Even though virtual casinos use random numbers instead of balls, the name ball remains as a legacy of classic bingo.

90 ball bingo

The most popular variant played in online casinos and around the world, 90 ball bingo is played, as the name suggests, with 90 numbered balls. To start playing this type of bingo, you must first buy one or more cards (maximum 10). Each card has 27 squares, each square has a number from 1 to 90.

The 90 balls are each marked with a number from 1 to 90. These balls are drawn at random, one after the other. Each time a drawn number appears on a player’s card, the player will automatically check off, which is really well done. The online casino site will usually tell you, after three missing numbers, that the card is almost complete. In this type of bingo, there are three ways to win a prize: either with one complete line, two complete lines, or with the completed card (this combination offering the biggest win). In the event of a tie, the prize will be shared between the winners.

75 ball bingo

Bingo game

This variant is played with 15 fewer balls than the previous version. Each card has 25 squares, 24 with a number and one empty square.

As with the 90 ball bingo, a number (between 1 and 75) is drawn at random.

The big difference with this type of bingo is how you win. While the rules for winning are predefined by default in 90-ball bingo, in 75-ball bingo you have to make pre-determined combinations.

Speed bingo

Speed bingo is a faster version of traditional bingo. It is played with a very small number of balls (30) and smaller cards (9 cards). This type of bingo is very fast and a game is usually over in less than 5 minutes. The winnings are often lower than in the traditional variants.

This type of bingo is becoming increasingly popular in online casinos, as its speed and simplicity mean that it has a bright future ahead of it.

Bingo variants offer different styles of play that can satisfy all types of players. So don’t be afraid to experiment and try out the style of play that best suits your needs.

Online Bingo Rules

Bingo online

A true classic game, just like online backgammon, bingo is slowly starting to make its mark among online casino games. It is therefore worth detailing the differences in rules between classic bingo and its virtual cousin, online bingo.

First of all, we need to take a look at traditional bingo before tackling its virtual counterpart. Classic Bingo is a game of chance. Players have a set of cards in front of them, purchased before the game starts, each containing a numbered table. Numbered balls are then drawn at random one by one, with the number clearly stated. The first player to hit a pattern (usually a line, diagonal, or the filled card) shouts bingo and wins the game and the associated prize.

There are not many differences between traditional bingo and its online counterpart. There are, however, some improvements that make life easier for the player. Firstly, no balls are drawn. The draw is made by what is known in computer science as a random number generator that will draw the numbers one by one.

Another big difference with traditional bingo is the options available. In virtual bingo, it is possible to ask the site to automatically tick the boxes on its cards, thus making the game easier. It is also possible to highlight the best card so that you always have the card with the highest winning potential in front of you. Finally, in most online bingo rooms, it is possible to chat with all the participants in the game. This is almost impossible in the real world, as the dialogue is mainly between people sitting next to each other and you may not hear the numbers being drawn.

Finally, the last advantage of online bingo is a purely venal one. Since these bingo sessions are organised at low cost and involve several hundred players, the prizes in virtual casinos can often be more attractive than the prizes in traditional bingos. Some casinos even offer bingo games with progressive jackpots.

Interestingly, the differences between traditional and virtual bingo are minimal. That said, the internet version is relatively interesting compared to its traditional big brother: often more attractive prices, the possibility of playing bingo from home and at any time are the great strengths of this bingo which, in addition, often allows you to chat with other players. This is often not possible in traditional bingo, as there is a risk of not hearing the numbers being drawn.