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How to Play 75-Ball Bingo

75-ball bingo was the most popular version of the game in the United States, while 90-ball dominated in the UK. Now, thanks to the Internet, both types are available in online bingo rooms around the world. Here’s how to play 75-ball bingo.

75-ball bingo card layout

The 75-ball bingo card is laid out in a 5x5 grid with the word BINGO printed across the top.

Under each letter is a column of numbers:

    Five random numbers ranging between 1 and 15 under the B column contains Five numbers ranging between 16 and 30 under the I Four numbers ranging between 31 and 45 under the N Five numbers ranging between 46 and 60 under the G Five numbers ranging between 61 and 75 under the O

The blank space in the N column is in the middle and can be used by players to complete their patterns.

How to play 75-ball bingo

As the name suggests, the numbers 1 to 75 are used for this game. In a land-based bingo hall or a live dealer game, these are called out randomly by the caller. In an online game, they are generated by an RNG (Random Number Generator).

The aim is simple, mark off the numbers on your card as they are called out. In a bingo hall, this is called dabbing, and is done with a special pen named a dabber. In online games, you are given the option to let the computer do this automatically. Or you can do it manually by clicking the square (PC or laptop) or touching the screen (mobile device).

To win, you need to mark off the numbers to complete a pattern. Traditionally, this was a simple row of numbers. However, providers started experimenting, and nowadays, the patterns are many and varied. These can be:

    The outside frame (all the numbers on the outside edges of the grid) The letter H The letter I The letter X The number 7 And many, many more.

The numbers that have been called already are displayed on an electronic screen in bingo halls. Online, there is usually a box that will show the last six numbers called.

The best way to win at 75-ball bingo is to play multiple cards. This does take practice, though, so if you're new to the game, start out with one and work your way up.

Or, if you decide to play here at Gala Bingo, sign up to our Newbie Room. New players can play for free for three days after they create their account. And the best thing is, even though you are playing for free, you can still win Cash Prizes! So sign up today!!

A Bingo room for 75-ball bingo games!

Gala Bingo can also offer more than one online bingo 75-ball room and a bingo 80 room for those who prefer these versions. To play the 75-ball game, you receive a card with a 5-by-5 grid with a "free" central square. The first column (B) is for numbers 1 through 15, followed by the "I," "N," "G," and "O" columns, which contain the next sequence of 15 numbers (totalling 75).

Why Play at Gala Bingo?

Why play at a Gala Bingo 75-ball bingo room? They’re so much fun, as well as offering plenty of regular prizes. What’s not to like!