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  • 75 Ball Bingo – Game Rules and Description | Wink Bingo
    on the screen in the top left corner Cards Selections In order to play it is required that you purchase at least one card in a game of 75 ball bingo In a single game you can purchase up to 96 cards maximum Before purchasing cards you need to fund your bingo account with the right amount of money PC You ll be able to see the price per card on the left side of the screen at the top of the information bar You ll be able to see the price per card on the card or at the purchase panel Manual Selection of Cards You can choose one card at a time by clicking on each of the cards you want to purchase If the cards displayed don t feel right to you you can click on Get New Cards under the cost of the cards display The current cards will disappear and be replaced with new ones However the cards you already chose will remain To alternate between the 24 cards available you can click on the red buttons above the cards with the arrows Automatic Selection of Cards If having the computer choose your cards for you sounds appealing then you can use the Auto Select Cards box to specify the number of cards you wish to purchase The maximum number of cards you can purchase with Auto Select is 96 Once you have made your auto selection you can click on any of the selected cards one at a time and remove them from the selection Your auto selected cards total will appear underneath the auto select cards area Buying Cards The perquisite for entering a bingo game is the purchase of at least 1 card The maximum number of cards you can purchase in a single game is 96 It is only possible to purchase cards after you have funded your bingo account with the right amount of funds You ll always be able to view your account balance at the top of the bingo screen To deposit into your account anytime click the Cashier The price per card is visible on the left hand side of the bingo screen on the top Playing the Game After you purchase cards for a bingo game the next step is to wait for the game to begin You can keep track of the time left until the game starts by checking the Game Starts countdown which appears in the top left corner of the bingo screen Which appears on the top of the screen New bingo games begin every few minutes so the wait is never long Once the game begins all the details you need to play will appear in an info bar on top of your cards For example you ll see the number of players who are playing the game the jackpot prizes and the pattern you need to get in order to win Each number that is called during the game appears

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  • Play Bingo Progressive Jackpots at WinkBingo!
    75 ball 90 ballo bingo you could win it JOIN NOW 75 Ball Progressive Jackpot MONEYBALL How to win at 75 Ball Bingo Be the first to Bingo on the special Moneyball pattern which is 12 slots to daub in 34 calls or less and you will win the jackpot From 35 calls or more the winner will only get the jackpot for that specific game and the progressive amount will keep on growing When the jackpot is won it will start growing again from 250 When and where to play The progressive will play 3 times every hour in The Hangout from 7 00 pm to midnight and randomly through the day Times past the hour are 15 30 and 45 90 Ball Progressive Jackpot FULL HOUSE The 90 Ball progressive jackpot is up for grabs during all 90 Ball games Just cover your full card in 37 calls or less and the progressive jackpot plus that specific game s jackpot are all yours When the jackpot is won it will start growing again from 100 How to win at 90 Ball Bingo TERMS CONDITIONS More information on Bingo Games Wink Bingo s games terms conditions apply Wink Bingo s full terms conditions apply Last updated 17 12 2015 Terms Conditions Responsible Gaming Banking Payment Methods Bingo Infographics Privacy Policy About Us Help Contact Us Affiliates Fair Play Wink Slots Snowy Bingo Copyright 1997 2015 Cassava Enterprises Gibraltar Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of 888 Holdings plc Cassava Enterprises Gibraltar Limited is incorporated in Gibraltar which is part of the European Union 888 Holdings plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange Cassava Enterprises Gibraltar Limited is licensed to offer online gaming services by the Government of Gibraltar License Number 022 regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner under the

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  • The History of Bingo | Wink Bingo
    players a game card on which a selection of numbers or letters were printed Using a tombola drum the master of ceremonies would then draw tiles and the first player to cover a set amount of numbers or spell out a certain word would be declared the winner As Le Lotto and Germany s tombola game began to proliferate and spread across Europe the next major milestone in bingo s evolution came courtesy of Hugh J Ward in the 20th century 20th Century Bingo The US Carnival Revolution In 1920 Hugh J Ward stumbled upon bingo during one of his trips to Europe noted down the main structure and started developing his own version for carnivals in the US Initially called beano on account of dried beans being used as markers the game operated in the same way as Le Lotto and the first person to cover their game card would shout beano Naturally as the game spread across the US the word beano was quickly bastardised and records suggest the word bingo was formed through a slip of the tongue during the 1920s It was also during this time that toy salesman Edwin S Lowe turned the game into a mass market product Spotting the game at a carnival in 1929 Lowe worked with Columbia University maths professor Carl Leffler to create 6 000 different card combinations all with an equal chance of winning a single game After this he copyrighted the word bingo in 1930 and modern bingo was born Lowe followed this up with the official bingo rule book in 1933 and this helped standardise the game around the world Post WWII Bingo Proliferation through Necessity Buoyed by the allusions to beano and the greater scope for entertainment bingo became a huge hit in the US and by the mid 1930s it was estimated that 10 000 games were being played every week This level of participation raised millions of dollars and that encouraged churches and charities to use bingo as a means of raising funds By 1940 bingo was seen as a revenue generator as opposed to an educational tool as well as entertainment and by the end of World War II in 1945 it was used by local councils as a way of boosting morale and repairing Britain 1960 2000 Bingo s Rise and Fall From the 1960s onwards live bingo hit its peak in the UK Participation rates across a network of more than 1 000 bingo halls topped one million players per month and revenue soared As well as thriving in terms of participation the bingo industry also became a major employer in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s At its peak British bingo employed more than 20 000 people in the UK Unfortunately participation rates gradually dropped and the UK Bingo Association reported that the number of active bingo halls in the country had dropped below 400 Moreover the number of people employed by the industry was less than 12 000

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  • Bingo In Our Society | Wink Bingo
    symbol in British culture and beyond Bingo as a Cultural Icon One of the main social circles bingo has become a part of over the last 60 or more years is charity During World War II bingo was used both as a way to occupy the troops in between battles and raise morale for those at home In fact we know that bingo was used as a form of entertainment for the troops thanks to reference to military culture within the game Much like popular bingo phrases such as Jump and Jive 35 Key to the Door 21 and Dancing Queen 17 which are all nods to modern cultural icons the call Doctor s Orders is used to refer to the number nine Why Because that was the number written on the laxative tablet given to soldiers during WWII for more on bingo lingo see Chapter 12 This symbiotic relationship between bingo and modern culture through which each impinges on the other has reinforced the popularity of bingo in modern culture Moreover through its popularity among military personnel bingo was able to proliferate across Europe and North America as allied troops returned home Post WWII Bingo s Cultural Significance After the conclusion of WWII in 1945 bingo quickly spread across Europe and North America However in the UK it remained a casual pursuit thanks to the absence of any codified gambling laws Nonetheless bingo was able to prosper thanks to the holiday camp culture that dominated the country throughout the Fifties Sixties and Seventies With the war over and spirits high many more Britons were able to take vacations and that led to a boom in British holiday camp operators such as Butlins Designed to be a one stop shop for a family s entertainment and leisure needs holiday camps used bingo as a way to keep their patrons entertained Interest in bingo remained high heading into the Sixties and by the time the UK passed the Betting and Gambling Act of 1960 the country was gripped by the game With bingo halls now legal across the country and the number of cinemas dropping from 4 500 to 3 000 due to the popularity of TV they began to find a home in these empty venues As bingo pushed its way further into the public s consciousness a number of cultural mediums began to use the game as a motif Bob s Full House The BBC game show presented by Bob Monkhouse was first aired in 1984 and was one of the most visible examples of bingo s influence on popular culture It featured four contestants who had to answer questions in order to fill their bingo card Lucky Numbers The format for Bob s Full House was later adopted as the basis for shows including ITV s 1995 programme Lucky Numbers National Bingo Night Similarly in the US bingo also had an influence on TV thanks to shows such as National Bingo Night Bingo in Today s Society Following

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  • Bingo In the UK | Wink Bingo
    gamble bingo was formed Very early instances of the game are thought to have come from Malta where the British Royal Navy had a base From as early as 1814 the navy men were playing Maltese tombola which was almost identical to modern bingo Alongside this game John Stephens an archaeologist discovered a novel lottery game while on his travels to Mexico Similar to the lotteries he d seen in the UK but with some subtle tweaks Stephens brought the game back to the UK and that was the start of bingo in the UK Through a combination of international influence and naval necessity bingo was eventually formalised in the early 1900s According to military records bingo was recognised as an official game on naval ships in 1880 and by 1914 the game was popular among all members of the crew This popularity led to a need for solid rules and during this period balls from 1 to 90 were used as were improvised game cards and markers The Rise of British Bingo Halls Despite bingo s popularity in the navy and British society as a whole the First World War caused the game s evolution to stall Aside from the distraction of fighting the government outlawed cash betting in an attempt to stop the poor from gambling Once again however this was nothing more than a stumbling block in bingo s history Indeed housey housey was popular with British soldiers during WWI and by the time the war was over in 1918 the game once again struck a chord with the masses Fast forward to 1960 and the introduction of the UK Betting and Gambling Act Until this time bingo had been nothing more than a cottage industry made up of local games and seaside attractions However once the law allowed games such as bingo to be offered on a large scale the industry became a commercial enterprise and the Great British bingo hall was formed The Great British Bingo Hall As much of a meeting place as a venue designed to offer games of bingo the British bingo hall quickly became an institution Although Catholic churches had previously housed local bingo games dedicated bingo halls soon became the place to play National operators began to open up venues in local areas initially the vast majority of venues were opened in the north of England and the game developed in two ways local and national games In each town a bingo operator would offer nightly games with internal prize pools However as the game became more popular more national games became common By linking each local venue together for a special game each week players were able to compete against their peers around the country and win some major prizes At its peak the live bingo industry in the UK boasted more than 600 venues However as interest in the game began to wane in the 1990s the number fell sharply Today less than 400 bingo halls are still

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  • The Mechanics of Bingo | Wink Bingo
    in a predetermined way In general a 90 ball bingo will use game cards made up of 27 squares with each arranged into nine columns and three rows Each row contains five numbers leaving four blank spaces and each column contains up to three numbers arranged in the following way Column 1 Numbers from 1 to 9 Column 2 Numbers from 10 to 20 Column 3 Numbers from 21 to 30 Column 4 Numbers from 31 to 40 Column 5 Number from 41 to 50 Column 6 Numbers from 51 to 60 Column 7 Numbers from 61 to 70 Column 8 Numbers from 71 to 80 Column 9 Numbers from 81 to 90 In contrast to the typical 90 ball layout used in the UK US bingo games are generally played using 75 balls This structural difference means that each game card is arranged into a 5x5 format with the five columns labelled B I N G and O from left to right The centre space is usually marked Free and is automatically filled In terms of the numbers contained in each column the range of options runs in the following way B Column Numbers 1 to 15 I Column Numbers 16 to 30 N Column Numbers 31 to 45 G Column Numbers 46 to 60 O Column Numbers 61 to 75 The Caller To help make bingo more entertaining a caller is used to bring things to life with a range of colourful words and phrases Although there are names for almost every number combination some of the most famous include 1 Kelly s Eye 11 Legs Eleven 16 Sweet Sixteen 22 Two Little Ducks 88 Two Fat Ladies 90 Top of the Shop For more on the nuances of bingo s lingo make sure you check out Chapter 12 of the Wink Bingo guide How to Create a Home Bingo Game As we ve mentioned bingo is a game that can be played anywhere by anyone From the outline above it can be seen that there are very few elements required to host a game of bingo In fact such is the simplicity of the game that a bingo game can be created using the following techniques Homemade Game Cards Firstly it must be decided how many balls are going to be used as this will determine how a game card looks Although tickets can be made by hand if required it is easier and fairer to simply buy a booklet of tickets Homemade Bingo Balls The next thing needed is some balls and a bowl If necessary these can be made using a batch of ping pong balls and a permanent marker On each ball a unique number must be written before each is placed in the bowl Homemade Bingo Pens The final thing needed in order to set up the perfect bingo home game is a sufficient number of pens Although a standard pen will work a felt tipped pen or dauber are preferable in order

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  • Bingo Variants | Wink Bingo
    the 9x3 format will contain three rows housing nine squares Within this grid a total of 15 random numbers are placed and because of the way the numbers are printed bingo tickets come in rolls of six it is possible to cover every number if six game tickets are purchased It is important to note that purchasing six tickets does not guarantee a win Each ticket contains a random mix of numbers and it is this random structure that ensures all tickets have an equal chance of winning Looking at the probabilities in a game of UK bingo there are a lot of numbers to consider To really understand the game it is necessary to compare it to another variant As a starting point the probabilities for completing a line two lines and a full house in the quickest number of calls possible are as follows Single line in five calls 1 in 14 649 756 Two lines in ten calls 1 in 1 906 881 827 301 Three lines full house in 15 calls 1 in 45 795 673 964 460 800 Traditional Bingo Games in the US As noted bingo in the US is different from bingo in the UK because of the amount of numbers in the game Under the rules of traditional US bingo there are 75 number balls in play and like the UK version of the game the game tickets are structured in such a way that all competitors have a fair shot at winning The main difference between a US bingo ticket and a UK game card can be seen at the top of the former A purchased ticket has the word BINGO printed at the top and this helps set the 5x5 structure for the ticket Unlike UK bingo tickets there is only one free square in US bingo and the rest of the card is filled with a total of 24 numbers Another difference between US and UK bingo tickets is that the former do not run in the same consecutive order as the latter As noted above UK bingo tickets come in blocks of six which means it is possible to claim every number if you purchase six tickets In contrast each US bingo ticket is unique and this means players who purchase multiple tickets can have duplicate numbers The other major difference between US and UK bingo is that the American version does not rely on lines Instead of players having to fill one two and then three lines US bingo players are aiming to make certain patterns which can include lines At the start of the game the players are told which pattern they are playing e g four corners a star diagonal lines letters and they must mark off the numbers that correspond to the designated pattern In cover all games players are aiming to mark off every square in the same way they would if they were playing for a full house in UK bingo Comparing

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  • Differences Between Bingo Halls and Online Bingo | Wink Bingo
    ball and 75 ball games internet bingo focuses on speed In a bingo hall the majority of players are there to enjoy an evening of entertainment This means that operators need to balance speed and timing to ensure each customer feels like they are getting maximum value In contrast online bingo players are more focused on dipping in and out of the action In fact even if they do want to enjoy an evening of bingo they can simply play a new game every 30 seconds if they wish This contrast in cultures has given online operators the ability to offer shorter bingo variants including 50 ball and 30 ball bingo In addition to variations on bingo s traditional structure numbered balls and game cards online operators have also created their own games Based on bingo but coming from a slightly different angle games such as SNAP playing cards are used instead of numbered balls bring a different dimension to the industry Speed As has been mentioned already in this chapter online bingo is built for speed while land based bingo is built for engagement The difference in players expectations when playing live a night of entertainment or online speed and money making opportunities has helped create a culture of speed in the virtual arena Although direct comparisons between the two mediums are tricky given the stylistic differences it is generally accepted that online bingo flows at more than three times the speed of regular bingo A proficient bingo caller will call a number every 10 seconds In contrast a virtual bingo caller will put out a new number every three seconds Additionally because an online game is controlled by a random number generator the rate of calls is consistent Human callers can get distracted lose concentration and even take small breaks during games which can also slow the pace down Moreover because all wins and calls are automatically verified by the system there is no need to stop the online action for long but checking a winning call in a bingo hall can take up to five minutes Cost The average cost of a night at a bingo hall is 20 which includes game tickets food and drink Online bingo operators have much lower space and staffing costs and the reduced overheads means they can offer games at a much lower price Although there are games that can cost as much as the land based arena around 5 the average ticket price is around 1 This lower average is due in part to games costing as little as 0 05 Moreover online bingo can also be enjoyed for free with new players often given access to a selection of free games for a limited amount of time Prizes Every bingo hall hosts its own games with varying jackpots but the main way in which bingo works is that the prizes on offer are a summation of the number of buy ins collected This means that prizes can fluctuate wildly

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