Know The Bingo Jargons And Terminology

by Administrator 19. January 2015 13:16

Bingo is a very popular game to pass time, meet new people and have a chance at wining prizes. However there are a few commonly used terminologies, jargons, slangs and lingos used in the game that one should be familiar with when playing in a bingo hall

  • Admission Packets: It refers to the minimum number of cards required for the admission to the bingo game. The admissions packets are generally purchased and consist of three to six cards for every regular game.
  • Ball Gate: It is the metal flap at the top of the ball runway through which the ball rolls out to enter the main playfield.
  • Ball Lifter: It is the device in the bingo halls that lifts the ball from the playfield area to the shooter tip.
  • Ball Runway:  It refers to a sleeve on the right side where the ball shooter places the bingo ball.
  • Ball Shooter: It is a device loaded with a spring that helps in launching the bingo ball into the playfield.
  • Basket Bingo: The bingo game in which the basket prizes are given to the winners.
  • Bingo Board: An electronic display board that gleams showing the number called.
  • Bingo Card: The card containing 24 numbered spaces and one blank space, which are purchased to play the game of bingo. The type of card bought depends upon the game being played.
  • Black Out: A bingo pattern in which all 25 squares on the bingo card are covered.
  • Blower: A device, which by the force of air, mixes the bingo balls and allocates them to the caller.
  • Caller: The person who announces the bingo numbers as they are drawn.
  • Cash In Prize: It is a form of bingo where the prize given is in cash. Traditionally, the 50% of the money is paid and 50% is handed over as prize.
  • Daubers: It is an item used to mark the squares of the bingo card as soon as the number is called.
  • Deposit Bonuses: It is the cash paid to online player accounts to fund their bingo session.
  • Early Bird Game: The bingo game that is scheduled earlier than the regular bingo game.
  • Nine Pack: A bingo card having 9 numbers in a block.
  • Speed Bingo: It is a faster version of bingo, where the numbers are called out speedily as compared to the traditional game.
  • Wrap Up: It is the last game played in a bingo session.

You can play bingo at Texas Charity Bingo and explore more terminologies used while playing the game. We organize numerous paper, themed and electronic bingo games. For more information you can call at (979) 779 – 2871.

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