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Bonus & Keno Games : Bingo, U.K. Style

By Daniel Michaels

Level: Apr 30th 2007
Bingo, especially its UK form, has reached great notoriety all over the world. There’s no wonder why. It is a game that can be played anywhere and anytime. You only need a few bingo cards and bingo chips, someone able to identify numbers and enthusiasm to play and win. Churches, saloons and parties all are places where bingo can be played. It is a game for pleasure, but also in some cases it is used as a charity fund-raiser and has to accomplish several social functions. Also, people in the United Kingdom, which play bingo online, transformed the game in a business of millions of U.K. pounds every year.

However, bingo games are available online and live in bingo halls and are very fashionable all across the U.K.
Bingo rules in the U.K.
Generally, Bingo in the U.K. uses a system of numbers from one to ninety. American bingo is played with bingo cards, while in the U.K. it is played with tickets. They are designed with nine columns and three rows. Every ticket has 15 numbers on it divided in three rows of 5 numbers. You can buy a book which contains six tickets that covers all ninety numbers. But pay attention and buy enough tickets it you want to play an entire session. Usually, a session lasts an hour and between three to eight games are played per session.

Ways to win
When you play a game it is natural to want to win. The prizes and the probability of winning make the game more interesting which emotions running high. In order to win a bingo game in the U.K. it is recommended to follow one of three tips mentioned below:
  1. Get all five of the numbers which are listed in the first row on your ticket.
  2. Get all five numbers listed in the first and second line.
  3. Get all of the numbers which are in the three lines, what is called a full house.
When one of these three conditions is accomplished, the player must call the house to claim his winning. But the game is finished only when all the three line on a ticket, named full house, win. In the end, the prizes are divided between the players who suits to the three conditions mentioned above. The most important prize is obtained by the player who has a full house.
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