Bingo Terminology and Lingo

As a new player some of the terminology used on this site and at the online bingo sites might be a bit confusing. In this section we cover all of the most common terms you will come across as well as the chat lingo and the most common bingo calls.

Terminology

75 Ball
A bingo variation played with 75 balls. Most common in the United States the games are played with cards that have a 5x5 grid.

90 Ball
The most common bingo variation in the UK. Games are played with cards having 3 rows of 9 squares. Each row has a maximum of 5 numbers.

Bingo Board
The area on the screen where the drawn numbers are displayed.

Blackout
A bingo game where the aim is to cover all of the squares on your card

Card
The ticket or card uses to play bingo. Each card has different numbers on it.

Chat Master | CM
The person in charge of the chat section of the online bingo site.

Chat Room
The area of the online bingo site where you can interact with other players by chatting. Often additional bonuses and promotions are awarded in chat.

Free Space
The square in the middle or a 75 ball bingo card. This square is automatically filled and should be marked off when you start the game.

Full House
A full house is achieved when you mark off all numbers on your 90 ball bingo card.

Jackpot
An extra prize offered for getting the required pattern within a set number of balls.

Pattern
The required layout of correct numbers needed to win. In 90 ball bingo there are three possible patterns - line, 2 lines and full house.

Progressive Jackpot
A jackpot that grows as people play. In general progressive jackpots are awarded for getting a difficult pattern in a small amount of numbers.

Single Line
A completed row on a 90 ball bingo card.

Two Lines Across
Two completed rows on a 90 ball bingo card.

 

Chat Lingo

One of the best things about playing bingo online is the community feel. You can chat with other players while you play via the chat window. If you have never participated in an online chat you might be puzzled by some of the codes people are using. Below we have the meanings of the most common chat lingo.

  • AFC - Away from computer
  • AWK - Away from keyboard
  • AYT - Are you there?
  • ATM - At the moment
  • BB - Bye Bye
  • BBL - Be back later
  • BBS - Be back soon
  • BLNG - Better luck next game
  • BRB - Be right back
  • BTW - By the way
  • CM - Chat master | Chat monitor
  • COI - Come on in
  • DK - Don't know
  • DTS - Don't think so
  • EMML - E-mail me later
  • GG - Got to go
  • GGA - Good game all
  • GL - Good luck
  • GLE - Good luck everyone
  • IMO - In my opinion
  • JJ - Just joking
  • LOL - Laughing out loud
  • NP - No problem
  • PLS - Please
  • ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
  • SYS - See you soon
  • TTYL - Talk to you later
  • TY - Thank you
  • WTG - Way to go
  • YW - Your welcome

 

Bingo Calls

  • 1. Kelly's Eye | At the Beginning
  • 2. One Little Duck | Me and You
  • 3. Cup of tea | You and Me
  • 4. Knock at the Door
  • 5. Man Alive
  • 6. Tom's tricks | Tom Nix
  • 7. Lucky Seven
  • 8. One Fat Lady | Garden Gate
  • 9. Doctor's Orders
  • 10. Tony's Den
  • 11. Legs Eleven
  • 12. One Dozen
  • 13. Unlucky for Some | Baker’s Dozen
  • 14. Valentines Day
  • 15. Young and keen | Rugby Team
  • 16. Sweet Sixteen | She's Lovely
  • 17. Dancing Queen
  • 18. Coming of Age
  • 19. Goodbye Teens
  • 20. One Score | Blind 20
  • 21. Key of the Door
  • 22. Two Little Ducks | All the Twos
  • 23. Thee and Me
  • 24. Two dozen
  • 25. Duck and Dive
  • 26. Pick and Mix | Bed and Breakfast
  • 27. Gateway to Heaven
  • 28. Over Weight | In a State
  • 29. You're doing Fine | Rise and Shine
  • 30. Burlington Bertie | Speed Limit
  • 31. Get up and Run
  • 32. Buckle my Shoe
  • 33. Dirty Knees | All the Threes
  • 34. Ask for More
  • 35. Jump and Jive
  • 36. Three Dozen
  • 37. A Flea in Heaven
  • 38. Christmas Cake
  • 39. Those Famous Steps | Steps
  • 40. Naughty Forty
  • 41. Time for Fun
  • 42. Winnie the Pooh
  • 43. Down on your Knees
  • 44. Droopy Drawers | All the Fours
  • 45. Halfway There | Halfway House
  • 46. Up to Tricks
  • 47. Four and Seven
  • 48. Four Dozen
  • 49. P.C. | Copper | Nick Nick
  • 50. Half a Century | Bulls Eye
  • 51. Tweak of the Thumb
  • 52. Danny La Rue | Weeks in a Year
  • 53. Stuck in the Tree
  • 54. Clean the Floor
  • 55. Snakes Alive | All the Fives
  • 56. Was she worth it?
  • 57. Heinz Varieties
  • 58. Make them Wait
  • 59. Brighton Line
  • 60. Five Dozen | Three Score
  • 61. Bakers Bun
  • 62. Turn on the Screw | Tickety Boo
  • 63. Tickle Me
  • 64. Red Raw | The Beatles’ Number
  • 65. Old Age Pension
  • 66. Clickety Click | All the Sixes
  • 67. Made in Heaven
  • 68. Saving Grace
  • 69. Either Way Up
  • 70. Three Score and Ten | Blind 70
  • 71. Bang on the Drum
  • 72. Six Dozen | A Crutch and a Duck
  • 73. Crutch and a flea | Queen B
  • 74. Candy Store
  • 75. Strive and Strive
  • 76. Trombones | Was She Worth It
  • 77. Sunset Strip | All the Sevens
  • 78. Heavens Gate
  • 79. One More Time
  • 80. Eight and Blank | Blind 80
  • 81. Stop and Run
  • 82. Straight on Through
  • 83. Time for Tea | Ethel's Ear
  • 84. Seven Dozen
  • 85. Staying Alive
  • 86. Between the Sticks
  • 87. Torquay in Devon
  • 88. Two fat ladies | All the Eights
  • 89. Nearly there | All but One
  • 90. Top of the Shop

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