Category: Bingo

Bingo Variants

0 Comment

In online casinos, you will not fail to discover countless variations of classic bingo. The most popular of these are 90 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo, and 30 ball bingo.


90-Ball Bingo – It’s a variation that first appeared in the UK before popularizing in the rest of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The numbers will be arranged in 3 rows and 9 columns. A 90 ball bingo card brings together all the numbers from 1 to 90 distributed in 6 different grids. 


80 ball bingo – Each grid has 16 boxes (4 x 4). Typically, each column has a different color to help locate numbers. A bingo card with 80 balls groups all the numbers from 1 to 80 distributed in 5 different grids.


30 ball bingo – This is a variant of bingo that is characterized by its extreme speed. Bingo with 30 balls will be perfectly suited to those who do not appreciate that a game drags on. A grid consists of 9 boxes (3 x 3).


Winning Combinations (Patterns) In Bingo


You will benefit from additional prizes if you manage to obtain certain winning combinations (across the 4 corners or a blackout, for example). If the winning combinations are an integral part of the round, the crier will continue to announce numbers until a player obtains one of them. Please find below a brief description of the most popular winning combinations in online bingo. 

The lines – No matter which bingo variant you play, the lines are the most common winning combination. In 75 ball bingo, a line consists of 5 numbers aligned horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Blackout – You will need to check all of the boxes on your card to get a blackout. It is the most common winning combination of bingo with 30 balls, the cardboard being in 3 x 3 format. If you manage to get a blackout in bingo with 75 or 90 balls, needless to say, you will win staggering winnings. In addition, if the game is associated with a progressive jackpot, that is to say, that it will probably be the happiest day of your life. 

The T’s – As the name suggests, this winning combination takes the form of a capital T. It is a solid line that comes to cut another perpendicularly. Depending on the type of variant, the T can be presented in different ways (right side upside down or on the sides).

U – These are three solid lines interconnected on 3 different sides of the grid. Again, depending on the type of variant, the U can be presented in different ways (right side upside down or on the sides).

The square – The 4 solid lines on each side of the grid must be checked to form a square.

Diamonds – There are two ways to make a diamond. You will form a small diamond by managing to check the 4 boxes located at the bottom, top, right, and left of the central box of the grid. The large diamond will take up the entire width of the grid.

As you can imagine, there are countless other winning combinations with a diverse and varied morphology (letters of the alphabet, wings of a mill, archer’s arrow…). And in this regard, rest assured that online casinos do not lack imagination when it comes to adding new winning combinations to their variants of online bingo. It’s up to you to choose the version that best meets your expectations!