Bingo is similar to keno and lotto, but with a twist.
Every bingo game sheet has the numbers 1 through 90 listed. As you can see in the picture, these numbers are grouped into 10's within the different columns. So, numbers 1-9 are all in the first column, 10-19 in the second column, and so on. This makes it easier for you to identify where the called numbers are on your game sheet.
You can also see that your game sheet is split into six separate boxes - these are individual games. You win a game of bingo when you fill the required numbers within ONE of these games.
You can play only one game in a sheet, or a 'full sheet' (six games). You can also purchase multiple sheets. The more you buy, the more chances you have to win.
Types of games
To win, every bingo game requires you to cross off a certain number or pattern of numbers.
Standard games (unless specified) have one first prize (themed game) then one second prize (full house). Eg. The game plays CORNERS as a first prize of $20, then continues to play on for a FULL HOUSE as a second prize of $40.
Jackpot games (unless specified) only have one prize (FULL HOUSE) and are a higher cash value than the standard games.
Treble games are the exception, where there is a first, second and third prize, and play to FILL ANY LINE first, then continue to FILL ANY TWO LINES, then continue to play for a FULL HOUSE. Prize values are also divided up into three eg. first prize $20, second prize $40, third prize $60.
Some of the more common game types are listed below.