While different bingo venues and halls have different rules, the same general guidelines are applied everywhere. We are going to discuss the general rules:
Bingo players who achieve a winning pattern on any of their cards have to yell BINGO in order to grab the attention of the caller and the other players.
– A Line Pattern is when bingo players mark off all five numbers that exist on any horizontal line on the bingo ticket.
– Two Lines is when players mark off five numbers on two of the horizontal lines on one of their bingo cards.
– Full House is the biggest win and has the highest payout. It is when players mark off all of the numbers on one of their Bingo cards.
Most bingo venues, especially in the UK, start the bingo game with a line game. When someone achieves a line, they start a two-line game and then end with a full house game. Some other venues might only play a full house game directly. In the UKs National Bingo Game, they do not play 1 line or 2 line, but they do play Full House.
The rules of online bingo are much simpler as there is no bingo hall, so players can call out numbers loudly, they can sit and watch or do whatever they want. The only rules they are interested in are the winning patterns and payouts. Players will be able to view these rules at each game as every game has its own rules and payouts. Players should check the rules of each game before they start playing to know what they are getting themselves into.