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.
A bingo variation played with 75 balls. Most common in the United States the games are played with cards that have a 5x5 grid.
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.
The area on the screen where the drawn numbers are displayed.
A bingo game where the aim is to cover all of the squares on your 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.
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.
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.
A full house is achieved when you mark off all numbers on your 90 ball bingo card.
An extra prize offered for getting the required pattern within a set number of balls.
The required layout of correct numbers needed to win. In 90 ball bingo there are three possible patterns - line, 2 lines and full house.
A jackpot that grows as people play. In general progressive jackpots are awarded for getting a difficult pattern in a small amount of numbers.
A completed row on a 90 ball bingo card.
Two Lines Across
Two completed rows on a 90 ball bingo card.
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 chant lingo.