75 Ball Bingo Games
75 ball bingo has always been labeled as the American or Canadian Bingo version of the game and whilst its roots are in North American Bingo, it's just as much a part of the UK online bingo landscape as 90 ball bingo today.
This 75 ball bingo variant is probably the most versatile of those available to play on the Internet and the reason being the grid that 75 ball bingo is played on. With 25 squares on a 5x5 grid, the pattern opportunities are endless and you'll find quite a number at various different sites.
75 Ball Bingo Game Features
On every single game of 75 ball, the middle square is a free square.
In addition to the ability to create patterns on the grid, there's also the option to play for the vertical and diagonal lines as well as four corners. Some bingo sites have made the most of the options available and offer multi-part games.
Multi-part bingo games give additional ways to win, much like in a 90 ball game. There can be three ways to win in one game for example, you could play for a line vertically or diagonally and then the coverall (all numbers covered).
It was these multiple opportunities that saw the birth of five-line bingo, or Swedish bingo as it is sometimes referred to as. The Virtue Fusion / Playtech platform were first to introduce this variant and then in 2011, the game arrived on the 888 platform.
What makes this 75 ball bingo game popular with players is that each boasts not one, not two, not even three chances to be a winner but FIVE!
For the most part, the prize pot on offer for a 75 ball bingo game is determined by the number of tickets sold and the price they were sold at. However, there are some games that boast a guaranteed prize pot or a sliding jackpot. For these, the rules around the prize pool available may be slightly different.
The 75 Ball Bingo Card
We've already mentioned the size of the card, the number of squares, and the ways in which you can win when you play, but let's take a closer look.
Usually, although it has been known to vary slightly from site to site, a 75 ball bingo card is 5 columns each with 5 rows. Each column has a letter at the top and these spell our B I N G O.
The B column contains numbers 1 to 15, the I the numbers 16 to 30, the N has numbers 31 through to 45, the G hosts 46 to 60 and finally, the O is home to the numbers 61 to 75.
This is not the case at all sites, or on all software platforms though and even on those that do have the lettered columns, the bingo calls may not incorporate the letter.
For example, you are unlikely to hear the bingo caller use the number in the call - B 52, but just the number 52.
Coverall 75 Ball Bingo Games
Probably the best known of the >75 ball bingo games available online today are the Million Pound Coverall games.
These are played at all of the Dragonfish network sites and boast, as the name suggests, a top prize of £1 million. To win you are required to call the full house on a coverall bingo game in a minimum number of calls, 40 or less. Do this, and the top prize is yours!
With just 24 numbers and one free square on a 75 ball bingo board, it's not an impossible task and with a sliding jackpot and minimum pay out guaranteed, it's easy to see why the 75 ball bingo games are popular.
Chit Chat Bingo 75 Ball Bingo Games
Needless to say that we love all bingo games and the fact that the Million Pound Bingo Jackpot coverall game is available at Chit Chat is testament to this. We run a lot of promotions and games in all of our rooms and our dedicated Royal Room on 75 ball bingo games.