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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?