Bingo: What are the rules for 75 Ball Pattern Bingo?
Tickets and Strips
In the 75 Ball Pattern Bingo game, a ticket is an individual grid of 25 squares made up of 5 rows and 5 columns.
Each square contains a number so 25 numbers appear on each ticket apart from the centre square which is "free" and will have a star icon in it.
The price of a ticket varies for each bingo game. When tickets are available for purchase, the ticket price is clearly published on the face of each ticket, in the "Purchase Tickets" pop-up window and at the top of the "Ticket Area" of the bingo window.
Once the game has started, tickets will show a unique ticket number.
In the 75 Ball Pattern Bingo game, a strip is a group of 3 tickets. Every possible number from 1 through to 75 will appear on each full strip.
You may purchase a total of 6 strips for each bingo game, totalling 18 tickets!
The prizes/jackpots offered in each bingo game each have a minimum guaranteed jackpot but the actual prize is determined by the number of players/ticket purchased per game. The more players/tickets purchased, the bigger the jackpot!
In some games the prize amount may be rounded.
Each pattern bingo game will have a different number of prizes on offer these will include, 1 line and full house/pattern and full house/pattern 1, pattern 2 and full house or just the pattern.
The player who gets the numbers marked off the 1 line/pattern 1/pattern 2 or full house first wins the prize amount stated.
In a 1 line and pattern game should a player win the pattern prize before the 1 line play will continue for the 1 line until such time as there is a winner.
It is possible that a player may win one or more prizes on the same number i.e. the pattern and full house; in this case the player will be awarded both prize monies for the separate prize wins.
You will be a winner and will receive the current prize regardless of whether you have marked the numbers on the winning ticket. The bingo game will automatically identify a win. Winners will be visibly published in bingo and the Bingo Caller will make an announcement.
Two or more players can win/share a prize in bingo (1 line/pattern 1/pattern 2 or full house), i.e. players’ may have tickets which meet the prize criteria on the same ball. A single player may also win a prize more than once too! i.e. this can only happen if the player purchased tickets from other strips In such circumstances the cash prize will be split in equal proportions between the winners. Winnings will be deposited directly into the player's account.