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A-Z Online Bingo Glossary

A-Z Online Bingo Glossary

Bingo Glossary: 2019 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!

Start at A with Aztec Bingo, an excellent Virtue Fusion Bingo site.

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.


*First-time depositors only. Min deposit: £10. Max offer: 105 Free Bingo Tickets (100 on Street Party & 5 on Big Bang) plus 25 Pending Free Spins on Fluffy Favourites with winnings capped at £2.50. All winnings will be credited to your real money balance. Free Spins are available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and expire after 7 days. Promo code: BINGO100. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply. Valid until 31.12.2020.


*1st time depositors only. Use code: WDW on deposit. Min Deposit £10. Bingo tickets are valid in room: Big Bang & Kaching, both are available for 7 days. Wins generated are granted in real money. 20 Pending Free Spins [FS]. FS are valid on Irish Luck, for 7 days. FS wins are granted in real cash after all FS are used. FS wins cap: £1.50. Pending Free Spins are available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered. 5 Jackpot Spins [JS] - JS generate Jackpot wins only and are available on Millionaire Genie. Wins accumulated with JS will not be granted, unless you hit the Jackpot. Withdraw deposit balance at any time. General & full T&Cs apply


*New players only (18+ Only). Min Deposit: £10. Max Reward: £100 Bingo Bonus (x4 WR), 50 Free Spins (FS). Max win FS equals £5. Withdrawal Restrictions & Full T&C's apply. UK Players only: Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. Valid until further notice.

C – Chat Room


*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.

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

Join your slightly mad Great Aunt and Grandmother for an early bird game of bingo at Aunty Acid, brought to you by Cozy!

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

Virtue Fusion sites like Vernons 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


New Customer Offer. T&Cs Apply. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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 Billions!

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

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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

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


*First-time depositors only. Min deposit: £10. Maximum offer: 1005 Bingo Tickets (1000 tickets worth £10 for the Royal Room and 5 tickets for the Big Bang Jackpot Game) plus 40 Pending Free Spins on Fluffy Favourites Slot with winnings capped at £5. Pending Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered. All winnings will be credited to your real money bankroll. Valid until the end of August 2020. UK players only: Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time and Full T&Cs apply

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

This bingo site from IPS has a really cheeky £1 no deposit offer that is incredibly popular with our players. Check it out!

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


*18+. New customers only. Min deposit and spend £10 on Bingo within 7 days of registering and creating a Chat Name on Ladbrokes Bingo to receive £40 Bingo Bonus. 2 x wagering req apply. Bonus valid for 7 days. Country restrictions. T&Cs apply.

The Deal or No Deal Bingo Room at Virtue Fusion sites like Ladbrokes 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


*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.

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


*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+

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.


*Deposit & spend £10 on Bingo, get £40 online bingo bonus & 10 x 5p spins on Midnight Wilds. Stakes on Bingo Millions do not contribute towards bonus. 1st depositors only. Bonus is non withdrawable. T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org


*First time depositors only (18+ UK exc. NI). Min Deposit £10. Max Offer 222 Free Bingo Tickets [110 on Street Party & 112 on Kaching] & 22 Pending Free Spins [Game of our Choice]. Free Spins winnings are capped at £2.20. All winnings are credited to real money balance. Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and expire after 7 days. Promo code: CREAM. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Valid until 31/12/2020.


*First-time depositors only. Min deposit: £10. Max offer: Bingo Tickets worth £120 (£60 on Street Party & £60 on Kaching) plus 20 Free Spins on Fluffy Favourites with winnings capped at £2.00. All winnings will be credited to your real money balance. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Promo code: EXCLUSIVE. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply. Valid from 17.12.2019 until 31.12.2020

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