Bingo has come a long way from being your granny’s favourite pastime. This game has garnered a worldwide playing field all thanks to hundreds of online websites, which offer the game for leisure or profit. Since its introduction to the wonderful world of online gaming, bingo has branched out into different varieties such as 75 ball (the most similar to traditional bingo), 80 ball and even 90 ball bingo. For the purpose of this discussion; however, we will be discussing 80 ball bingo.
80 Ball Bingo Ticket
- The card used for 80 Ball Bingo is 4×4 instead of the traditional 5×5 in 75 Ball Bingo.
- 80 Ball Bingo does not have the “free space” that is characteristic of 75 Ball Bingo tickets.
- 80 ball tickets have columns that have different colours. From left to right the colours are: red (number 1-20), yellow (numbers 21-40), blue (numbers 41-60) and silver/white (numbers 61-80).
Types of 80 Ball Bingo
- Game type #1 (Any line): Just like all other kinds of Bingo this players may win by completing a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally. In addition, players may also win by playing all four corners of the ticket as well as the 4 middle squares.
- Game type #2 (Line & House): Players may win from playing any of the lines mentioned above and then by completing a full house. Full house here refers to clearing out all the 16 numbers on the bingo ticket.
- Game type #3 (Four lines): The first prize is awarded to the first player to complete any single line. The second prize is given to the first to complete 2 vertical lines, the third prize for 3 vertical lines. The final prize is given to the first to accomplish a full-house.
- Games types may vary depending on the website that offers them.
How to Play 80 Ball Bingo Online
To play 80 ball bingo online, you must first find a website that offers the game. The 80 ball variant of bingo is quite popular so you shouldn’t have a hard time searching for a site that offers it. Next, you must find a bingo room within the site that offers 80 ball bingo. Once you’ve done that, you simply have to buy the required number of tickets to join. The bingo software being used on the host site should tick out the numbers for you as they are being “called-out” of the bingo machine. If you complete a pattern before anyone else does, the software will declare you as the bingo winner.
Not all online bingo games have fees though. In fact, a lot of the websites that offer bingo will offer free trial games. Another great thing about playing bingo online is the interaction that goes on between players through the availability of chat rooms.