Bingo is one of the most popular games in the UK and, indeed, the world; so when it comes to knowing the rules it’s important that you understand exactly what’s going on. Have no fear though, online bingo is extremely simple and easy to play, guaranteeing maximum fun and minimum hassle!
Our in-depth guide below covers everything you need to know about bingo rules.
Playing bingo online at Jackpotjoy couldn’t be easier. Simply follow the steps below to kickstart your best online bingo journey:
Browse our huge selection of online bingo games, including 90-ball and 75-ball, plus a number of special games
Decide what game you want to play and click ‘play now’
Purchase as many bingo tickets as you like to enter the room
Beat other players to complete the corresponding number of lines or pattern (depending on the game) in order to win
Collect any winnings
Bingo rules vary hugely depending if you’re playing online or in a land-based hall. This is largely due to the nature of the game and the environment in which you’re playing, which means that there’s actually very few online bingo rules! Rules differ between games, so be sure to check how to play the one that you’ve chosen.
Once you’ve purchased your bingo tickets and entered the room, the game will start at the designated time and begins when the first ball has been drawn. If the number appears on your card, it will be automatically crossed off for you and balls will continue to be drawn until all winning patterns have been awarded.
Commonly known as the UK-version, 90-ball bingo is played on a card with nine columns and three rows, with 15 numbers that need ticking off. There are prizes for completing one line, two lines and a full house as quickly as possible - individual lines are won by completing any horizontal line of numbers. The prize values increase as the game progresses.
75-ball bingo is typically favoured in the US. It’s played on a 5x5 card featuring 25 squares with - you guessed it - numbers from one to 75. Unlike 90-ball bingo, 75-ball games require numbers to be ticked off in a certain pattern, which you’ll be informed of at the beginning of the game.
Playing bingo online is a fun, sociable and engaging experience. This is largely due to our award-winning chat rooms that allow players to interact with one another as well as our hosts. Chat rooms are there to enhance your gameplay, which means that we have a few “rules” in place to maintain the friendly atmosphere that our community cherishes.
All we ask is that you’re polite and courteous to all players and chat hosts; avoid swearing and aggressive language; keep conversations PG-13 and get involved in the positive chat room vibes. For more information on chat guidelines, visit our FAQ page.