What’s it All About?

90 Ball Bingo is considered the British version of bingo.  It is the preferred bingo choice of most people in the UK and has also become big in several other countries as well.  The game has been a hit in UK bingo halls for quite some time and has lately become tremendously popular on Bingo sites.  The format is timeless and easy to play.  A player will mark off the squares on their card as the numbers are called, with three possible ways to win.  The game is fun to play and can offer some incredible prizes for the winners.

Tickets Please!

During 90 Ball Bingo, the caller will call out numbers between 1 and 90, with each number only being used once.  If the number called matches one on your ticket, you mark off that square.  You keep marking off squares until you get a winning pattern, or the game ends.

The card design is simple.  There are three rows and nine columns.  Each of the three rows have five numbers and four blank spaces.  This means there are only 15 numbers listed on each ticket.  The organization of the columns is as follows:

  • Column 1 = Numbers 1-9
  • Column 2 = Numbers 10-19
  • Column 3 = Numbers 20-29
  • Column 4 = Numbers 30-39
  • Column 5 = Numbers 40-49
  • Column 6 = Numbers 50-59
  • Column 7 = Numbers 60-69
  • Column 8 = Numbers 70-79
  • Column 9 = Numbers 80-90

 

With 90 numbers possible and only 15 on a ticket, you won’t be able to mark off the majority of the numbers that are called off.  To maximize the chance of winning, it is common for players to use a cluster of 6 tickets.  The cluster will cover almost all the numbers and give you a better shot at getting a bingo.

 

Selecting & Buying Tickets

Most Bingo sites make it easy to purchase your 90 Ball tickets.  All you need to do is place a deposit in your account and then go to your favourite room to buy the tickets.  If you’re worried that you’ll forget to get the tickets before the game begins, you can buy them in advance and receive an alert when the game is about to start.

You have the choice of buying one ticket at a time or buying a whole cluster of 6 tickets in a strip.  If you’re looking at your cards and they don’t seem like winning ones to you, all you have to do is click on “Get New Strip” and you’ll receive a new set.  Happy with all the tickets in a cluster except for one?  The “Auto Select Strips” will allow you to remove just one of the tickets and replace it without changing the rest of the cluster.

Buying tickets:

You only need one ticket to play in a bingo game, although as many as 96 tickets (or 16 cluster strips) can be purchased per game.  Before you can buy tickets, you must first make sure that you have enough money in your account for the desired number of tickets.  The top of your bingo screen will allow you to view the current balance in your account.  A deposit can be made by clicking on “Cashier/Banking”.  You can buy your tickets at the time of the game or purchase them in advance.  The price of a single ticket can be found in three places – on the left side of the bingo screen, on the top of the card itself, and on the purchase panel.

What Does It Take to be 90 Ball Bingo Winner?

There are three possible combinations that can get you a win in 90 Ball Bingo.  The grand prize can be won by covering all three rows.  This is known as a “full house”.  But even if you aren’t lucky enough to cover everything, you can still win some pretty good prizes by covering one or two rows (with two rows obviously earning you more).

Bingo caller

In 90 Ball Bingo, the numbers are randomly drawn by the system and the bingo caller calls them out one at a time.  If the number called matches one on your ticket, you mark it off.  This process is known as daubing.  Each number will only be used once.  Be the first to cover one of the patterns and collect a prize!

Unlike the game played in a bingo hall, a player with a winning pattern does not simply yell out “BINGO!”  Instead, the game system will let you know if you or someone else has covered a pattern.  If you’re worried you might miss marking off a correct number on your card,  Most Bingo sites have an auto-daub feature that will mark off all matching numbers for you.

Even if you choose to turn off auto-daub and mark the numbers yourself, the system will still protect you.  If your internet goes down during the middle of a game, the system will proceed to auto-daub for you.  This assures you won’t miss out on any prizes from a winning ticket!

 

Useful 90 Ball Features

Our 90 ball game has plenty of features that allow you to adjust the game to your liking.

  • There are general settings that allow you to adjust basic things such as the sound.
  • If you do don’t want the hassle of trying to find a potential matching number on all of your cards, you can change the daubing configuration to auto-daub and the system will do it for you.
  • Since it’s easy to lose track of time and forget that your favourite game is about to start, the settings offer a timer that you can set to remind you when your game is set to begin.
  • Want to know exactly how close you are to winning just by glancing at your tickets?  The “3TG” tab is useful for this.  If you select this option, the boxes on your cards will light up when you have 3 numbers to go before you win.  It will also alert you when you are down to two numbers or one number to go.
  • The “Price Alert” feature can show you the cost of each of your cards in the bingo room, which is very useful when you need to know how much money you’ve already spent.
  • Want your bingo playing to be more of a social experience?  Just go to the chatroom panel and you’ll find plenty of options for both group chats and private chats with other bingo players.

Let’s say that you decide halfway through a game that you want to use the auto-daub feature after all or that the sound is too loud.  No problem!  You can go back to the Options panel at any point to change the settings.

If you were hoping for a bingo game system that is user friendly, you’ve found it.  All the information you want to know can be easily found.   After you’ve bought your tickets, you’ll be able to view the “Game Starts” countdown clock on the top left of your screen.  Once you are in the game, you’ll find plenty of other helpful bits of information, such as the number of participants in the game and the prizes to be won.  A list of prize winners will also be on display during the game.  The top left features a bingo ball with a number on it.  This reflects the last number that was called and is updated every time a new number is called.  If you missed a call, you will have the ability to go back and see the last five balls that were called.

What Can I Win?

How much you can win is dependent on both the price of your ticket as well as the number of other players taking part in the game.  The higher the cost of a ticket, the bigger the prizes will be.  The value of the prize can also go up when there are more players participating.  However, Bingo sites does offer many 90 Ball games with fixed prizes.  So regardless of the cost of a ticket or the number of others involved in the game, the winner still gets the fixed amount.   At times, there may be additional bonuses or prizes tossed in, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the “Info” panel to see what is currently up for grabs.  A listing of winners and the amounts won are posted regularly during the bingo game, so you’ll be able to see what’s going on.

Disconnections

What happens if you’re in the middle of the game when suddenly you lose your internet connection?  Luckily, with most  Bingo’s sites they have an auto-daub system, you’ll have nothing to worry about.  Even if your daubing setting is set to manual, the system will proceed to auto-daub while your internet is down.  You’ll still be able to receive any prizes you might have won while you were offline.

You’ll Love This Game If…

90 Ball Bingo is a great choice for people who love bingo and enjoy spending more time on each game.  With more numbers, 90 Ball games run for a longer period of time, with the prolonged suspense adding to the excitement.  The design and format are timeless and classic and the game is easy to understand.  And, of course, there’s the opportunity to make friends as you chat with other bingo players in our friendly community.  Join in the fun and see what kind of awesome prizes you can win!