A collection of typical bingo features and themes, including anything from 30 ball bingo to 90 ball bingo, to bingo with just pictures instead of numbers or playing cards instead of actual bingo tickets. These games come in all shapes and sizes as operators try to innovate and improve on this traditional past time. Included in our selection are the popular Cash Cubes, Slingo, Rainbow Riches Bingo, Cinco and many more.
Slingo Rainbow Riches is the popular variant from Slingo that marries the fun and excitement of Slingo with Rainbow Riches. The game picked up the prestigious ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the 2018 WhichBingo Awards.
Unique bonus rounds are awarded for completing multiple lines (or slingos) on your card. All of which are themed to Rainbow Riches.
Some of the best bingo sites around are still based on 90 ball bingo, most with some kind of progressive jackpot, but many more with an added twist and often more ways to win. Often these will also be Community jackpots, meaning that the winner gets half the pot and every other player shares the other half – win/win for the players there so that puts 90 ball near the top of the popularity charts.
Coconut Island is 50-ball developed by Playtech and running exclusively at Gala, Ladbrokes and Coral Bingo. The theme is a desert island with coconuts falling from a palm tree and cracking open as they hit the ground to reveal the number called.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Bingo has been around for quite some time now and is, at first glance, its standard 90-ball bingo.What makes it stand out from the crowd is that it offers no less than 12 jackpots. They can be won by calling within the number thresholds that are indicated on the screen. As well as the jackpots that can be won by calling in a specific amount of numbers,it boasts your normal one line, two lines and full house prizes that are available on all 90 ball.
Tipping Point Bingo was introduced to Sky Bingo in February 2017 and is loosely based on the television quiz show hosted by Ben Shephard on ITV. Your tickets look like those you win in the coin pusher machine at the local arcade. If you have watched the quiz show Tipping Point, you will know that it is a giant coin pusher machine that determines winning amounts for the contestants.
Another themes on the Virtue Fusion / Playtech platform and this time it’s one of the most popular reality shows on TV, X factor. The base is traditional 90 ball, but what makes X Factor Bingo different is the chance to win the Judges Jackpot. To win the Judges Jackpot prize you must first have won the full house. If the number that you win on is on the Judges Jackpot ticket and has not been marked off, the Any Number prize is yours. However, if you complete the one line, two lines or the full house for the Judges Jackpot with the number you called bingo on, the house prize is yours and it’s substantially higher.
The Chase Bingo was launched in October 2016 and like many themes at Gala Bingo, its has traditional 90 ball at its core. All players have the chance of winning the one line, two lines and full house but in addition, there are extra prizes like The Final Chase progressive. A Chaser is chosen at random from five that are on the TV quiz show and then you have to watch the answer board – Player vs Chaser. If you get home and aren’t caught, the money is yours but if you lose and the Chaser wins, you will receive a consolation prize.
Why is Swedish Bingo called this and not five-line bingo when they are exactly the same? To be completely honest we do not know. Both five line and Swedish Bingo are the same, as are the European alternative to the traditional US 75 ball. What Swedish Bingo offers is the best of both worlds, a cross between 75 ball and 90 ball with more chances of winning and as players, we love it.
This is probably one of the lesser-known themes available on the Virtue Fusion / Playtech software. Snakes and ladders has three prizes, the one line, two lines and the full house and the prizes offered in the Feature . The top prize on the latter is £500 and awarded if you manage to reach the top of the Snakes and Ladders board.
When you play Royal 5’s bingo you are not given a standard bingo ticket but instead, five cards. Instead of bingo balls, card deck values are called and the aim is to mark off all five cards in your hand to win a prize. The number of tickets sold and the price of the cards determine the actual prize on offer.
The clue is in the name Roll On bingo, it means that once the full house has been won, additional numbers will be called and subsequently create more winners. There can be as many as 20 additional numbers called. Roll On bingo increases the chance of winning for all players and you will be notified before tickets sales are closed that the next time to play will include these additional prizes.
In Rollercoaster Bingo you’re not playing with traditional bingo tickets but instead, carriages with five seats in that are all named. The idea is to fill your Rollercoaster carriage to win.
The rollercoaster spins around the loop and releases one of the balls at the top. If you have that named ball, they take a seat in the appropriate carriage. There is just one standard house prize for Rollercoaster but two jackpots. The largest of these is won if you call in five balls drops, the lower with six.
Pulse was launched at tombola in July 2014 but doesn’t have bingo tickets in the way that you would expect. Instead you have twelve bubbles floating around the screen. If you prefer the bubbles to be static in three columns of four, simply click the room name at the bottom of the screen. The bingo numbers are called in the traditional way, and winning is as you would expect with all bubbles being popped to scoop the house prize on offer. The house prize is determined in the normal way, the number of tickets sold and at what prices.
Pirates was a new addition to the portfolio at tombola in July 2012. Although more like Cinco, it has great playability. Your bingo tickets consist of several pirate themed icons on a treasure map. There are three columns of icons, each five long. There are various pirates, a parrot, treasure, guns and more.
A card is turned to reveal one of the symbols and you have to mark them off if you have them on any of your cards. You play for the one line and the full house, both prizes that are determined by ticket prices and sales.
Lucky Numbers Bingo is a variant of 90 ball bingo that offers extra prizes. At the start you are asked to choose three lucky numbers between 1 and 90. Lucky Numbers Bingo also has the traditional one line, two lines and full house prizes. If a Lucky Numbers Bingo jackpot is released by players matching the bonus numbers, the winnings are shared amongst all those who have match numbers to release the jackpot.
Immortal Romance is a slot title from Microgaming, a popular slot with interesting bonus rounds and great graphics. It’s based on 90 ball bingo, and winning is achieved in the same way as your standard 90 ball play, by marking off numbers to make the one line, two lines and full house. As you play, you collect Medallions to fill up your Power Up bar and when you have a total of 20 notches, you get the chance to win one of the four extra jackpots on offer. The wheel will spin to determine the ‘hero’ you are playing and this determines whether you land the Mini, Minor, Major or Mega Jackpot.
Flash Fives is the name of the 888 version of the tombola Cinco card bingo. It was first launched at their flagship brand 888Ladies in April 2016. Like other versions, tickets consist of five cards and the aim is to cover all five cards to win the prize.
Emoji Bingo is a variant of 50-ball bingo. There are no standard bingo tickets, just 10 different Emoji’s floating around the screen. Instead of numbers being called, Emoji’s are and as you match them on the screen, then disappear.
You are given the option of five different sets of Emoji’s to choose from, and these include popular ones like the smiley face, a thumbs up, a love heart and even a poo! There are also festive sets of Emoji’s available at Christmas time.
Emmerdale Bingo is exclusive to Gala Bingo and followed a couple of years after the other soap themed 90 ball, Coronation Bingo. Like other versions of 90-ball bingo, you have the one line, two lines and full house to play for. Above your tickets you can see a white Range Rover and the number of miles to certain landmarks in and around Emmerdale. Above the Range Rover is a number; this number is the miles that it has already travelled. When every full house is called, the number that it is called on is the number of miles that the car will drive.
This version plays in exactly the same way as 75-ball deal or no deal but on 90 ball tickets. The only other difference is how the progressive jackpot is won because 31 numbers or less is required to land the big win. There is a Virtue Fusion / Playtech powered site called Deal or No Deal Bingo but you’ll also find two different versions of this system at many of the other sites powered by the software.
Cinco is the inspiration behind many a card based bingo and it’s available at tombola. As time as gone on, more and more rooms have been added to the Cinco lobby and this can be attributed to its popularity amongst players. As well as the single house prize, Cinco boasts three other jackpots in each room. The value of these is determined by the price paid per ticket but they are awarded for a call in five cards, six cards and seven cards.
In each of these there are a total of six prizes; four line prizes and the coverall prize. The players who call the full house will then have triggered the Deal or No Deal feature. During the main play a number of Deal or No Deal boxes are shown above your tickets. As the numbers are called, if any correspond with a box, it is opened and the value revealed and removed. When the full house is called, the winner is offered a cash value by the banker and then they have to decide, deal or no deal.
Cashline is the Mecca Bingo version 80 ball. Like other variants found at a selection of other sites, it plays on a 4 x 4 grid. Each time is different in so far as you can be playing for different patterns. You could be playing just for one line, and then the next for one, two, three columns and then for the coverall. Or it could be you play for corners, middle squares or lines.
March 2016 saw Burst Bingo explode into the world of mobile gaming but now its available on your desktop too. At the start of Burst Bingo you are required to choose ten numbers and this is done by moving left and right on the screen. You then have to pick the bet amount that you want to place and this will decide the prize money that you are playing for. The more you bet, the higher the prize money.
Like many of the themed bingo games that we see from the world of online bingo, Britain’s Got Talent Bingo plays on a traditional 90-ball bingo board. It has the same prizes as your standard 90 ball – one line, two lines and the full house but if you buy a minimum of six tickets, you get to select three lucky numbers. On occasion, you might get offered a free scratchcard at the end, but that’s only to players who have purchased a minimum of six tickets.
In early 2017 a new bingo option arrived on the Virtue Fusion network that was themed around one of their most popular slots, Bouncy Balls. There are four Bouncy Balls of your chosen colour entwined in vines and surrounded by 12 numbers. You release the balls as the numbers are marked off. There are three different prizes that can be won; the standard house prize, the Community Jackpot and the Progressive Jackpot.
Bingo Vegas is the name that Costa Bingo has for Foxy Fives at Foxy Bingo and Flash Fives at sites like 888 Ladies and Wink Bingo but it’d played the same way. The design of Bingo Vegas differs slightly but you are presented with five sets of five cards. Instead of bingo numbers being called, its played using a standard 52 deck of cards. As cards are called, you have to place a chip on the corresponding card if it shows on your purchased tickets. Mark all five and you are a winner.
The Bingo Royale room is exclusive to Jackpotjoy and was an homage to Barbara Windsor as the Queen of Bingo. She featured in cartoon form with her trusty little dog and she was also the bingo caller. When Paddy McGuinness took over and the site upgraded to HTML5 major changes were needed. Now we have a cute dog in charge, waited on by a lanky butler.
At first glance it’s traditional 90-ball bingo on the Gamesys software until the full house is called. Then there is the possibility of a royal appearance and decreeing that additional numbers are called to create more winners.
Not to be confused with the tombola Roulette, Bingo Roulette is far more appealing; Players are given three options of betting prices (10p, 25p and 50p) and then have the choice of playing one, two, three or four chip colours.
When the bingo roulette is in play, the wheel spins, and whichever number the ball lands on, is the number that you have to remove your chip from if you have one on that number. The aim is to remove all of one set of chip colours, eight in total.
When it first arrived, Bingo Lotto was exclusively available to mobile and tablet players when it first arrived but can now be played on your desktop too. There are just 49 numbers, as there once was in the Lotto from the National Lottery. There are chances for four winners and each bingo card features just six numbers. The aim is to match three, four, five or six numbers.As is the case with all traditional bingo, numbers continue to be called until some calls the house, in this case, matches six numbers on their ticket.
Bingo Bowl is William Hill’s exclusive take on 50 ball and as the name suggests, instead of bingo tickets, its played using bowling pins. Each of the 10 pins are set in the usual triangular formation of a bowling match and as they are called, they turn yellow. There are three jackpots to be won and each are displayed above your bingo bowling pins.The biggest of the jackpots available is the Lucky Strike and this is the progressive and won when the full house is called in 15 numbers or less.
Big Banker Bingo is played in the traditional style of 90-ball bingo but before it starts, you are shown a selection of safes, each one is numbered; as numbers are called, their corresponding safes are opened and the values revealed.
There are four prizes to be won – one line, two lines, full house and the Big Banker feature. The latter is available to the full house winner who is offered a deal by the banker. This player has to choose whether to take the amount on offer or to open the remaining safe.
30-Ball Bingo is also known as Speed Bingo and the reason for this is because of how quickly it is over – This is because there are only 30 balls. The bingo cards for 30 ball have just nine numbers on them and the grid is 3 x 3. To win , you simply have to cover all the numbers on the card. This holds appeal because often the tickets are lower in price than many other types of bingo.
Available at Gala Bingo and Coral Bingo, alongside the standard 90 ball there is a separate 90 ball ticket that everyone can see called the Golden Cobbles ticket. When a player calls a full house on a number that appears on that ticket the number turns gold. A win on one of those numbers is worth £5 extra prize money, until you complete a line, two lines or the full house of golden cobble with your winning number. Those prizes are progressive and grow continuously until won.
75 ball is a traditional style played in bingo halls in the USA but it’s equally as popular with players in the world of online bingo in the UK. What 75 ball afforded the operator was the chance to offer pattern and multi-part bingo and over the years we have seen more and more patterns introduced. To win, you have to cover all the numbers on your board to make the pattern you are playing, or in the case of multi-part bingo, the four corners, the one line and then the coverall.
Available from Playtech, this is 36 ball that moves fast. The numbers are within four interlinked cubes and you need to mark off 12 numbers to win completing all four cubes. You can choose your price to play – 10p, 50p, £1 or £2 and you can only play one ticket, so fair for all. You collect completed cubes separately and win a bingo bonus prize on reaching 50 cubes on any price point.
80-ball bingo first started life in the retail bingo halls and is often referred to as Cashline or Shutterboard. 80 ball in the land-based bingo halls are played in the intervals of the main session based bingo. 80 ball bingo in the world of online play is very similar to that found in the clubs and is played on a 4 x 4 grid. Different brands offer different versions and some offer two chances to win (a line and then the coverall) whilst others will opt just to have the coverall winner. The concept itself isn’t as popular as the more traditional versions of bingo but what it does offer is a bit of variety when you’re bored of 75 or 90 ball.
Bingo 50 is not like 50-ball bingo that you will find at some other sites; in fact we like to call it Bubblewrap Bingo! If you love popping bubblewrap, then this is for you! You have four betting options of 25p, 50p, 75p and £1 and when you have chosen, you are given five tickets each with ten numbers on them. Bingo numbers are called in the same way as normal bingo; there are just 50 numbers. Prizes are one line and the full house but there is also another jackpot to be won if you call bingo in 19 numbers of less.
Slingo Boomstarted live on social media and is a hybrid of a slot and a 75 ball bingo. It was brought to the pay to play online bingo world by Gaming Realms and can be enjoyed at their premier site slingo.com. You purchase a 75 ball bingo card in the traditional 5 columns. Instead of one number being called at a time five appear at the foot of the card. However, numbers can be replaced by a joker, a super-joker or a devil.
Bingo 60 is exclusive to tombola and it first arrived April 2012. When you enter the room for the first time, the ticket buying options are certainly different to what we have come to expect from our bingo. At the top of the screen you choose your stake value, the default setting is £1. You can see the values of the prizes that correspond with each book option and the associated jackpot. Your stake buys you all five coloured tickets – orange, green, red, purple and blue.
Rainbow Riches is best known as a phenomenally successful slot, both as a physical slot machine and as an online video slot. This is a 40 ball version once again developed by the powerhouses at Playtech / Virtue Fusion. Being only 40 numbers rainbow riches bingo moves fast and there is not long to wait between each one – again something that appeals greatly to the younger bingo player who may be participating having been drawn into the it by it association with the slot Rainbow Riches slots.
Bounce’T Bingo is the Dragonfish attempt to add a bit of variety to 75 ball. Although it plays through as a normal pattern theme, the difference is that the prize jumps between £10 and £30 for just 10p a ticket. The prize depends on what is shown when you call bingo.