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As one of the major cities in the UK, Leicester is a great place to live. Ranked as the tenth most populated cities in the UK, the city is cosmopolitan in nature, partly due to the settlement of Southeast Asians during the Second World War. Bingo, a favourite game throughout the country, is one of the main pastimes of the people here. If you are an inexperienced player looking to play bingo in Leicester, you must first make sure you know all about how the game is played.
Bingo is actually a simple game to play, commonly played mainly in two versions: the UK and the US version. The UK version is played with 90 balls while the American version uses 75 balls. Both versions are now commonly accepted and most bingo halls feature both versions of the game. The 90-ball version is played with 90 numbers divided into rows and columns of 3x6 each, while the 75-ball version is played with 75 numbers and uses a 5x5 grid.
In a bingo game, players are given one or more cards for a price. One by one, numbers are called out at random and players must find out if the number is present on their cards and mark them if present. When all numbers in a card are marked, the first person to complete it shouts ‘bingo’ and is declared the winner. There are a number of terms that will be used in the game with which you will need to be familiar whether you are looking to play bingo in Leicester or anywhere else.
‘Caller’ refers to the person who calls out the bingo numbers. To mark the numbers on the bingo cards, a bottle or a pen with ink is given- this is called the dauber. The dauber is usually foam-tipped. The centre square in the card is called the free space. Like the joker in cards, it can be used as a substitute for a number. The game board displays all the numbers that have been called out. The money ball is a ball drawn with a number on it before the game begins. Hitting bingo on that particular number entitles a player to double the prize money.
A progressive jackpot is one where the prize money offered increases until it is won. A hard way bingo refers to a win in a single straight line without the use of the free space. A game that starts before the scheduled time is called an ‘early bird’ game. Six numbers in a single block is referred to as a ‘six pack’. When every space on the card is covered, the term used is ‘blackout’ or ‘coverall’.
The terms mentioned above are essential to gain a better understanding of the game. You can try buying a bingo set and playing at home with your family or friends to make yourself familiar with the rules of the game. After gaining familiarity with the rules, you can try your hand at some of the local halls to play bingo in Leicester.
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