what is bingo?
Bingo is a games in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off all their numbers.
There are many different variants of bingo. There are 75, 80 and 90 ball number, as well as pattern variations (full house, liners, corners, shapes etc.)
PET Machines are electronic tablets that we load your books into. PET machines can be set so that they auto-dab numbers for you, and essentially play bingo for you. There is a feature on the machines which allows you to mark the numbers off manually on the screen.
how to play bingo?
90 Ball Bingo Rules
There are 15 numbers on each 90-ball bingo ticket. The numbers are arranged in a 9×3 grid. Numbers 1-9 can be found on the first column, numbers 10-19 are found on the second column and so on, with numbers 81-90 appearing in the fifth column. Numbers 1-90 will be called at random and there are three opportunities to win in 90-ball bingo.
1-line win: Players try to cover off a complete horizontal line on their card.
2-line win: Players go for two horizontal lines. These don’t have to be on the same tickets where 1 line was crossed off, but they have to be on the same ticket as each other.
Full House Win: Players ain to mark off all the numbers on their ticket. Full House wins are often rewarded with jackpots or grand prizes.
75 Ball Bingo Rules
Just line in 90-ball bingo, players cross off the numbers on their tickets as they are called. Each 75-ball bingo ticket has five horizontal lines and foive columns. Each column is headed by a letter spelling BINGO. The ‘B’ column has numbers 1-15, the ‘I’ column has numbers 16-30 and so on. There is a space right in the centre of the card that is free. This has no number on it and is counted as already being covered. There are a number of ways to win 75-ball bingo, including line wins as in 90-ball bingo and patterns:
Coverall: Players try to cover all 24 numbers on their card.
Line Wins: Players can win by covering a complete horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.
Bingo Pattern Wins: Pattern bingo is often played in 75-ball games. A pattern or shape will be declared at the start of the game and players are aiming to cover their numbers to make this pattern on the card. There are lots of different pattern wins available including crosses, chevrons and diamonds.
80 Ball Bingo
A relative newcomer to the bingo block, 80-ball games are played with a ticket that has 16 numbers arranged into a 4×4 grid. Each column is a different colour and there are many ways to win:
Line Wins: Players can win by marking off horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines.
Pattern Wins: Players can also win by marking patterns, line in 17-ball bingo. You’ll find out which patterns you need to make before the game starts.
Bingo EVENTS @ EPIC Ipswich
Sunday Afternoon Bingo
Starts at 2PM
Wednesday Night Bingo
Starts at 7PM
Friday Night Bingo
Starts at 7:30PM
Friday Night Speed Bingo
Only on the final Friday of the month
Starts after Friday Night Bingo
Sunday Afternoon Speed Bingo
Starts at 4:15PM