How To Play Bingo
Players buy cards with numbers on them in a 5x5 grid corresponding to the five letters in B-I-N-G-O. Numbers such as B-2 or O-68 are then drawn at random (out of a possible 75 balls) until one or more Players completes a “Bingo” pattern, such as a line with five numbers in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row on one of their cards and wins the prize. There are many possible patterns to play for.
A Bingo card contains 24 numbered spaces and one free space (blank), with which you play Bingo. The numbers are assigned at random on each card and are arranged in five columns of five numbers each by five rows (5x5=25 in total including the blank square). The numbers found in each column are derived from the following predetermined choices:
Players have thousands of unique cards to choose from. Some manufactures print unduplicated series of 6,000 cards. There are also series of 9,000 cards available.