90-ball bingo is one of the fastest-emerging variants of the traditional game of bingo played online in the UK and beyond. It is also known in some quarters as “Housie”. If you are wondering what is 90-ball bingo and how it differs from the original 75-ball bingo game, read on to find out all you need to know to start playing bingo live 90-ball games here at Paddy Power.
What are 90-Ball Bingo Games?
A 90-ball bingo game contains the numbers one through to 90. In most cases, 90-ball bingo is played on a single strip that features a combination of six tickets to be used for each round of gameplay. The 90 numbers are spread across all six tickets, with each number only able to be called out once per game.
How do 90-Ball bingo games work?
When you buy a ticket for 90 number bingo, you will receive six tickets on one strip. Each ticket comprises 27 squares, with 15 numbers on every ticket, ensuring you have 90 numbers displayed across the entirety of your strip.
Players may purchase a maximum of six strips for any game of 90-ball bingo online, giving you a chance to have every number in play up to six times.
How many numbers do you need for 90-Ball bingo?
There are three ways to win when you play bingo live 90-ball games:
- 1 line – when all five numbers displayed on a line are called
- 2 lines – when all ten numbers displayed on two lines of a ticket are called
- House – when all 15 numbers displayed on a ticket a called
How many rows are there in a 90-Ball bingo game?
A standard 90-ball bingo ticket features three rows of nine squares, five of which will have designated numbers and the remaining four will be left blank. On an entire 90 number bingo strip, this means there are 18 active rows to keep an eye on – and 108 if you opt to buy the maximum six strips for a single game!
How many columns are there in a 90-Ball bingo game?
Within a typical 90-ball bingo ticket, you’ll find nine columns of three squares, all of which will have at least one designated number for the active game, with the others left blank. Over an entire 90 number bingo strip, this means there are 54 columns to keep an eye on – and 324 if you choose to buy the maximum six strips for a single game!
What is a strip in 90-Ball bingo games?
When you play a 90 number bingo game online, a strip contains a collection of six separate tickets. All numbers from one to 90 will be displayed on each full strip, with 15 numbers displayed at random on each ticket. It is normally possible to buy up to six strips per game, should you wish to increase your chances of landing a winning strip.
Why does bingo only go to 90?
Good question. If the number of active numbers in a game of bingo went far beyond 90, we would be waiting a long time to land a line, two lines or a house!
It’s not clear why 90 was historically chosen as the active number of squares on a bingo strip.