The 90-ball bingo game has always been one of the favorite bingo games of bingo players all over the world. This game is played with bingo cards with three rows with nine boxes in each, that is a grid of 3 x 9. Within each row only five boxes have numbers and the rest are blank, which means each card has 15 numbers.
The numbers in the bingo cards go from 1 to 90, like the name of the game suggests. The first column has numbers from 1 to 9, the second from 10 to 19, the third from 20 to 29, the fourth from 30 to 39, the fifth from 40 to 49, the sixth from 50 to 59, the seventh from 60 to 69, the eighth from 70 to 79 and the ninth from 80 to 90.
There are three bingo patterns for this type of bingo game. Each one of them implies a specific prize. The patters are: one line, two lines and bingo (full card). When we say one line we mean that the winner will be the bingo player who completes any line first in any of the bingo cards.
In the case of two lines, the winner will be the bingo player who completes two of the three lines that the card has before any other player does. When it comes to full card, it means that the player has to complete all the numbers in the bingo cards before the rest of the players in order to call bingo.
As we said before, in 90-ball bingo there are prizes for lines, but the most important prize we can win in this game is when we call bingo, which requires that we get all the numbers in the bingo card.