90 Ball Bingo: free bingo game, traditional British version!
What Is 90 Ball Bingo?90 Ball Bingo is a game of chance played with randomly drawn balls which players match against the numbers on their set of bingo cards.
This bingo game is traditionally played in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Gameplay is very similar to 75 Ball Bingo, where players mark off numbers on their bingo cards as they are randomly called out, in order to form the winning game pattern.
While the basic game mechanics remain similar to 75 Ball Bingo, 90 Ball bingo differs in the following ways:
Up to 90 ball numbers are called, instead of just 75 numbers.
Cards are issued in sets, where each set is composed of 6 bingo cards.
Each card set contains ALL the numbers from 1-90, with no number repeated.
An individual bingo card is composed of 3x9 squares (not 5x5).
There are more free squares on each bingo card (12 total free squares).
How To Play 90 Ball BingoEach game has a corresponding bingo pattern. Players compete to be the first ones to form this game pattern.
The game does NOT necessarily end immediately when one player forms the bingo pattern though. HeyBingo allows multiple players to call a bingo. The same player can also call bingo on multiple cards. The number of bingos allowed is a percentage of the number of bingo cards in play. More participating players mean more bingos awarded as well.
Bingo CardEach game consists of 6 cards, or a bingo card set. Each card set contains ALL the numbers from 1-90, with no number repeated.
Each card column can only contain the following numbers:
Additionally, each bingo card has the following characteristics:
|1||1 - 9|
|2||10 - 19|
|3||20 - 29|
|4||30 - 39|
|5||40 - 49|
|6||50 - 59|
|7||60 - 69|
|8||70 - 79|
|9||80 - 90|
A single card is composed of 27 squares, arranged in 3 rows and 9 columns.
Each row has exactly 5 numbers and 4 random blank (Free) squares.
There can be no 3 consecutive numbers in any row or any column.
There can be no 3 consecutive blank (Free) squares in any row or any column.
Each column (per card) is arranged from lowest to highest numbers.
HeyBingo is probably one of the very few bingo sites that properly implement these correct 90 Ball bingo card rules.
Game patterns determine the winning formations of the game. As you dab numbers on your cards, the dabbed numbers must match the same formation as the current game pattern. When you form one of the game patterns, you can call bingo and win the game.
In the example pattern above, "8-Pack" means you must dab the sequence of numbers that form an 8-pack pattern, which is composed of 8 adjacent squares arranged in 2 rows and 4 columns. The game will show all possible pattern combinations in a sequence.
Bingo Calls / Bingo NicknamesBingo calls or bingo nicknames were created to make it easier to clarify all the numbers on the bingo board, as each number is called during the game.
We have a separate page with more detailed information about Bingo Calls / Bingo Nicknames.
Jackpot90 Ball Bingo features a progressive jackpot prize. The following rules apply:
Your rank is 1st place. This means you are the FIRST player to call a bingo.
The last ball called must be the jackpot number on your winning card.
There must be at least 2 participating players in the game to win the jackpot.
It's not enough that you dabbed the jackpot number. Your winning card's pattern must include the jackpot number.
NOTE: 2nd placer and lower are NOT eligible for the jackpot.
TIE BREAKER: In case there are multiple players to call bingo on the same ball, the player who pressed his bingo button first and called bingo ahead of others (as determined by the game server) will rank higher. So there are no ties. It pays to submit your bingo call as fast as you can!
General jackpot rules (applies to ALL HeyBingo games):
The BASE jackpot is 250/50 of game currencies.
The jackpot amount increases depending on the number of players in the game.
The maximum jackpot is 1500/150 of game currencies.
When a player wins the jackpot, the jackpot is reset to the BASE amount.
Guest players are NOT eligible to win the jackpot.