Guide to Online Bingo and Lingo

If you have never played Bingo before, at first it can look a bit complicated but Bingo is a pretty straight forward game to play Bingo is a lottery style game in which numbered balls are randomly drawn although it still pays to learn as much as possible about the site its promotions and its games before you consider to start playing.

90 Ball Bingo

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The most famous version of bingo played is the 90-ball bingo. The caller calls out numbers randomly and if they are on a player’s ticket, the player daubs them. The first winner is the player(s) that covers any 1 line, the second winner covers any 2 lines and the full house winner covers all 3 lines on the ticket.

75 Ball Bingo

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The caller calls out his numbers randomly and if they appear on a player’s card, the player daubs them and the first player to complete the pattern or coverall on their card wins the game.

80 Ball Bingo

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There are many different patterns in play on 80 ball bingo,The caller calls out numbers randomly and if they appear on a player’s card, the player daubs them and the first player to complete the pattern wins the most common games played are for a line in any direction the four corner numbers and the full house

5 line Bingo

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The style of this game is a 75-ball ,the card numbers range from 1 to 75 and is similar to the 90 ball game however instead of there only being 3 winners the 5 line bingo produces 5 winners 1 line, 2 line, 3 line, 4 line and the house.

30 Ball Bingo

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This style of game is very fast paced the bingo cards are 3 x 3 with nine squares. Often called speed bingo because there is only 9 numbers to cover.

Finding a Bingo Site

Once you find an online bingo site meeting your requirements, relax and be sure to take advantage of their bonuses and promotions on offer but please always do read the terms and conditions as the will all vary from site to site.

Try and become familiar with the bingo software developers.There are a good few to choose from and can save you some time when looking for somewhere to play or when looking for specific types of bingo game or slot variations which you may like Gamesys, virtue fusion, dragonfish, Daub, microgaming and cozy are the main big developers and all offering a different and unique way to play online bingo.

The Bingo Lingo and his more traditional calls

1. Kelly’s Eye 2. One Little Duck 3. Cup of Tea 4. Knock at the Door
5. Man Alive 6. Tom Mix 7. Lucky 7 8. Garden Gate
9. Doctors Orders 10. Cameron’s Den 11. Legs Eleven 12. One Dozen
13. Unlucky for Some 14. Valentines Day 15. Young and Keen 16. Sweet Sixteen
17. Dancing Queen 18. Coming of Age 19. Goodbye-Teens 20. One Score
21. Key of the Door 22. Two Little Ducks 23. Thee and Me 24. Two Dozen
25. Duck and Dive 26. Pick and Mix 27. Gateway to Heaven 28. Over Weight
29. Rise and Shine 30. Dirty Gertie 31. Get up and Run 32. Buckle my Shoe
33. Dirty Knee 34. Ask for More 35. Jump and Jive 36. Three Dozen
37. More than Eleven 38. Christmas Cake 39. Steps 40. Naughty Forty
41. Time for Fun 42. Winnie the Pooh 43. Down on your Knees 44. Droopy Drawers
45. Halfway There 46. Up to Tricks 47. Four and Seven 48. Four Dozen
49. PC 50. Half a Century 51. Tweak of the Thumb 52. Danny La Rue
53. Stuck in the Tree 54. Clean the Floor 55. Snakes Alive 56. Was she worth it
57. Heinz Varieties 58. Make them Wait 59. Brighton Line 60. Five Dozen
61. Bakers Bun 62. Turn on the Screw 63. Tickle Me 63 64. Red Raw
65. Old Age Pension 66. Clickety Click 67. Made in Heaven 68. Saving Grace
69. Either Way Up 70. Three Score & Ten 71. Bang on the Drum 72. Six Dozen
73. Queen B 74. Candy Store 75. Strive & Strive 76. Trombones
77. Sunset Strip 78. Heavens Gate 79. One More Time 80. Eight & Blank
81. Stop & Run 82. Straight On Through 83. Time for Tea 84. Seven Dozen
85. Staying Alive 86. Between the Sticks 87. Torquay in Devon 88. Two Fat Ladies
89. Nearly There 90. Top of the Shop

Learning the Bingo Lingo

Many of us play bingo not only for the pleasure of the game but also for the social side chatting and having laugh also participation in chat games knowing the lingo that players use makes it easier to understand whats going on they are Abbreviations and allows players to say what they need to say faster than to be typed out fully so it lets you get on with the more important part having fun.

The players lingo and what it means:

GL Good Luck ROFL Roll on Floor Laughing HB Hurry Back BRB Be Right Back
GLEV1 Good Luck Everyone GN Good Night TMI Too Much Information WTG Way to Go
TYVM Thank You Very Much UL Unlucky HAGD Have a Good Day TY Thank You
L8R Later TC Take Care YVW You’re Very Welcome BTW By The Way
CH Chat Host LMAO Laughing my A*** Off LOL Laugh Out Loud WB Welcome Back
GL2U Good Luck to You GR8 Great NP No Problem PLS Please
THX Thanks WDW Well Done Winner G2G Got to Go JJ Just Joking

(CG) Chat Games

Chat games add some extra entertainment to a bingo room as well as adding the possibility to win some extra prizes ,cash and Bonuses Chat games are a very popular way to boost your bankroll and can consist of trivia questions tournaments or games based on the numbers being called in the bingo room.

(BB) Bingo Bonus

BB’s in all sites can differ the differences will be given in the terms and conditions of the relevant site This is a prize which is given on sign up ,deposits or through competitions and chat games.

(CM) The Host or Chat Moderator

The Host is there to make sure that the basic rules of chat etiquette are being followed and to help their roomies and entertain their room.

(RNG) Random number generator

The RNG is independently tested and certified by the bingo halls licensing authority to make sure playing is always true and fair. All Online bingo games use a random number generator this ensures that the balls called are called in a totally random way.