How to play 75-ball bingo
Have you tried our fantastic 75-ball bingo yet? It’s a twist on the classic 90-ball bingo game and is played the most in America. Like 90-ball bingo all you need to do to play is buy at least one numbered card. During the game a caller will call out random numbers and if it appears on your card you cover it by ‘daubing’ it. The first person to fill out a pre-determined pattern on their card wins the game and jackpot!
Don’t worry if you don’t think you’ve quite got it yet, here’s a little more information:
The 75-ball bingo ticket
The tickets sold at 75-ball bingo games normally consist of a 5x5 table of numbers ranging from 1 - 75. Each square on the table displays a number, apart from the centre square, which is labelled "FREE".
The winning pattern
In a 75-ball bingo the variety of winning patterns is never ending. The winning pattern of each game will be made clear before you play, whether it’s a heart, a star or something else.
The payouts and jackpots
Normally a game's payout is decided by the cost per ticket and the number of players. The prize tends to be higher when there are higher ticket prices and lots of players. On occasion, we offer a fixed minimum prize and it doesn’t matter how many people take part or the ticket price. Extra jackpots can also be on offer in a select number of bingo games.
Buying the cards
To play a game of 75-ball bingo you need at least one card, however, you can normally buy up to 96.
Before you buy any cards you need to make sure there are funds in your bingo account with the right amount of money.
You'll always be able to see your account balance at the top of your screen. To deposit into your account at any time just click the "Cashier" button.
The price per ticket is visible on the left hand side of the screen and the card itself, as well as on the purchase panel.
The ticket selection
You can choose your tickets for each bingo game by clicking on them or you can have the bingo system select them for you randomly.
MANUAL SELECTION OF CARDS
You can choose one card at a time by clicking on each one you want to buy. If you don’t want the cards shown you can click on the "Get New Cards" button below the price of the cards displayed. The old cards will disappear and will be replaced with new ones. However, if you have already chosen some cards those will remain.
To go between the cards available, click on the red buttons above the cards with the arrows.
AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF CARDS
If you’d like the computer to choose your cards for you, you can use the "Auto Select Cards" box to choose the number of cards you wish to buy. The maximum number of cards you can buy is still 96. Once you’ve made your auto selection, you can click on any of the selected cards to remove them from your selection. Your auto selected cards total will appear under the area.
Playing the game
Once you’ve bought your cards for the bingo game you need to wait for it to start. It’s easy to keep track of the time left before the game starts, just check the "Game Starts" countdown, which can be found in the top left corner of the bingo screen.
New bingo games will start every few minutes so you’ll never have to wait that long. Once the game begins, all the details you need to play will appear in the info bar on top of your cards. For example, it’ll show how many people are playing the game, prizes, the pattern you need to get in order to win and the jackpot.
Each number that is called will appear at the top. Either below it or next to it you'll find the last five calls that came before so you can keep track.
Daubing your numbers
You can decide whether you want to daub your own tickets manually using your cursor or automatically, which means you’ll never miss a number. By default the automatic method will be selected, however, if you’d rather daub the numbers yourself you can change the settings in the options menu by unchecking the box next to "Autodaub". You’ll find the settings in the top left-hand corner of the bingo screen.
NOTE: Whether you choose to do this automatically or manually it has no impact on the outcome of the game. If you have a winning bingo card you will get the prize, no matter what!
These settings don’t have to be permanent – you can turn “Autodaub” back on whenever you want!
When one of the bingo players gets a winning pattern on their bingo card the game will stop and a message will tell you who won the game and how much they’ve won.
Normally the return to the players in 75-ball bingo is around 70% whilst the house edge is equal to 30% (this is sometimes altered by the ticket price as well as the number of tickets bought in each game).
1tg and 2tg games
These games offer the chance to win a cash prize even if you don’t hit the jackpot. If you’re only one or two numbers away from winning the jackpot in these 75-ball games but someone else wins it first then you can still win a share of the prize.
The game options
You can change your bingo interface how you please by clicking on the options button in the right corner of the screen.
All you have to do is choose what you’d like from the settings that appear in the centre of the screen and click OK. You can go back into these settings and change them whenever you want.
The settings available:
Autodaub: If you choose this setting the numbers that are called will automatically be covered on your card.
Note that it doesn’t matter if you manually daub the numbers or if you select autodaub to do it for you. This selection doesn’t affect the outcome of the game. If you have a winning card the prize is yours no matter what!
Price alert: This lets you enable or disable the presentation of the card price within the bingo rooms.
Show 3TG: This stands for "Show 3 to go" and if you select it your cards with 1, 2 or 3 numbers to go until you win will be highlighted.
Best Card First: This displays the card that’s closest to winning in the screen in the top left corner.
Progressive jackpots get bigger as more and more people play, click here for more info.
Everyone’s internet isn’t always perfect and we understand that sometimes connections can be lost whilst you are playing a game. Don’t fret - if this happens, the system will continue to autodaub for you and you'll be awarded any prizes you may have won during your short time away.