90-Ball bingo is one of the two most popular bingo games in the world and the most popular bingo variant in the UK. Historically, it has always been the only bingo option in all land-based bingo halls, and this is where the popularity of the online bingo variant stems from. While there are many other online variations, the 90-ball variant still reigns, and it looks like this will continue for a long time. With the addition of the progressive jackpot feature to the game, the 90-ball bingo is providing options for a larger win, which is a proven method of attracting new players.
90-Ball Progressive Ticket Layout
The 90-ball progressive bingo ticket is identical with the standard 90-ball bingo ticket. It features nine rows and three columns with each of the columns featuring five numbers. With such layout, there are quite empty positions within a column, in fact, a total of nine positions are left empty. When the numbers per row are in question, a row can feature one, two, or three numbers, but it can also be completely empty.
The tickets for the 90-ball progressive are usually sold in groups of six and such group is called a strip. The strip features all 90 numbers, so it is recommended to always buy a strip of six tickets to have more chances for a win.
How To Play 90-Ball Progressive Bingo
As we have mentioned in the previous sections comes with three rows and nine columns with five numbers each. Playing 90-ball progressive bingo is identical to playing 90-ball bingo, because all you need to do is purchase tickets and wait for the game to start. The caller will call out numbers from 1 to 90 at random and if they appear on your ticket, you daub them. The first one to complete a full house is the winner, the game ends and you prepare for the next game.
90-Ball Progressive Payouts and Jackpots
The prize and jackpot offered in each game is determined by the cost per ticket and the number of players. So, the higher the prize of the ticket and the more players that join the game, the higher the prize. Occasionally, a fixed minimum prize will be offered regardless of the number of players and the prize of the ticket.
Each bingo game has different number of prizes on offer which include one line, two lines and full house. It is possible for a player to win one or more prizes on the same number. So, you can win the pattern and the full house, which will get you both prizes for the separate wins.
The first person to daub all numbers on their ticket wins the game, and the game ends with the caller making an announcement. There can be more than one winner, more than one player may have tickets that meet the prize criteria, and when this happens, the prize will be split in equal shares. Winnings from the game are directly deposited into the players account.