Differences between 75 and 90-Ball Bingo

Differences between 75 and 90-Ball Bingo

An Introduction to the Two Types of Bingo
Bingo is a gambling game that has been extremely popular since the days when it first came into existence. The game today has some degree of social acceptance as well, as it is used frequently to raise money for social events and charities. The game has seen its popularity increasing even further once it went online.

There are basically two types of bingo, be it the traditional form of the game or the online its newer, more recent, online avatar. One version is called 75-ball bingo, while the other one is called 90-ball bingo. Since the game has two types, there are bound to be differences and some similarities as well between the two versions of the game. In this article we will discuss the differences between 75-ball and 90-ball bingo.

75-Ball and 90-Ball Bingo – Basic Differences
The basic difference between 75-ball and 90-ball bingo is in the geographical locations where the two games are played. While 75-ball bingo were popular in the United States of American* and North America in general, the other version of the game, 90-ball bingo, is popular mostly in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

75-Ball and 90-Ball Bingo – Some More Differences
There are, apart from the difference in geographical locations where it is played, other differences, mostly in areas that are fundamental to the game itself. In 75-ball bingo, each bingo card has a grid of 25 squares arranged in a 5×5 format. The squares contain random numbers between 1 and 75.

When it comes to 90-ball bingo, the game is slightly different in that the ticket that you buy has numbers laid out in a grid in a 3×9 format. You need to buy six cards containing the numbers between 1 and 90, with each card containing 15 squares arranged in three rows of five boxes each. So the number of squares you have on a card in 90-ball bingo is lesser than in 75-ball bingo, while the total numbers involved are more.

There is another difference between 75-ball and 90-ball bingo; this difference is in the number of possible winning combinations and chances to win. In the case of 75-ball bingo, there are a number of different types of bingo games; the games are played on the basis of patterns and you can have a large number of patterns in this version of the game. There are also different types of games as well, one good example being the cover all game type. In this version of the game, there is always one winner.

In the case of 90-ball bingo, the game progresses in three stages. The last stage holds out the possibility of winning the jackpot as well, while you get an opportunity to win at each stage of the game, not just the last stage. This means you can have as many as three different winners in a single bingo game when it comes to 90-ball bingo.

*Note; Online Gambling is illegal in the US.