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A-Z Online Bingo Glossary
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A-Z Online Bingo Glossary

Bingo Glossary: 2021 Update

In our newly updated A-Z Bingo Glossary, we add a modern twist to our original article that came out in 2014. Apart from the nice addition of images, we also have examples of bingo sites which perfectly embody some of these bingo terms. This will help you to get the most practical help out of our glossary!

Introduction

The world of online bingo contains many words and lingo unique to it, and sometimes this can be daunting to new or potential players!
We’ve compiled a list of words and explanations that we think will be really helpful when navigating the ups and downs of online bingo.

A – Admission

Admission is the number of tickets you need to purchase in order to take part in a bingo game.

B – Bingo Card

A bingo card is what you play with. If you’re playing 75 Ball Bingo, it will typically have 24 numbers on it with a blank space in the middle. The numbers are randomly placed on the cards and each card will be different. If you’re playing 90 Ball Bingo, your card will have 6 boxes with 15 numbers dispersed throughout each.

Most good bingo sites will have both 75 Ball & 90 Ball bingo games. Here are just some that do.

  • Dazzle Bingo Dazzle Bingo

    • Deposit & Spend £10, Get 100 Bingo Tickets + 10 Free Spins & 5 Jackpot Spins

    *1st deposit only (18+). Valid until further notice. Min Deposit £10. No promo code required. 100 Bingo Tickets are valid in room: Kaching. Tickets available for 7 days. Wins generated from bingo tickets are granted in real money. 10 Pending Free Spins [FS]. FS are valid on Irish Luck, for 7 days. Pending Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered. FS wins are granted in real cash after all FS are used. FS wins cap: £1. 5 Jackpot voucher Spins - Jackpot Voucher generate Jackpot wins only and are available on Millionaire Genie. Wins accumulated with Jackpot Spins will not be granted unless you hit the Jackpot. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. UK only. We reserve the right to deny bonuses, if you were found taking advantage of our bonus offers or any other deceitful activity cross the sites operated by the Company. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad
  • Cracker Bingo Cracker Bingo

    • Deposit £5+, Get 50 Free Bingo Tickets + 10 Free Spins

    *First-time depositors only (18+ UK Only - excluding players based in Northern Ireland). Min deposit: £5. Max offer: 50 Free Bingo Tickets (25 on Street Party, valid for 7 days & 25 on Kaching, valid for 7 days) & 10 Pending Free Spins (on Amazing Riches). Promo code: GOLD. Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and are valid for 7 days. Free Bingo Tickets & Free Spins winnings are credited to your real money balance. Free Spins winnings capped at £1.00. We reserve the right to deny bonuses based on abusive bonus activity across sites operated by the Company. Deposit balance available for withdrawal at any time (UK only). Odds of winning vary between players depending on gaming and deposit activity. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Valid until 31.12.2021 *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

C – Chat Room

Mr Q Mr Q

  • Deposit £10, Get 30 Free Spins on Legend of the 5 Ninjas + Free Bingo for 24 Hours

*30 Free Spins are credited upon your first deposit, valued at 25p per spin and to be used on Legend of the 5 Ninjas slot • Winnings are capped at £5 and have no wagering requirement • Minimum deposit £10 • New customers only • Full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

The new site from Lindar MrQ features great chat alongside its bingo rooms. It even works great on mobile!

Most bingo games have a chat room running alongside them in the bingo room. They are a good way of chatting to other players, encouraging one another and building a sense of community.

D – Dauber

Unlike daubers in a traditional bingo hall, the dauber in online bingo is automatic, so you don’t have to mark off the numbers on your card yourself.

E – Early Bird Game

An early bird game is one played before the regular bingo game scheduled. Sometimes it’s merely the first game of the session.

F – Full House

A Full House is when you have marked off all the numbers on your card.

G – Game Room

Buzz Bingo Buzz Bingo

  • Deposit & Spend £10, Get £60 Bonuses

*New players only. Deposit and stake £10 on Bingo (not inc. Bingo Millions). Get £30 Bingo Bonus (with x4 wagering), £20 Rainbow Riches slot bonus (x20 wagering) & £10 Club vouchers (after qualification). £5 minimum withdrawal. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Virtue Fusion sites like Buzz Bingo have the most varied and imaginative bingo rooms around.

These are designed to divide players into different rooms to play bingo games in. It ensures any one room doesn’t get over populated.

H – HB

HB means ‘Hurry Back’ in chat room lingo. Often used by chat moderators to build up excitement and anticipation for players to stay engaged in playing games and coming back for more.

I – Instant Bingo

Bingo Crazy Bingo Crazy

  • Deposit £10+, Spin the Mega Wheel to Win up to 500 Fluffy Spins

*New players only, min deposit £10, £8 max win per 10 spins, max bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits (up to £250), 65x wagering requirements and full T&Cs apply. *18+ Only. Please play responsibly. Begambleaware.org *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but some people enjoy the instant game thrill. You can find these games at pretty much anywhere, bingo and slots sites alike. Check out Jackpot Palace for Bingo Millions!

Instant bingo games are becoming increasingly popular. They can be played without a chat moderator and a multi-player environment. The biggest benefit is that the outcome of a bingo game sometimes takes just seconds to reveal.

J – Jackpot

Zeus Bingo Zeus Bingo

  • 20 No Deposit Spins – Gems Bonanza

*New players only, no deposit required, valid debit card verification required, £8 max win per 10 spins, max bonus conversion £50, 65x wagering requirement and full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Try out the Pay Day Jackpot that happens once a month at Jumpman Bingo Sites. It is by far and away their most popular bingo game. Check it out at our favourite of the lot, Stargaze Bingo.

What you win either a share or all of as a prize for getting certain amounts of lines or a Full House.

L – Late Night Bingo

Gala Bingo Gala Bingo

  • Deposit & Spend £10, Get £50 Bingo Bonus

*18+. New online customers only. Min 1st deposit & spend £10 on Bingo tickets = £50 Bingo bonus. Wagering reqs apply: 4x bingo bonus; Bonus valid for 1 week after credit. Players restrictions and T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Lots of Bingo sites have late night rooms, including Gala Bingo.

As the name suggests, these are games played later on in the evening – usually from 10pm.

M – Multiple Winners

Loadsa Bingo Loadsa Bingo

  • Deposit £10, Get 1005 Bingo Tickets + 40 Free Spins

*1st time depositors only (+18). Valid until further notice. Min Deposit £10. Bingo tickets are valid in rooms: Royal Room & Big Bang 10K Jackpot Game and are available for 28 days. 40 Free Spins [FS]. Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and are valid on a specific game, for 7 days. FS wins are granted in real cash after all FS are used. FS wins cap: £5. Wins generated from bingo tickets are granted in real money. UK only. Your deposit balance (defined as Transaction Balance under our Withdrawal Policy) is available for withdrawal at any time. Country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

In games like the Royal Room, multiple players will come out as winners like at Loads a Bingo.

This is when more than one player gets bingo at the same time and they win the prize on offer. This prize will usually be divided between all winners.

N – No Deposit

888 Ladies 888 Ladies

  • Deposit £10, Get £20 Bingo Bonus & £20 Slots Bonus + 15 Free Spins

*1st depositors only. Min £10 deposit with code LADIESPIN, get 200% bingo bonus [BB] + 200% games bonus [GB] (max £100 per bonus) + 15 Free Spins [FS] on Fluffy Favourites. Must be claimed within 7 days; FS valid for 7 days once claimed. FS wins granted in GB after all FS are used; wins set at £4. GB wins capped at £100, exc. jp win. GB valid on specific games only. Wagering req. apply: 2x (deposit + BB funds) and 50x GB funds (vary by game); Full T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

A No Deposit offer is when a bingo site will give you money to start playing bingo games with immediately, without you having to spend any of your own money first.

P – Progressive Jackpot

Betfred Bingo Betfred Bingo

  • Deposit & Spend £10, Get £10 Bingo Bonus + 100 No Wagering Spins

*New customers only. Register with promo code BINGO100. Minimum deposit and stake £10 on Bingo Tickets within 14 days to qualify. £10 Bingo Bonus must be wagered through once. 14-day expiry. Bonus Balance is used prior to Cash Balance. 100 Free Spins on selected Slots credited within 48 hours of qualification. Free Spins expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

The Deal or No Deal Bingo Room at Virtue Fusion sites like Betfred usually has a huge progressive jackpot building for lucky players to snap up.

This is a jackpot that keeps increasing in amount until it is won. It builds daily, weekly or monthly if it isn’t won in a specific amount of calls. You usually have to buy special tickets for these games.

R – Redeem Points

This is how you turn bingo points into credits for playing bingo.

S – Speed Bingo

Jackpotjoy Jackpotjoy

  • Play £10, Get 30 Free Spins on Double Bubble OR £50 of Free Bingo

*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit.18+. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

At Jackpotjoy, you’ll find “Speed Bingo.” This is probably the internet’s most popular iteration of Speed Bingo. It is a 75 Ball Bingo in the North American style. One thing we can guarantee, it is literally seconds of fun!

In speed bingo, numbers are called out every 2 seconds, rather than every 4 or 5. These games are faster, and many players find them more exciting.

T – TG

TG means ‘To Go’ in chat room usage. Players will typically type 1TG, 2TG, 3TG etc, all denoting how many more numbers they need in order to win.

V – VIP Scheme

Lucky VIP Casino Lucky VIP Casino

  • Deposit £10+, Get 100% Bonus up to £50

*Min. 1st dep. of £20-£50. Max bonus £50 on selected slots; 50x wagering on the sum of deposit & bonus applies. Max convertible to real is 5x bonus amount received. T&C's Apply. 18+ *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

The majority of bingo and slots sites have pretty enticing VIP schemes. Lucky VIP Casino is not just one of them, it should be inspirational for us all!

This is a programme of special offers, points and sometimes prizes available to those players who have regularly deposited on a site and have shown their loyalty.

W – Welcome Bonus

This is free money that a site will offer to new players in order for them to try out their site. Or it can be a fixed amount of money the site will give you on top of any money you have already deposited.

Many bingo sites have great welcome bonuses. Currently, the best welcome offers tends to have no wagering requirements attached. Here are just a couple of our favourites at the moment.

  • Lovehearts Bingo Lovehearts Bingo

    • Deposit £10+, Get 1005 Free Bingo Tickets & 40 Free Spins

    *1st-time depositors only (+18). Valid until further notice. Min Deposit £10. Bingo tickets are valid in rooms: Royal Room & Big Bang 10K Jackpot Game and are available for 28 days. 40 Free Spins [FS]. Free Spins will be available once £3 of deposit funds have been wagered and are valid on a specific game, for 7 days. FS wins are granted in real cash after all FS are used. FS wins cap: £5. Wins generated from bingo tickets are granted in real money. The UK only. Your deposit balance (defined as Transaction Balance under our Withdrawal Policy) is available for withdrawal at any time. Country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad
  • Bingo All Stars Bingo All Stars

    • Deposit £10+, Get £35 in Bingo Tickets + 20 Free Spins

    *1st time depositors only (+18). Valid until further notice. Promo Code: BURST. Min Deposit £10. Bingo tickets are valid in the following rooms: 70 in DREAMY MONDAY, 35 in TERIFFIC TUESDAY, 28 in WACKY WEDNESDAY and 35 in WISHFUL THURSDAY. Tickets available for 14 days. Wins generated from bingo tickets granted in real funds. 20 Free Spins [FS] valid on STARBURST for 7 days. FS wins granted in games bonus and must be wagered x80. Games Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering req. vary by game. UK only - deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. We reserve the right to deny bonuses, if you were found taking advantage of our bonus offers or any other deceitful activity cross the sites operated by the Company. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

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*18+ New customers. Deposit and spend £10 on Bingo tickets within 30 days of registering. Get 500 Bingo tickets for Heart Bonanza, 7 days expiry + 25 Free Spins on Heart Bonanza Slot Game, 7 days expiry. Click for T&Cs. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. Spins value: 20p each. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. 18+. **£10 lifetime deposit required. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*Min £10 in lifetime deposits required. Offer must be claimed within 30 days of registering a bet365 account. Reveal prizes of 5, 10 or 20 Free Spins; three spins on Free Spins reels available within seven days, 24 hours between each spin. Max. prize, game restrictions, time limits and T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New players only, must select in cashier, claim once only, min dep £20, valid 7 days, bonuses & wins playable on selected slots only, 40xWR (deposit+bonus), 5x max convertible, spins & wins usable on Red Tiger games only, 30xWR, £20 max convertible. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New Players Only 18+. Minimum Deposit: £10. Maximum Offer: 250% Bonus up to £35 & 20 Spins on Starburst. Bonus & Spins winnings must be wagered 35x before withdrawal. Spins expire after 24hrs. Promo Code: 250. Withdrawal & full T&Cs apply. Valid until 31/12/2021. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Secrets of the Phoenix Megaways. Spins value: 20p each. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New customers only. Min deposit £10. 25x wagering reqs. 10x max convertible. 20 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest Megaways only. 5x wagering on free spins. 10x max convertible. Valid for 7 days. T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad