Five-line bingo is very similar to the 75-ball game. In fact the only difference is that the 5 x 5 card doesn’t include any blank squares. Atop the five columns are the letters B-I-N-G-O.
There are five ways to win 5-line bingo: a ‘single line win’, a ‘double line win’, a ‘three-line win’, a ‘four-line win’ and a ‘full-house’. Single line wins happen when you get five numbers in a line. Double line wins are possible when you daub 10 numbers in two lines. Three line wins are awarded to players who daub 15 numbers in three lines and four line wins are achieved by daubing 20 numbers in four lines. To get a full-house, you’ll have to mark off every number in all five lines.
Roll on Bingo follows the same rules as standard versions of bingo but with one key difference. The game carries on until a set number of players win. So don’t expect to be declared the outright winner, even if you’re lucky enough to achieve a pattern or full-house. Those balls will continue to roll until every single pre-specified prize has been won.
It’s possible to win at Roll on Bingo by landing a full-house or by marking of as many as 20 pattern coveralls. So there are plenty of ways to bag some kind of prize.
That pretty much concludes our guide to the most common versions of bingo online. But there are plenty of others that have been introduced in recent years, of which some are kind of unconventional. Although a few of these might not yet be available in Canada, we figured we’d mention them anyway.
Cinco is a weird mix of bingo and cards that was created by Tombola. To play, you’ll be presented with five rows of cards. The dealer then draws additional cards from a pack and turns them over, one by one.
The aim is match your cards with the ones from the pack. As you do so, a gaming chip is placed on each matching card. You’ll win the game if you’re the first to pair five cards with the dealer’s deck.
Flash Fives is also known as Bingo Vegas at some websites and has been around for a couple of years now. Like Cinco, it fuses card game-play with bingo and includes a progressive jackpot. If you decide you’re going to play, you’ll be dealt five cards that are chosen randomly from a deck of 52 cards.
To get lucky at Flash Fives, you’ve got to match your cards to those from the dealer’s deck. When one matches, it gets covered with a gaming chip. Cover all five and you’ll be declared the winner provided you’re the first to do so of course!
This is another card game-bingo hybrid that bares a very close resemblance to Cinco and Flash Fives. But instead of traditional bingo numbers being called, you’ll be dealt cards. To play, just purchase ‘tickets’ or rows of cards. Every game features five with a maximum of 10 rows.
To win, you’ve got to mark off all five cards in a single row. In addition to a standard prize, the game includes a progressive jackpot. To win this, you’ve got to make a ‘bingo’ in seven calls.
Cashpot Bingo is for all intents and purposes a 90-ball game with a bonus wheel thrown in for good measure.
You win by landing a full-house, one line, two lines or a pre-specified pattern. Should you manage this, you’ll also gain access to the bonus wheel for the chance to spin for an extra prize.
Blox Bingo is another re-imagining of the standard 90-ball variant. There’s also a bonus round where you’ve got to arrange blocks to win prizes. A progressive jackpot has been included too.
You can win a game of Blox Bingo by marking off a single horizontal line, two horizontal lines or a full house (every number on your ticket). To try your luck at the Blox bonus game, you’re going to need to purchase at least six tickets. Then you’ve got to create lines of three or more ‘blox’ by arranging colored squares. The highest scorers are awarded more tickets for the next game – not the most imaginative prize in our book but what the hell.
Cash Cubes is based on 36-ball bingo and was developed by iGaming giant Playtech. The game area features 12 numbers that are arranged on the outside of four joined cubes.
To win a prize, you have to achieve a full-house. This is possible by drawing all numbers on a cube. Each completed cube also counts towards a bonus which is banked and then saved to your ‘Cash Cubes collection’. When you’ve collected 50 cubes of one color you’ll win a special bonus.