Variations Of Bingo In Texas

by Administrator 20. May 2013 07:29

Bingo in Texas is a much-loved game by people of all age groups; be it youngsters or the elderly. It offers many social as well as mental benefits to the individuals who play it regularly. But if you want to be a pro at this interesting game, you need to be aware about the variations in it. Following are listed the different types of bingo that are fun to learn as well as play.

  • There are basically two types of bingo, and these are: 75 ball bingo and 90 ball bingo. The numbers in these two types correspond to the number of balls that are used in the game.
  • The second variation is horizontal bingo, wherein you have to complete a full horizontal line of numbers on your ticket. Make sure that you pay full attention to the person who is calling out the numbers; else you might miss out on a particular number.
  • Another popular type of bingo variation is the vertical bingo. Here, you have to mark all the numbers in a straight but vertical line on your ticket. Just keep in mind whether you are looking out for numbers from top to bottom or vice versa.
  • Diagonal bingo involves completing a line of numbers on the ticket in a diagonal pattern. This can be done either from the top right to the bottom left or from top left to the bottom right.
  • Coverall bingo is also one of the very popular types of bingo games. The other name for it is Blackout bingo. But you must keep in mind that this it is one of the toughest patterns to complete. Due to this reason, the game of bingo can stretch to a longer period of time. But nevertheless, it is one of the most entertaining types of bingo where the suspense element is present till the last moment.
  • If you want to go in for something a bit simpler, then pattern bingo is something you must know about. Here, the number of patterns that are available actually depends on whether you are playing a 75 or 90 ball bingo. A pattern is shown to you in advance and you have to exactly replicate it on your bingo cards. All the information is provided beforehand; including the pattern, the way it must look and at what position it has to be present on the cards.
  • Last but not the least; another variation in the exciting game of bingo is multiple winners. As is clear by the name, here the prize money is equally divided between two winners; if the game has more than one. Multiple bingo winners are fairly common in the 90 ball bingo but less common in a 75 ball game bingo.

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Things To Look For In A Bingo Hall

by Administrator 6. May 2013 06:25

Bingo is a popular form of entertainment in Texas. Whether it’s the young or old; everyone loves to visit the bingo halls and play the exciting game of bingo. The thrill of winning prize money combined with the pleasure of meeting friends and family is what makes bingo a heart-warming game.

However, there are certain things that you must take care of when you are inside the bingo hall. Read on to know more…

  • Whenever you get the bingo card pattern, you have to simply shout out “Bingo”! Make sure your voice is loud enough for the caller to hear. Once he listens to your voice, an assistant will be sent to your table to cross-check whether you have won or not. In case of any issues, the bingo manager takes the final call.
  • If two people say bingo on the same number, the jackpot is equally divided. Similarly, if three people call bingo, the jackpot is equally split among the three.
  • Whenever you visit a bingo hall in Bryan or anywhere else, make sure you check the rules prior to the beginning of the game. This is because no two bingo halls function in exactly the same way. Go through the checklist before you start playing.
  • You must play the game of bingo with honesty and do not even think of trying to change or modify a bingo card. You will be caught by the experienced bingo managers and this can be embarrassing. Moreover, the law will take its course if a case is filed against you by the bingo hall for cheating and fraud.
  • There are many bingo halls that do not allow alcoholic drinks. However, there are others that do sell beer along with the other soft drinks. Brining in outside food to a bingo hall is not welcomed. So, whatever you want to eat, it must be bought from inside the hall.
  • Most of the bingo halls do not allow people to simply sit and watch their friends play the game. You have to buy your own bingo ticket and only then you can sit inside the hall.
  • Some bingo halls do not allow the players to enter or leave the hall once the game has started. This is done to avoid any unscrupulous practice by people for winning the jackpot.

The above mentioned pointers are just a few important ones that you need to remember. There are many other things that you need to keep in mind so as to fully enjoy the game of bingo. This varies from one bingo hall to another.

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