How to play UK style 90 Ball Bingo
If you are completely new to the game of UK 90 ball bingo, here’s how to play;
90 Ball bingo is played on a ticket nine boxes wide and three boxes deep. Each ticket contains 15 numbers randomly selected from 1 – 90; three rows of five numbers (15 numbers in total).
Tickets are displayed in groups of six on what is known as a strip. Every number from 1-90 appears once on each strip (so every number called will appear on any one strip).
The numbers are arranged in the following order:
- Numbers 1-9 feature in the 1st column
- Numbers 10-19 feature in the 2nd column
- Numbers 20-29 feature in the 3rd column
- Numbers 30-39 feature in the 4th column
- Numbers 40-49 feature in the 5th column
- Numbers 50-59 feature in the 6th column
- Numbers 60-69 feature in the 7th column
- Numbers 70-79 feature in the 8th column
- Numbers 80-90 feature in the 9th column
As a number is called, it needs to be marked off (daubed) on your ticket. The object of the game is to daub the numbers on your ticket as soon as possible. (By default, at FreeBingo.co.uk, this is done automatically, but you can choose not to auto-daub in the options menu).
A game of 90 Ball Bingo is played in 3 stages.
Any One Line (any single horizontal line across)
At the first stage everyone plays for one line. This is won when at least one person daubs all 5 numbers on any single horizontal line on any ticket.
Any Two Lines
(two horizontal lines)
The game will then continue and players will play for two lines. This is won when someone has daubed every number on any two of the three rows on a single ticket.
Full House (all three lines)
The final stage of a game is the full house. To win this, you need to be the first player to daub every number on any one ticket.
The prize increases at each stage of the game, with the biggest prize offered to the winner of the Full House.
When you achieve the given pattern you are playing for (one line, two lines or a full house) you must claim bingo. If you do not claim bingo, you will not receive your prize. The game will continue until someone correctly claims bingo.