Top Bingo Terms
Here at Castle Jackpot, as well as playing host to our wide range of online slots that are regularly visited by our loyal knights and maidens, we also hold a variety of online bingo games which thou can explore.
So if you’re looking to branch out from our online casino games and pick up a ticket or two for any of the bingo games we have to offer, then you'll want to know some of the terms you're likely to come across both within the games and in our chat rooms.
What is Bingo Lingo?
Bingo terminology or ‘Bingo Lingo’ as it's also called first came into fruition with bingo callers in land-based halls. By using witty humour to make puns and jokes when drawing numbers, this tradition has continued into the online platform of bingo games and in bingo chat rooms where it's used to mimic the atmosphere of bingo halls. In order for our knights and maidens to understand the Bingo terms they’re most likely to here, our King and Queen at Castle Jackpot decided to dedicate a blog post to simply addressing 20 random bingo terms and create a bit of a ‘Bingo Glossary’ whether thou art bingo newbies or connoisseurs.
Top 20 Bingo Terms Explained
It would be wrong to begin the bingo glossary with any other word than bingo itself. Although self-explanatory, this is normally what a player would shout within a land-based bingo hall if they've matched all the numbers on their card.
Whether it be a traditional form of bingo or the online game, a bingo card is devised of rows and columns with numbers which will be crossed off as they are called.
The hostess with the mostest, much like traditional bingo halls have callers, online bingo games also have chat moderators who monitor each of the games to make sure they all run smoothly.
75 Ball Bingo
Very similar to the traditional 90 ball bingo game that many of our loyal subjects will be familiar with, 75 ball bingo follows a very similar format but only uses 75 balls. Jousters will also play using a 5x5 grid card, and will still need to match numbers in either one line, a pattern or a full house to win.
90 Ball Bingo
The most popular type of online bingo played in the UK, 90 Ball Bingo is probably the game most of our knights and maidens are familiar with.
Legs 11 One of the most common bingo calls, it’s so-called as the number 11 mimics two legs standing next to each other.
Two Fat Ladies
Another call which uses a specific comical term to personify the number, 88 is called two fat ladies as it offers a similar image to two ladies standing beside one another.
The first winning opportunity for players in many 90 ball and 75 ball games, all that is needed for our jousters to scoop this prize is for them to successfully match all of the numbers in one consecutive line of their purchased card.
The next winning method on a traditional 90 ball bingo card, to win this round players will need to match all of the numbers in two straight lines on their card.
If jousters are able to match all of the numbers within their bingo card, then they will have successfully won a game with a full house and can be awarded the top prize on offer in that game.
Fair and Square
This is the type of bingo game where all players are required to purchase the same amount of tickets, meaning no one has an unfair advantage of multiple tickets.
Normally used in 75 ball bingo, players can match numbers in a specific pattern instead of a line in order to win one of the available prizes on offer.
As with many of our online slots, bingo games also offer the chance for our jousters to play for a progressive jackpot prize which will grow until a lucky player is able to trigger the jackpot.
Another type of online bingo which players can purchase tickets for, this is still a 90 ball game, the only difference is the speed at which the numbers are called and marked on a players card.
A ‘random number generator’ is a computerised program that randomly selects bingo numbers that are called out. Here at Castle Jackpot, like all online bingo sites, we utilise random number generators to govern the numbers being called out during a bingo game.
This is a feature available in all of our bingo games at Castle Jackpot, and it allows players to buy a set amount of tickets to be able to play the game. Each game has a different number of maximum tickets a Castle Jackpot player can purchase and the price varies in each game on our bingo page.
When purchasing a ticket for a game of online bingo, players will need to buy a specific number of tickets to take part, this could range anywhere between 1 and 6.
The numbers called within each bingo game are randomly generated and because of this factor, there is the chance that more than one player could match all of the numbers within their card which will lead to multiple winners.
Normally a call that is made to inform players that a bingo game is about to start.
Many of our jousters will enjoy a quick chat between games of 75 or 90 ball bingo and within our chat rooms they’ll be able to talk with players about current games or upcoming games.
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Well there we have it loyal subjects of Castle Jackpot, we hope our guide to online bingo terms will help you feel more at home the next time you step into our one our bingo rooms. Remember, as well as bingo, we have a wide collection of online slots and live casino games on offer and if you’re looking for how-to guides to get you started then head over to our online slots and casino blog.
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