The 75 ball bingo game is best known as the American version of the bingo game because it is what gets played in various venues in the USA.
How 75 Ball Works
Wherever the 75 ball bingo game originated, it’s still famous the world over and works well both online and offline.
Like 90 ball bingo, it works in the same way as any bingo variant in that the numbers get called and you are required to mark them off on your bingo ticket.
However, unlike 90 ball bingo that is limited to playing for lines or the full house, 75 ball bingo offers many different ways to play. The reason for this is the design of the bingo ticket.
75 Ball allows for making various patterns and winning a game by being the first player to mark off all the numbers on your ticket to complete the pre-determined pattern.
The 75 Ball Bingo Ticket
A 75 ball bingo ticket is a grid of five rows and five columns. There are 25 squares, but not all get filled with a number between 1 and 75. The reason for this is that the middle square is usually a free square. It can vary from site to site though.
A ticket for 75 ball bingo has the word B I N G O above the rows, and the numbers for each letter are:
• B is host to the numbers 1 to 15 inclusive.
• I contain the numbers 16 to 30 inclusive.
• N has the numbers 31 to 45 inclusive.
• G has the numbers 46 to 60 inclusive.
• O is host to the numbers 61 to 75 inclusive.
Again, this can vary from brand to brand but for the most part, will only differ by a couple of numbers.
Winning A Game Of 75 Ball Bingo
When it comes to enjoying 75 ball bingo at your favourite online bingo site, winning differs from game to game dependent on the pattern that is set by the bingo site you are playing in.
Pattern 75 Ball Bingo
On the example below from Loads A Bingo site, the pattern getting played for is the Sun. To be a winner on the ticket in the sample, you would need to match the following numbers:
B 9, 11 and 4
All the numbers in column I, N and G
O 62, 74 and 69
Multi-Part 75 Ball Bingo
Some sites also do a three-part game called multi-part 75 ball bingo. It is a bit like the three chances to win on 90 balls, but with patterns.
You have three different patterns that you can win on. In one example these were the Sub Pattern, Coffee Mug and then the Coverall (which is the full house in 75 ball). Below is the Sub Pattern example and you can see that you would need just five numbers to win the first part of the prize pot:
B 11, 6 and 10
I 30 and 21
Swedish / Five Line 75 Ball Bingo
This version of the 75 ball bingo game is a relatively new addition to the online bingo space, only introduced in about 2011.
It’s probably the most popular version, and the reason for this is simple, it offers the most ways to win! The clue is in the game name – five line bingo.
Instead of the maximum prizes of multi-part, you have five chances to win in this game: the one line, two lines, three lines, four lines and five lines (coverall or full house) prize.
There are variables to the game depending on the site that you choose to play at in so far as some might offer the same prize value for each line while others increase the prize pot for the lines won.
The first line win can also vary from site to site. Some may have just a straight horizontal option whereas others accept the diagonal and vertical too for the first line only.
Jackpots And Prizes For 75 Ball Bingo
Whichever type of 75 ball bingo you play, the value of the prizes varies dependent on the site you are playing at, the ticket prices and the number of players who are buying tickets.
Like 90 ball bingo, some 75 ball bingo games may be promotional ones and offer a guaranteed cash jackpot. Additionally, they may also provide a tangible prize like a car. When this happens, the number of tickets sold does not pre-determine the prize value.
You may also find progressive jackpots on offer for 75 ball bingo games too. Winning these is often achieved by calling the coverall, or a full house, in a pre-determined number of calls or less.
The progressive jackpots grow by a proportion of the ticket value getting taken from the standard prize pot and added to the progressive jackpot.
All of the above makes the 75 ball bingo game an excellent entertainer which millions of bingo players enjoy both offline and online.