Exploring Different Styles of Bingo

You may not realise it, but there‘s actually a wide variety of Bingo styles available to play. This article will outline the different types and how to play each of them, ranging from 90-ball Bingo, to Bingo Slots – the options are endless!

Bingo first arrived in the UK in the 1950s, and quickly rose to fame. At this time, players would travel to their local Bingo hall, where they would be able to socialise with other players and get stuck into a game or two.

Since then, the iconic game has progressed and you can now stay at home and play from your chosen device, as long as you have stable internet connection. Playing Bingo has never been easier!

Keep in mind that there is no trick or strategy to playing Bingo – it’s purely a game of chance. And make sure that you are only betting with money you can afford to lose.

Keep on reading to find out more about the different variations of Bingo…

90-ball Bingo

This is the is the most traditional type of Bingo and the rules can vary per game, but the goal is to mark either one line, two lines, or a full house of matched numbers, of numbers one through 90.

In most cases, 90-ball Bingo is played on a single strip that features a combination of six tickets to be used for each round of gameplay. The 90 numbers are spread across all six tickets, with each only able to be called out once per game.

75-ball Bingo

For this game, the clue’s in the name!

This variation of Bingo is typically played online and uses 75 balls, instead of the traditional 90. The goal is to make patterns on your Bingo card grid. Each game is a different pattern, but just some examples include a cross, diamond or a complete blackout.


A mix of Slots and Bingo, this game is sure to leave you wanting more! Slingo can only be played online, and in recent years has become increasingly popular with players.

Each player is given a Slingo card with 25 numbers arranged in five columns, a player then hits the spin button to receive five numbers at a time, these appear at the bottom of the card. If your card has one of the numbers, they will then be marked off the card. The aim is to create Slingos to win a prize.

How is a Slingo achieved you may wonder?

Well, a Slingo is won when a player marks off five numbers diagonally, horizontally or vertically. Each Slingo created awards points, the player with the most points wins the game.

52-ball Bingo

This game is a mixture of 90 and 75 ball Bingo. The main difference here is that the balls are actually playing cards – hence the number 52, the number of cards in a deck. To play, you’ll be handed five cards which can be marked off if and when they are called.

Do you think you’ll be wanting to play any of these Bingo variations anytime soon?


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