Guide To Reading Bingo Call Boards
Bingo is one of the increasingly popular games being played by online gamers in the recent years. The rules of the game are very much the same as what one would see in a real bingo hall. The call board is the fundamental aspect in online Bingo games. It performs the important function of informing players of the game’s progress. Every number that is announced through bingo calls is marked in the information sheet of the call board. It serves in another way, as a reference sheet, so that players can check if they have marked all the called numbers.
The points elaborated in the following paragraphs will serve as a guide to a player who is unfamiliar with bingo call boards so that he/she is able to follow and enjoy the game.
Design Of The Board
There are two types of bingo call boards - the 90 ball and the 75 ball bingo games. Although they look similar, they are designed to match the different styles of the two games. The call board is either placed horizontally or vertically, depending on the design of the site.
The call board used for the 75 ball bingo consists of five rows and the letters B-I-N-G-O can be seen on the board’s far left hand side, in descending order, or from left to right on top, if placed vertically. Each letter is attached to a row of 15 numbers corresponding to it. The numbers are arranged in consecutive order, that is, the numbers 1 to 15 can be seen in the ‘B’ row and the numbers 16 to 30 can be seen in the ‘I’ row, which can be seen right below it.
In a 90 ball bingo, the call board looks very much similar to the one used in 75 ball bingo, except that it has 90 numbers. The numbers are also divided accordingly between the rows. There is a special section in each 90 and 75 ball bingo call boards for the last five numbers. This section is located at varying places of the call board on different bingo sites.
Information You Can Find On The Call Board
Every number called out in the game is highlighted on the call board. So if a person feels he has missed out on any number, he or she can just look at the call board to clarify their doubts. Since all the 75 or 90 numbers can be found on the call board, each number that is called out remains lit for the entire duration of the game. This also saves the trouble of relying on one’s memory to find out what bingo calls have been made until then.
There is another benefit of a call board. As mentioned earlier, a special section is designated for the last five bingo calls. To show the numbers recently called, all the numbers will be shifted down for each new number called. This makes it easier to see if you have hit the jackpot.
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