One of the latest trends in bingo entertainment is 80 ball bingo. If that 75 ball game is just too short and the 90 ball game just too long, then take the middle road and play 80 ball bingo. This cutting edge form of the much loved game of bingo is just as easy to play as any other game of bingo, there are not huge tomes of rules so you learn the basics, play and enjoy!
When 80 ball was first introduced it was called shutter board bingo because of the fact that little shutters were used to cover the numbers as they were called. It works much the same as this when playing online and the numbers are shaded in as they are called. The tickets are arranged with five rows and four columns, with each column being a different color. The colors used are red, yellow, blue and silver.
Purchasing you tickets is a simple matter and is as easy as the click of your mouse. However you have to remember that you must fund your account to purchase your tickets, unless of course you are playing for free. Free bingo is available at most online bingo sites and this is a good way to learn how to play the game. Just remember that playing bingo is not rocket science and you will be just fine.
80 Ball Bingo
The nice thing about playing 80 ball bingo is that there is a great compromise between the traditional 90 ball game and the more US preferred 75 ball game. 90 ball bingo also offers a wide variety of patterns that can be played, for instance the classic “X”, other letters, four corners, horizontal and vertical, amongst others. This is what adds variety to the game and makes it interesting. Games also take the form of coveralls, or the classic full house game.
Essentially the game is played in the same way, the numbers are called randomly and the player marks them off. Both guaranteed and progressive jackpots can be played in the 80 version of bingo and it is gaining in popularity as it becomes more readily available at more and more online bingo sites.