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Bingo cards are used to play various bingo games, including U.S. style bingo and U.K. style Housie. Cards are usually made of cardboard or non-reusable paper, but more and more bingo halls are beginning to use computerized cards. Bingo cards are printed in various styles (see below) with randomized bingo numbers. As bingo numbers are called, players either check off the boxes with a pen or marker, or use a bingo daber/dauber to stamp the box.

U.S. Bingo Cards

https://www.setthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/samplebingocard.png A typical U.S. bingo card

U.S. bingo cards are 5×5 squares, with the columns labeled B-I-N-G-O and with spots contains numbers between 1 and 75. The center square typically is a free spot, and often has the word “free” printed on it.

B I N G O
12 23 44 56 74
8 17 37 52 69
11 18 X 46 64
5 22 33 59 71
2 26 42 51 63
  • Column B contains numbers 1 – 15
  • Column I contains numbers 16 – 30
  • Column N contains numbers 31 – 45
  • Column G contains numbers 46 – 60
  • Column O contains numbers 61 – 75

U.K. Bingo Cards

U.K. Bingo, or Housie, cards are usually called tickets and differ greatly from U.S. Bingo cards. The cards contain three rows and nine columns. Each row contains five numbers and four blank spaces. Each column contains one, two or three numbers.

https://www.setthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/housieticket.jpg A typical housie/Bingo ticket

  • Column 1 contains numbers 1 – 10
  • Column 2 contains numbers 11 – 20
  • Column 3 contains numbers 21 – 30
  • Column 4 contains numbers 31 – 40
  • Column 5 contains numbers 41 – 50
  • Column 6 contains numbers 51 – 60
  • Column 7 contains numbers 61 – 70
  • Column 8 contains numbers 71 – 80
  • Column 9 contains numbers 81 – 90

Sources

Bingo Dictionary

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