Despite UK and US speaking a common tongue, these two countries are divided by lots of differences. Jokes and trivialities aside, both Brits and Americans like to claim their ways to be leading. For example, an object of ardent discussion between the two sides is bingo games online. Which version is better, the Brits’ favourite 90 Ball Bingo or the American 75 Ball version? An average Brit is somewhat acquainted with the 90 Ball Bingo but what’s so special about the American version? Is it better? More fun? You’ll find the answers to these questions below.
75 Ball Bingo in a nutshell
First lets look at the differences between the 2 games and what could you expect when playing the 75 Ball version. The main difference here is the type of cards that are being played. The American version employs independent cards that do not link together. Each card is a grid of 5×5 with the middle space left empty, leaving 24 numbers on the card. The random numbers called out will range between 1 and 75.If you’re playing multiple cards, you might have to cross out duplicating numbers.
The winning combination will be a pre-determined pattern, such as a shape of a house, a letter, an arrow, a geometrical figure etc. There are over 300 approved patterns being played today. When playing 75 Ball Bingo, you can expect:
- A slower, more complicated game because of not-interlinked cards.
- 1 prize (possibly with additional ones) as opposed to 3 winning patterns (one line, two lines, or three lines)
- Usually a bigger jackpot than 90 Ball Bingo
- The abundance of winning patterns makes 75 Ball Bingo a true aficionado’s game.
A game of chance with increasing chances
In further search for the certified champion version of bingo, we should mention that both games are completely down to chance. Given that you follow the game closely and do not miss numbers, you are completely at the mercy of the bingo caller and the numbers he pulls out of the box. However, in 75 Ball Bingo you can actively increase your chances of winning by playing more cards. That is something that isn’t usually done in the UK version and puts the American counterpart higher up on the list. The limit of cards you can play varies but this number is more often higher than the average player can handle dividing his attention between.
Which variant is the better one?
Both bingo versions have been influential to the UK, US and many other countries’ culture. The game remains as popular as ever with both in-person games in bingo halls and online bingo play. Some claim that 75 Ball Bingo is the easier, more relaxed game with a straight path leading to the big jackpot on ZMI osrs. Others might find the fast paced, more equalised 90 Ball version to be the better one. The only way to decide for you is to sign up at the local or online Bingo and give both versions a bash! Remember to play responsibly and keep your eyes peeled.