75 Ball Bingo is the form of bingo that is most commonly in North America. The game is played on a card designed with 5 columns by 5 rows of squares, 25 squares in all. Each square is marked with a number between 1 and 75. Generally the letters of the word B-I-N-G-O are written across the top of the 5 vertical columns, and beneath each letter there appear numbers only from a certain range, as follows. In the “B” column you will find the numbers between 1 and 15, in the “I” column numbers 16 to 30, in the “N” column numbers 31 to 45, in the “G” column numbers 46 to 60 and in the “O” column numbers 61 to 75. The center space, which is left blank, is designated as “free.” The caller traditionally calls out both a letter and a number – for example, “G 54.”
The object of 75 Ball Bingo is to be the first to “bingo” – that is, to cover a line vertically, horizontally or diagonally, or to complete a specific pattern, often themed as for example in the shape of an animal or a holiday symbol. A player who does this wins the jackpot, although if two player bingo at the same time, usually the jackpot amount is split between them. Some 7 Ball Bingo games offer multiple jackpots. Speed Bingo is 75 Ball Bingo with one simple difference – the speed at which the numbers are called is much faster, to increase the game’s excitement factor.