90 Ball Bingo - One Line, Two Lines, Full House
UK bingo players will be most familiar with the 90 ball version of the game. It includes the famous bingo calls such as Two Little Ducks, Kelly's Eye and Two Fat Ladies and is played up and down the country in bingo halls as well as online.
90 ball bingo cards consists of 27 spaces (3 x 9) with 15 spaces filled with numbers, 5 per line. Each column will only show selected numbers, For example column 1 will show numbers 1 to 10, column 2 will be for numbers 11 to 20 whilst the last column will show numbers 81 to 90.
In 90 ball bingo, players can choose to play single cards or more usually strips. In bingo halls the players will use daubers to mark off the numbers as they're called, but online it's all automated so you don't need to worry about missing a number. As the game progresses players will be notified of how close they are "to go" to a win (1TG, 2TG, 3TG)
Bingo 90 Variations
The aim of the game is to cover all your numbers as they are called. Prizes are usually awarded for the first person to cover one line and/or two lines before the full house is reached. The one line is usually the middle line, whilst the two lines game is usually played with the top and bottom lines. Some bingo rooms also offer a progressive jackpot to players who call a full house in a fixed number of calls. The chances of winning these jackpots is usually quite slim.
90 ball bingo is played at all bingo sites listed here on Loquax. However, many operators and software developers have made adaptations to the popular game. This has led to variations on the game themed on TV shows such as Deal Or No Deal, Britain's Got Talent, Coronation Street and The X Factor. Gala have recently launched Hot House Bingo which adds another twist on the 90 ball game.
How To Win 90 Ball Bingo
Bingo is a game of luck and as such there's no strategy that can guarantee a win. However, you can improve your chances by playing multiple tickets or in rooms with less players. In addition by taking advantage of offers such as "Everyone's A Winner" you can enjoy 90 ball games and get cashback if you don't win.
Another strategy worth considering is not playing at peak times or at popular sites. Sites like Tombola are incredibly busy! More players may mean bigger prizes but it also means less chance of winning. The peak time for bingo is usually 7pm to 10pm and by avoiding these times you'll find games with less players. Ultimately though the best strategy is to have fun and enjoy your game time. If it's not fun then it's time to stop playing.