Interesting things about Tambola: Know Tambola

Tambola is an interesting game and lets see some interesting facts about it

  1. Ever wondered why there are 6 tickets on a page in Hard Copies of Tambola???
    As we know that there are 90 numbers in Tambola Game and each ticket has 15 numbers. So, 6 tickets has 15*6 = 90 numbers. In all these 6 tickets, each number from 1-90 occurs in one ticket only. Therefore, when a CUE is called, it will be present in one and only one ticket.
  2. There are 3 rows and 9 columns in every Tambola Ticket
  3. There are total 90 (1-90) numbers in Tambola
  4. There are 3 rows and 9 columns in every Tambola Ticket
  5. Every ticket has exactly 15 numbers
  6. Every row contains 5 numbers
  7. A column may have 1, 2 or 3 numbers. There should be at least 1 number in every column
  8. A Ticket cannot have same number more than once
  9. Column 1 on any ticket has numbers between 1-9
  10. Column 2 on any ticket has numbers between 10-19
  11. Column 3 on any ticket has numbers between 20-29
  12. Column 4 on any ticket has numbers between 30-39
  13. Column 5 on any ticket has numbers between 40-49
  14. Column 6 on any ticket has numbers between 50-59
  15. Column 7 on any ticket has numbers between 60-69
  16. Column 8 on any ticket has numbers between 70-79
  17. Column 9 on any ticket has numbers between 80-90

90 ball bingo is the traditional way of playing bingo in the UK and is fast becoming the most popular version of bingo worldwide. From the brick and mortar bingo halls of the UK, 90 ball bingo has become the most widely played version of bingo in the Europe and Australia.

90 ball bingo

More UK bingo sites are incorporating 90 ball bingo games in response to its surging popularity. The 90 ball bingo played online is similar to the game played in traditional bingo halls. As the name suggests 90 ball bingo games is played with 90 bingo balls. You can also play 90 ball bingo for progressive jackpots where you can win huge cash prizes for getting a full house within a specific number of calls. If no one gets a bingo, the jackpot value starts decreasing and the game continues until the regular pot remains. This feature of 90 ball bingo makes it an exciting game to play as you never know when the luck strikes.

90 ball bingo games can be played both for prizes and progressive jackpots. Just like a land based bingo hall, you can win huge prizes if you win a full-house within a certain amount of numbers. 90 ball bingo is similar to 75 ball bingo in many ways - players purchase tickets, mark off the numbers as they are called, and hopes to be the first person to complete the desired pattern first. Even though the basics of the two games are similar, there are many differences between the two. A few significant differences are discussed below:

Bingo Cards - One of the most important difference between 75 ball bingo and 90 ball bingo is its different card structure. In 90 ball bingo, the bingo cards are called tickets which are contained in strips. While each strip has 6 bingo tickets, a card has 3 rows and 9 columns. Each row contains 5 random numbers and 4 blank spaces.

90 ball bingo card

Bingo Patterns - In 90 ball bingo players don't compete for a pattern as such. Typically, a 90 ball bingo game can be won in three ways. The first winner is the first player to complete any single line, the second winner is the first player to complete any two lines, and the third winner is the first person to complete a full house - the entire card.

90 ball bingo patterns

Purchasing Cards - In land based bingo halls players must buy tickets in strips of six. Each strip contains all the numbers up to 90 spread throughout the tickets. So this means every time a number is called, you mark off a number on your card. In online bingo however, you have the option of auto daub which makes sure that you don't miss a number.

90 Ball Bingo Call Board - The 90 ball bingo call board is similar to the one used in 75 ball bingo games, except that it has 90 numbers, instead of 75, arranged in 9 rows of 10 numbers, totaling to 90 numbers in all.

90 ball bingo callboard

If you new to online bingo have never played 90 ball bingo before, then it might be a good idea to play free bingo and see how you like it, before actually making a deposit to play.