All About 30 Ball Bingo
As online bingo has increased in popularity, there have been many attempts to enhance the game away from it's 90 ball bingo and 75 ball bingo origins. One such attempt is 30 ball bingo. It's exactly as you'd expect from 75 and 90 games, but you play with fewer numbers (1 to 30). These games tend to be found exclusively at Cozy Games (ElectraWorks) sites such as Gone, Harrys and the recently transferred Foxy.
As the player has less numbers to cover and there are fewer numbers to be called the 30 ball game is often referred to as speed bingo. However, many sites have adopted the 'speed bingo' moniker for pretty much any bingo game that's fast and furious. These can be anything from 36 ball games right through to 90 ball.
How To Play 30 Ball Bingo
You play 30 ball bingo in exactly the same was as a 90 ball game. Numbers are called and the object is to coverall and shout house before other players. 30 ball bingo cards generally consist of 9 numbers contained in a 3 x 3 grid. Numbers 1 to 10 appear in column 1, 11 to 20 appear in column 2 and 21 to 30 can be found on column 3. There are no patterns or lines to fill - it's pure and simple first one to coverall. A progressive jackpot can also be won but you do need to call house in just 9 calls.
Because of the speed of 30 ball bingo you should always use the auto-daub feature. This is usually the default option on most bingo games but some will allow you to mark off the numbers yourself. 30 ball bingo is just too fast for that. Considering you can also purchase up to 96 cards per game it makes sense to sit back and let auto-daub take the strain.
Why Play 30 Ball Bingo
30 Ball Bingo games tend to be cheaper than their higher ball counterparts. This is good news for bargain bingo players although because there's more games running in an hour you can also burn through your cash much quicker. On the downside the speed of these games does make chatting to fellow roomies a little more difficult.
Although only one network - Cozy Games - offers 30 ball games there are other speed games worth checking out. For example there are a handful of 36 ball, 40 ball and 50 ball games that we recommend. These include Pulse at Tombola, Rainbow Riches at Gala Bingo and Better Odds Bingo at Mecca.