The game of Bingo has many versions. Traditionally, there are two basic types of Bingo games, namely 75 and 90 Ball Bingo. 75 Ball Bingo is popular throughout the US and Canada. In this game the numbers displayed on the balls range from 1 to 75. The Bingo card is a 5X5 grid of five rows and five columns. Every column belongs to one letter of B-I-N-G-O. There is an assorted range of Bingo patterns to play with in the 75 Ball Bingo.
Another popular version of Bingo is the 90 Ball Bingo which is widely played in the UK and Australia. In this you can play on a 3X9 Bingo card with 15 numbers picked up between 1 and 90. 90 Ball Bingo includes typical traditional Bingo patterns, like three rows, four corners and a full house.
80 Ball Bingo is the latest version of Bingo that is quite popular among the Scandinavian countries. The Bingo card in this game has four columns and four rows with 16 numbers displayed on it. There are unique shutters on the 80 Ball Bingo board. As the numbers are called out, players mark the numbers that they get by sliding the shutters down to cover them. On the online version of 80 Ball Bingo, the corresponding numbers are automatically shaded on your Bingo tickets when you click on them as they are called out. This version of Bingo offers various Bingo patterns like, coverall, Big X, four corners, center square along with the diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines.
There is also a 30 Ball Bingo which has earned repute as “speed” Bingo because it is the shortest version. The 30 Ball Bingo card has three rows and three columns with 9 numbers displayed on it. The numbers in this game are called out between 1 and 30. This version of Bingo has not gained much popularity because it offers only coverall Bingo pattern.
There may be slight differences in the Bingo patterns, total number of Bingo balls and popularity of various Bingo versions. But the objective of the player is the same in all the Bingo games. That is, to be the first one to achieve a particular Bingo pattern.
By Jeffrey Mcmahon
Jeffrey Mcmahon, the author of this article, writes about the gambling and casinos. Want to know more about 75 ball bingo and free bingo? Still lots of things remain to explore.