Online bingo US and UK, us and uk bingo games difference explained


Online bingo US and UK, us and uk bingo games difference explained


Yes, it is reality: the rules of bingo are different from the united kingdom versus the united states. For fanatic bingo players we explain things here.


The difference between UK and US online bingo

US bingo rules: In America, 75 ball bingo is traditional. There are many more ways to win during a 75-ball bingo game! There are 5 lines to call, and each line has a prize, meaning 5! ways to win. With fewer balls in play than in its 80-ball and 90-ball counterparts, a game of 75-ball bingo often takes a shorter amount of time to complete. As well as these things, players also love 75-ball because the one line is so easy to nab, as the game allows you to claim on a vertical line, a horizontal line, a diagonal line and even 4 corners. This makes the first round of 75-ball bingo exceptionally nail biting and exciting! In New Zealand and Australia, a bingo game goes by the name of ‘Housie’.


US bingo card

UK bingo rules


UK plays bingo with 90 balls. The bingo card is called 'a ticket' in Britain. Tickets are arranged in 3 (horizontal) rows and 9 columns. Each row contains 5 boxes with a number and 4 'blanc' boxes. In total you have 3 rows x 9 columns = 27 boxes on a ticket. This bingo version will normally be played in 3 stages: 1 line, 2 lines and full house. In a "one line" game players need to mark a complete horizontal line across one card (i.e., 5 numbers marked). So, you have 3 odds for the same cash in each round. This is because there are 3 levels of winning:
• One line in a horizontal row;
• Two lines in a horizontal row and
• A 'full house' = BINGO! which means all numbers.
In the UK, Bingo tickets consist of 15 numbers randomly arranged in 17 boxes – 3 rows across and 9 columns down. There are 5 numbers in each row, totalling 15 per bingo ticket. The first column of 3 contains numbers 1-9; the second column 10-19, and so on until the 9th column of 80-90.


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