A look at terms and jargons of bingo games

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 09:20
Here are some most of the important bingo terms that newbies to the game should be familiar with. This article could also serve as a refreshment for regular players of bingo. More information can be found at ixgames bingo guide. Admission Packet This refers to the mininum number of cards the bingo player needs to be part of the game. The admission packet is usually 3 to 6 cards per game. After game This is an additional game players after the end of a regular one. Basket bingo This is a kind of bingo game that offers basket prizes. Bingo board This is an electronic board showing all the numbers called. Bingo books There are not books about bingo, but a set quantity of cards packed together for one game. Bingo card This refers to the card used in bingo that has 25 spaces all in all, a blank square at the center. The five columns match the letters B I N G O. It has numbers from 1 to 15 for the B column, 16 to 30 for the I column, 31 to 45 for the N column, 46 to 60 for the G column, and 61 to 75 for the O column. Blackout or coverall This is a pattern where each number should be covered for one to be a winner. Caller The caller is one who calls the digits drawn. Catch-up or auto-daub This is a feature that marks automatically the called digits on the card of the player. Chat room This is a screen displayed while on the game to communicate with other online participants. Four corners This is a pattern for winning, by covering the numbers on the corners. Free space This is the square right in the middle of a card, which is not marked by any digit. This would be the joker that helps in completing winning patterns. Lucky jar This refers to a special kind of prize for getting a lucky number. Main stage bingo The is known as the main event in the session. Minimum buy-in This is the lowest amount to spend on cards to qualify for any bingo prize. Money ball This is a digit picked prior to the start of a game, which would double the winnings of those who have cards that hold this particular digit. Pattern This refers to the shape to be covered to be declared a bingo winner. Parti The cash prize in this bingo game depends on the number of participants. Postage stamp pattern This patterm is composed of four squares (2 by 2) at any corner. RNG RNG stands for Random Number Generator, which ensures fairness and honesty in any bingo game. Speed ball This is game where the digits are called in a fast manner. Table board bingo This is a game that requires covering specific patters in order to win. Wait The remaining digit left to complete a winning pattern in the game. Wrap-up This is the final game in the bingo session.