Online Bingo Cards
Online bingo cards are very similar to the normal bingo tickets you'll find at live bingo halls. The only major difference is that online bingo tickets are purchased at online bingo websites.
There are many different types of online bingo cards. The patterns and prices of the cards depend on the type of game begin played.
The average online bingo card consists of a 5x5 grid of numbers. Each block or space on the bingo card contains a number, except the middle block. The numbers range from 1 to 75 and depending on the game pattern some blocks are shades.
The pattern on the bingo card is vitally important as it is these spaces that need to be filled before you're able to call ‘Bingo!’. The number of shaded blocks also varies with some bingo patterns containing up to 20 shaded blocks.
Every time a number is called out which matches a number on your ticket you need to mark it off on your card. This can become confusing if you're playing three or more cards, after every number is called you'll need to check all your cards and mark off every instance of that number. To make it easy to play with many cards at once every column is labeled and the numbers in each column fall within a particular range.
The five columns on a bingo card are labeled with the letters of the word BINGO.
The first column is labeled ‘B’ and contains only numbers ranging from 1 to 15.
The second column is labeled ‘I’ and contains only numbers ranging from 16 to 31.
The third column is labeled ‘N’ and contains only numbers ranging from 32 to 43.
The fourth column is labeled ‘G’ and contains only numbers ranging from 44 to 59.
The fifth column is labeled ‘O’ and contains only numbers ranging from 60 to 75.
Playing bingo is really simple, and after playing a few games of online bingo you'll pick up the basic rules and structure of the game.
Bingo is one of the most entertaining online games; despite standing a chance of winning big jackpots you'll also meet a bunch of new friends.