90 Ball Bingo Rules
90 Ball Bingo (also called "Housie") is a very popular bingo variant played
mainly in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Europe and parts of South America. So
if you want to know how to play this game, here are the 90 ball bingo rules.
When you play 90 Ball Bingo you must first buy your cards (called "tickets" in
this game) and each of these tickets has 3 horizontal rows and 9 columns. Also a row will
contain 5 numbers and 4 blank spaces. The first column is for numbers 1-9, the second
columns is for numbers 10-19 and so on. Usually you can buy your tickets in
"strip" of 6 tickets, so a strip will contain all the 90 numbers.
Contrary to 75 Ball Bingo, there are only 3 winning patterns and there are also 3 possible
winners for each game. The first player who marks all the numbers on any 1 line of a
ticket win the first prize of the game. The second prize is for the first player who will
mark all the numbers of any 2 lines. Finally the biggest and last prize is for a
"Full House", when a player marks all the 15 numbers of a ticket. Note that it
is possible for a player to win more than once per game.
If more than one player claim the same prize, it will be split equally among them. Each
prize amount depends on the number of card purchased. Games with a lot of players will
have bigger prize pots. On many online bingo sites, there are also progressive jackpots
where you can win thousands of dollars/pounds.
Finally, online bingo halls usually give you the option of "Auto-Dab" so all the
numbers will be marked automatically by the software. You can toggle this option on or
off. Other features can be offered by bingo sites so take the time to read the 90 ball
bingo rules of the site you have decided to play.
A screenshot of a 90 ball bingo game