Bingo is a simple game. The aim is to be the first player to mark off all the numbers on your card to win the jackpot. And while that’s true of almost every bingo game, there are slight variations when it comes to the different games. Bingo Variants
Most bingo games have other payouts available, and if you’re new to bingo, then they are well worth knowing. Luckily for you, we’re here to help. Here at Moon Bingo we know all there is to know about bingo variants and the payouts you can receive from them, so before you log in and start playing, here are the types of payout you can receive across the most popular bingo variants…
90-ball bingo is one of the more traditional forms of bingo, and we have games available to play almost every minute of every day. The game is played on a card with 15 numbers across three rows, and when it comes to winning there are three prizes up for grabs:
- Completing the first line: The first player to complete one horizontal line in the game wins a prize. This effectively means five numbers across the same row need to be marked off. If more than one player marks the first line at the same time, the prize pot is split evenly.
- Completing two lines: The first player to complete two lines will also earn a prize. This is two lines, totalling 10 numbers running horizontally across your bingo card.
- The Full House: Like all bingo games, there’s a grand prize for completing the full house.
This is another commonly found bingo variant. 75-ball bingo is played on a 5×5 grid with the middle square free, meaning 24 numbers need to be marked to win the full house. There are a number of different ways you can win with 75-ball bingo, including:
- Completing the first line: As with 90-ball bingo, the player to complete one line first will win a prize.
- Completing two lines: The first player to complete two lines will also win a prize.
- Full House: This is the first player to complete the entire bingo card, claiming the main prize pot.
- Particular Patterns: There will also be specified patterns in most 75-ball bingo games where you can claim a prize if you’re first to create them. The ‘X’ shape across the grid is one of the most common, while you’ll also find prizes for airplane, champagne, ‘T’, ‘L’ and ‘Z’ shapes, as well as a great deal more.
Swedish Bingo plays out in much the same way as 75-ball bingo. You will earn prizes for completing one and two lines first, as well as the full house. However, where it differs is that there are also prizes on offer for being the first player to complete three lines and four lines.
52-ball bingo is a much smaller game than those mentioned above, with players dealt five cards rather than a standard bingo card grid. Therefore, there is only one prize in this variant and that’s the full house. This is due to the fact the game could effectively be over in as many as five numbers being drawn.