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There are a lot of varieties of bingo online, and it can often get confusing if you’re new to the online version of the game. It pays to go back to how the original, traditional, and classical game of bingo was played off-line, live, with a group of people who were physically in the same room, holding actual cards in front of them. The game is called 75-ball bingo, because, as the name suggests, the game uses 75 different numbers, and the cards contain 25 random numbers from 1 to 75. Take this game, and play it online, and you’ll see that it’s a tremendous amount of fun. Here’s all you need to know about 75-ball online bingo.

The structure of your cards

Your playing cards are structured in a 5 by 5 grid, arranged so that there are five rows and five columns. In each square you have a random number, from 1 to 75. Each square has a number – except for the one in the middle (row 3, column 3), which is a blank and open for all. In other words, you need a minimum of four numbers drawn to have a chance of winning. The winner is the one who can first create a straight line either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

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Your chances of winning

The odds of winning are hard to calculate, because you are competing with other people – hence, it depends on how many people are playing, and what kinds of cards they get. However, here are some interesting statistics:

  • The average number of balls drawn before someone shouts ‘Bingo’ is 41.3.
  • You have only a 1% chance of getting bingo when only 17 balls are drawn.
  • If 28 balls are drawn, you chances increase to 10%.
  • Your chances are 50% of getting bingo with 41 balls drawn.

Playing online

You can play bingo online – and you can do this whenever you want to. Here’s what’s great; you can actually use the statistics to help you decide how many cards to get. This can greatly increase the odds of winning the pot and many other prizes.

When you go online and search for bingo games to play, you may be confronted with various options – since the online version exists, players have come up with 30-ball, 80-ball, and 90-ball varieties, and for the newcomer this can be a little confusing. Just remember this: the 75-ball variety is the traditional way of doing things, and it is therefore tested and proven throughout the ages to be the perfect bingo game to play. Before considering any other variety, try the 75-ball version first. Nothing beats the original, after all. Happy playing!