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bingo cloudWe know there are many reasons why you will be visiting this site, you might be completely new to online bingo and are looking for the basics of how to play, or you might have been playing for years and you are looking for new idea and insights.

Our articles are therefore aimed at a wide spectrum of bingo players, we aim to give you genuine and objective information whether you are a newbie or a professional.  Covering aspects ranging from how various different bingo games work to how networks run, what white-labels are and how games are made and profit margins calculated.

These pages are written for you to help you understand how and why the industry works the way it does.  We also write them because we love bingo and are interested in finding out answers to these questions ourselves.  We do not to sell posts or links, as is the case on so many other sites, and therefore we are not at cross-purposes, nobody pays us to write these and we do not use these pages to make money from.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out everything you need to know about playing bingo for real and online on our bingo FAQ’s page.

What Is 90-Ball Bingo?

It’s still the most popular bingo game in the UK both online and in bingo halls.  There are 90 balls (obviously) with opportunities to win a line, two lines, a full house as well as special wins in themed game variations.

What Is 80-Ball Bingo?

Similar in style to 75-ball bingo the 80-ball version of the game originated in bingo halls in the UK and was known as ‘shutterboard’ on account that you needed to close shutter windows on the board. Since moving online the game has really taken off.

What Is 75-Ball Bingo?

Often called American bingo given the fact it emerged there in the 1920’s and is more popular state-side. The game works with 75 balls in a grid-bases system which gives more varieties and themes compared to 90-ball.

What Is 50-Ball Bingo?

50-Ball bingo is one of the more recent additions to the bingo games list and was born online.  The game has a lot of similarities to the 90-ball version but is quicker and simpler with 5 columns of numbers in two rows to find.

What Is 30-Ball Bingo?

Often termed ‘speed bingo’ this game is similar to 75-ball in that it is played on a grid but in this case with only 3×3 squares requiring you to get 9 numbers for a house or 3 for a line. One of the simplest forms of bingo you can play.

Bingo Game Variations

Bingo is a beautifully versatile game and while most of the games fall into three or four major categories there are whole host of different variations within that.  On this page we look at the most popular game variations, such as 52-ball, 5-line and cash cubes as well as some more unusual lesser well known games.

How To Buy Bingo Tickets Online

Buying bingo tickets is very straight forward, even easier than buying books in bingo halls.  There are still steps to go through to open and use an account and lots of considerations when it comes to the type of ticket and amount you want to buy.  Read this guide for more.

How To Play Slingo

Slingo is a hydrid bingo slots game that has gained quite a following among both bingo and casino players.  The idea is, like bingo, to complete lines of numbers or a full house but rather than numbers being drawn they are generated form spins and that is the slots element.  There are many different variants of slingo.

What Is Mega Ball Live?

Mega Ball is a live game from the leading studio for live games, Evolution Gaming.  The game is designed with a bingo/lottery theme that means it is naturally liked by traditional bingo game players.  The idea is you buy cards, numbers are drawn and you win money for completing lines.

What Are Bingo Jackpots?

Bingo is a fairly low stakes game but there are jackpot prizes that can pay out huge amounts.  These games vary and can be classed as fixed, progressive, escalator and community jackpots.  Read about the differences and relative merits of each along with how to play.

Why Are So Many Bingo White Labels Closing In The UK?

Online bingo has historically been dominated by white labels, these are sites where the brand is run on behalf of the owner by a third party (e.g. Jumpman or 888).  White labels have been closing rapidly in recent years, we look at the reasons why.

Why Do Bingo Sites Change Networks?

The bingo network a site runs on dictates the games, rooms and community; pretty much then everything that is essential to a bingo site. Sites, however, change networks all the time meaning new games & room and often requiring users to sign up again, so why do they do it?

Bingo Cheating Scandals

Unfortunately whenever there is a game of chance there is someone around who wants to try to cheat it and despite being seen as a more innocent form of gambling bingo is by no means immune to scandals. We look at some of the biggest cheating scandals and best known crooks in bingo.

Bingo Robberies, Theft and Crime

A night out in a bingo hall is a simple pleasure for many.  A generally low stakes game with a more relaxed atmosphere people do not expect someone to burst in with a gun and rob the place.  It is not very common but it does happen, here we cover some of bigger robberies and thefts in modern times.