There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to playing online bingo. 30 ball bingo is a recent addition to the bingo menu for an increasing number of sites. It’s a rapid, quick-fire game but uses the same principles and rules as the more traditional 90 ball and 75 ball games. On the whole, the price of tickets for this game tend to be much cheaper, often as low as 1p. 30 ball bingo is also known as Speed Bingo, because the low number of balls make for a fast-paced game. It’s growing in popularity rapidly and there are sure to be an increasing number of online bingo sites offering this variant in the future.
The layout and pattern of 30 ball bingo cards
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30 ball bingo is played using cards in a 3×3 grid of 9 squares. 30 numbers are called out during a game and players have to mark off the numbers as they appear on the cards. The winner is generally the one who’s able to mark off a full house first. However, a number of sites now feature a three stage pattern. Requiring each single line to be filled one at a time, much like traditional bingo games.
Why has 30 ball bingo become such a popular option?
Possibly the biggest reason is because most online bingo players want to get as many games in as possible in the shortest amount of time. Why? Because the more games played the better chance of winning. Another reason is that 30 ball bingo is really easy to play and for those who enjoy playing with multiple cards the games are much easier to follow.
Progressive jackpots are also being offered on 30 ball games and are even better that the top jackpots offered on 90 ball and 75 ball games. The popularity of 30 ball bingo should really come as no surprise because after all the internet is all about speed and convenience, and our everyday lives just seem to be getting faster and faster. A 30 ball bingo game takes half the time to play a card and with progressive jackpots and top jackpots that are much easier to win it’s no wonder the game has taken off in such a big way.
How to play 30 ball bingo online
As we’ve already mentioned, 30 ball bingo is one of the simplest bingo games to play. But to avoid any confusion we’ve decided to add an explanation to this page so you won’t have to worry whether you’re doing everything right.
- Step 1 – First you have to open an account at an online bingo site that offers 30 ball bingo as one of its options. You’ll need to follow the registration process and have your payment validated, but then you’ll be ready to buy your 30 ball bingo cards. Different sites and also different bingo rooms will have different ticket prices. But if you’re looking for higher rewards you probably need to be looking for higher ticket prices.
- Step 2 – The bingo game starts when the timer goes to zero, and you’ll need to keep your eyes on your bingo card as the random number generator, or live bingo caller, calls out the thirty numbers.
- Step 3 – If a number is called and it appears on your card you have to daub it. It’s possible to do it yourself manually, or make use of the automatic daub feature which means less work for you. However, using the auto daub feature kind of takes away the excitement.
- Step 4 – The winner of the game is the first player to daub all 9 numbers on their card.
A common feature of many 30 ball bingo rooms is live chat, where you can talk to other players and enjoy a spot of banter. There should also be support and assistance provided by the bingo site, but you need to be aware that not all offer it 24 hours a day. A common feature will also be an indicator which shows the numbers already drawn and those yet to be drawn, so you never need to lose track of what’s happening. There’s really little more to be said about playing 30 ball bingo online so let’s finish up with a short history lesson.
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A very brief history of online bingo
The first online bingo site was launched in 1996, cyberbingo.com, but it wasn’t until 2003 that the game really started to take off in the UK. Around that time a site called Prize Bingo was launched. The following year, 2004, saw the launch of Think Bingo, which claims to be the first standalone bingo site in the UK. 2005 saw the arrival of another well-known brand Wink Bingo arriving on the scene in 2008.
Right up until 2013, playing bingo was still very much a desktop activity. But when 15 Network launched the games were finally available for the mobile generation of players. What does the future hold for online bingo? It continues to develop as a game and also as a pastime. Social media has also jumped on the bandwagon and enabled bingo brands to interact with the customers in a much better way. Live bingo games have managed to take the game even closer to its bingo hall roots, and mobile bingo seems set to be the next big thing.