Bingo is a game played and enjoyed by a large number of people all over the world. It is a game of random selection of numbers kept in the hopper. The balls are regulated manually or electronically. Each of these have a unique number which has to be matched with the numbers that are inscribed on the tickets or cards one has to take. The person who completes the card with all or the maximum matches is the winner.
There are two popular variations of this game. One is the 75-ball bingo and the other is the 90-ball bingo game. The 75-ball bingo game is played in US and the 90 ball bingo is mostly played in the UK and parts of Australia, Asia, and Europe.
The main difference between the two ball bingos is the ways in which the numbers are arranged on the cards.
In the 75-ball bingo, there is a single card for each game with 24 numbers. The word bingo is written on the top of the cards and the 5 rows signify the letters of the word. In this version one has the possibility to play with a number of cards but each one being unique may be repeated several times. There are 5 rows and 5 columns in every card. The player has to achieve different patterns during the course of the game. Each time before a game begins the patterns are announced by the computer.
However, in the 90-ball game you have to purchase tickets which come in strips, with 6 tickets in each of them. An arrangement of the numbers from 1 to 90 is being done in a grid which contains 3 rows and 3 columns. Each row is inscribed with 5 numbers and the remainder of the square has to be left empty. You will get 15 numbers on each ticket. The ticket you buy will have numbers from 1 to 90 in varying order. For each game you will be able to play in any number of tickets between 1 and 6. If you have a strip you can mark whatever number has been called by the computer, and hence you will get the chance to finish a winning pattern.
Prizes offered for 90-ball Bingo are of three types-one for achieving a single row, then for achieving two rows, and lastly for the full house. So the additional advantage here compared to 75-ball bingo is that more people get the opportunity to win several times in the same game.