How Long Does a Game of Bingo Last?

9th November 2022

How Long Does a Game of Bingo Last?

If you’re new to the wonderful world of online bingo, you may be wondering how long it takes for one of these games to be played. In our 90-ball titles, it’s possible that it a game of bingo may last as little as four minutes, but this is based on a player getting lucky and completing a full house at a very early stage. 

On average, a game of bingo lasts between four and 10 minutes if you’re playing in-person bingo as opposed to online. This is because your numbers are automatically daubed off when they are called online, whereas in person any claims are required to be physically checked in order for the game to be officially won.

The number of players involved in a game also impacts the length of time that bingo lasts. For example, the average number of balls that are drawn for a full house to be called when there are 20 players is 65, but this decreases to 63 when there are 40 players involved. 

Therefore, it’s clear that your best bet for a fast-paced game of bingo is to join one of the more popular and busy rooms, but this does of course mean you will find it more difficult to win, with more opposition in your way.

How Long Does a Bingo Session Last?

The length of a bingo session can be varied. You have much more freedom when playing bingo online, as you can dip in and out of games and rooms as you please, with over 20 different titles available at Jackpotjoy, and games beginning at various times.

The beauty of online bingo means that your session can basically last as long as you like – if you use the session reminders tool that we have available, you will see a notification on your screen after a certain period of time, and this would signal the end of your session, although you can, of course, extend it if you wish.

Bingo sessions are made up of numerous different games, giving you plenty of chances to try and win. If you are playing in a bingo hall, then the number of games that are in each session may also be different. There may be an extended period with around 12 games, or a quickfire mini-session before a later one begins, and that may have as little as five games. As several sessions generally take place during an evening’s play at a bingo hall, the most passionate players are able to enjoy the classic game over a number of hours.

Which Types of Bingo Games Can Be Played?

The most popular versions of bingo are 75-ball, commonly played in the USA, and the 90-ball edition, which you would generally find in a UK bingo hall. In 75-ball bingo, you can win by completing a pre-determined pattern on your bingo card. Over 300 patterns have been developed as 75-ball bingo has grown in popularity!

In the 90-ball version, prizes are awarded in stages. The first of those is when a line is completed, followed by two lines, and finally a full house, with prizes becoming more valuable as you progress through the game. Players will generally buy six tickets or cards in each game round.

At Jackpotjoy, you can play a range of different online bingo games. Our 75-ball offering includes Lounge Bingo and Round the Clock Bingo, and if 90-ball is your preference then we have Blox Bingo and Bubble Up Bingo rooms available. You can also play to win progressive jackpot prizes if you buy tickets to our Superlinks Bingo games!

What to do In-Between Games

Once you’ve finished playing a game in one of our bingo rooms, you can make the most of our brilliant free-to-use chat service! This allows you to recreate the feel of the traditional bingo halls, as you can interact with your fellow players, as well as our professionally trained chat hosts. You can find the text box on the side of your screen, and once you’ve typed your message you just need to click “send” and it will appear.

Our friendly chat hosts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, as well as occasionally holding free bingo games, where you will have the opportunity to win some exciting prizes. The hosts will be easily identifiable, as they will have “HOST” shown after their name.

If you’re in a bingo hall, then there may be some extra games played in between the main card. Generally, tickets for these games will be available for a nominal fee, giving you another chance to try and win a prize. You can also make new friends with other players, and most bingo halls provide a number of refreshments too.

How Many Bingo Games Can You Play?

There is no limit to the number of bingo games you can play with us! We have over 20 different bingo titles for you to choose from, and the rate at which these games are played varies between all of them. For example, in Bingo 80, a new game begins every four minutes on average. If you’re looking for some fast-paced calling, then Speed Bingo should be perfect for you too, and tickets are available from as little as 1p!

Does Playing at a Particular Time of Day Help Your Odds

The odds of you winning a game of bingo never really changes – you’re still competing against other players in a race to mark off a certain amount of numbers on your tickets or cards. However, if you play one of our games at a time when it is likely to be quieter, you will have less competition and therefore you have a better chance of being the first to a full house, or the first to complete the pattern on your 75-ball cards.