90-ball bingo games. 1 Line requires players to match 5 numbers out of the 9 on the line. 2 lines require players to match 10 bingo numbers from the 18 numbers on the grid.
A full house requires players to match 15 numbers on a grid of 27 squares. The latter category offers the best payout, because more numbers are required to win. Other bingo gaming variants include speed bingo (30 ball bingo with a 3 x 3 grid), 80 ball bingo (perceived by some to be a hybrid between 75 and 90 ball bingo) and progressive bingo games.