A-Z Online Bingo Glossary

  • Author: Harrison Score
  • Updated: January 18th, 2019

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!

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


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: 160 Bingo Tickets worth £80 (80 Tickets (£40) on Street Party and 80 (£40) Tickets on Kaching). All winnings will be credited to your real money balance. Promo code: BINGO160. Full T&C’s apply. Valid until 30.06.2019. read more

*Valid once per household, first deposit only. Min Deposit £10. Package consists of: 80 Kaching Tickets, 6 Big Bang Tickets & 10 spins on Irish Luck PLUS 5 Jackpot Spins on Millionaire Genie. Irish Luck spins win capped at £1 CASH. Jackpot Spins win only progressive jackpot. No wagering. Further T&C's Apply. | 18+ | GambleAware read more

*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. read more

C – Chat Room

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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

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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

*18+, opt-in required. New Customers only. Min first deposit £5. £5 must be spent on bingo tickets to receive £25 bonus funds. 4x wagering requirements for bonus. 14 day expiry on bonus. Contribution to wagering reqs varies by game. Further eligibility and terms apply. BeGambleAware.org read more

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

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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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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

18+. New online customers only. Certain countries only. Min first bingo deposit and spend £5 = £25 Bingo Bonus. Wagering reqs apply: 4x Bingo Bonus. Bonus valid for 1 week after credit. T&Cs Apply. read more

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. Max offer: Bingo Tickets worth £100 (£10 on Royal Room & £90 on Big Bang) plus 50 Free Spins (on Fluffy Favourites with winnings capped at £4). Valid with Code: FLUFF. All winnings will be credited to your real money bankroll. Valid until 31/01/2019. Full T&Cs apply. read more

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

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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. Certain countries only. GBP, EUR & SKR only. Min deposit and spend £5 on Bingo within 7 days of reg. Bonus for Bingo only. 2x wagering req apply. Bonus valid for 7 days. T&Cs apply read more

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

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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

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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.

*New customers only. Bonus is non withdrawable. Deposit & spend £10 on Bingo get £20 online & £10 retail Bingo bonus. Retail £10 for main session only. £5 min withdrawal on winnings. T&Cs apply. read more

T&Cs: First time depositors only. Min deposit: £10. Max offer per deposit: Bingo Tickets worth £30 (on Street Party), Bingo Tickets worth £20 (on Big Bang) plus 40 Free Spins on HeartBurst. Free Spins Winnings will be capped at £2.5 and credited to your real money balance. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Promo code: BURST. Full T&C’s apply. Valid until 31.12.18. read more

*First time depositors only. Min deposit: £10. Max offer: 160 Bingo Tickets worth £80 (80 Tickets (£40) on Street Party and 80 (£40) Tickets on Kaching). All winnings will be credited to your real money balance. Promo code: BINGO160. Full T&C’s apply. Valid until 30.06.2019. read more

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