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80 ball bingo

80 ball bingo is probably the best option for players who do not like the other variants of the game. Some players for example consider 75 ball bingo not attractive enough in terms of prizes while others find that the 90 ball variant is too complex for them to play with any real enjoyment. 80 ball bingo is the variant that sits right in the middle of these. It requires filling only 16 boxes and presents the most interesting game format in terms of winnings.

The use of "shutter board" style cards in the 80 ball variant makes for a unique game of bingo. Each box has four rows and columns and the numbers are scattered around depending on the color that’s been assigned to them. There are four colors in 80 ball bingo. In general they are the primary colors of red, yellow, blue and green. There are four groups of numbers; they are 1 to 20, 21 to 40, 41 to 59 and 60 to 80.

The rules of 80 ball bingo

There are several winning patterns in 80 ball bingo. You can make what is called a ‘Full House’ which means you manage to cross off all the numbers on your card, but you can also simply complete a horizontal line of numbers, a vertical line of numbers, the inner square or complete the four corners that make up the bingo card. This is the real advantage of 80 ball bingo; it offers a wide variety of ways you can win. However it’s worth noting that prizes will vary depending on your winning combination and not all patterns are equal in terms of how much can be won.

Online gameplay

80 ball bingo is not very different from its other variants when it comes to playing the game online. In online bingo, games are played at a much faster speed and the games usually come with additional challenges. The sets of numbers are called out at intervals of two to three seconds and an automatic system checks the numbers for you directly, according to what you have on your bingo card.

Game notes:

  • 80 ball bingo has more opportunities to win due to all the possible combinations.
  • It’s more attractive because of the available mini-games and challenges.
  • 80 ball bingo widens the scope of online games where in general it’s more comfortable to play and easier to access.
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