90 Ball Bingo is a game that players will often see offered at online bingo halls and casinos. However, it may be new to players. 90 Ball Bingo is a variation on the basic bingo card and is very popular in the UK bingo halls. Many players in parts of Europe, Australia and South American play 90 Ball Bingo more than any other variation of bingo game.
90 Ball Bingo is played on a 9 x 3 grid, unlike 75 Ball Bingo which uses a 5 x 5 grid. In 90 Ball Bingo each card has three horizontal lines and nine columns. Each of the three horizontal lines has five numbers, with a total of 15 numbers per card. Typically the first column of 90 Ball Bingo Cards has numbers 1 through 9. The second column of a 90 Ball Bingo card will features numbers 10 through 19, and the third column of a 90 Ball Bingo Card will have the numbers from 20 through 29. This continues through all the card grids until the final column contains numbers 80 through 90. Unlike 75 Ball Bingo, there is no center free space or free number in 90 Ball Bingo.
Each game of 90 Ball Bingo is played out in three stages. There is one line bingo, two line bingo, and Full House Bingo. Full House is also called a Black Out or a Coverall, where all of the numbers on the card are covered. The name variation is a geographical thing, but as 90 Ball Bingo is most popular in the UK it is commonly called a Full House which is their standard term for covering all the numbers on a player's card.
One line bingo wins when 5 mumbers are marked to complete a horizontal line. Two line games complete when any two marked lines across one card are complete. These must be horizontal to total 10 numbers covered. The Full House consists of all 15 numbers on one 9 x 3 grid card. Prizes vary depending on which bingo hall you are playing at, and the prize split will vary for one line, two line and Full House wins - each totally a portion of the jackpot available. However, in any 90 Ball Bingo game the Full House winner always takes home the biggest share of the jackpot with the one line and two line winners taking smaller portions.