How to play 75-ball Bingo

If you’re from the good old USA and a fan of bingo games, you’re already familiar with 75-ball bingo – it’s one of the most popular bingo game types in America! In this ‘how to play’ guide, you’ll learn everything there is to know about 75-ball bingo games on Cheeky Bingo.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You buy one or more cards to the game.
  2. The game caller calls out random numbers.
  3. If that number appears on the card, you cover it, aka daub it.
  4. You can set the settings to an automatic or a manual daub and change it to your liking.
  5. The first person to get the winning bingo pattern wins the game and the jackpot.

It’s one of our most straightforward games with a simple-but-fun concept.

Still want to know more? Let’s totally dive in the world of online 75-ball bingo then! Grab a cuppa and take a seat – by the time you’re done reading this guide, you’re going to be a pro!

The 75-ball bingo ticket

The tickets you’ll find at a 75-ball bingo come with a 5x5 table of numbers that go all the way up to 75. You’ll find numbers on every single square, except for the centre, which comes with the word ‘free’ instead.

How to win at 75-ball bingo

75-ball bingo is popular because it comes with an unlimited amounts of potential winning patterns. If you’ve played the game before, you must’ve heard of patterns like airplane, champagne, and turtle. But you can also get letter-based patterns as well as some pretty advanced ones like Sputnik and Triple Bingo.

In Cheeky Bingo’s 75-ball bingo games, the winning pattern is always displayed before the start of the game. All you need to do is daub it!

The payouts and jackpots

The payout is determined by the cost per ticket and the number of players. Higher amounts = higher payout + even bigger jackpots. Keep an eye on offers and promotions for extra jackpots on various bingo games.

Buying cards for 75-ball bingo

Good news – you can buy up to 96 75-bingo cards. Pretty impressive, right? All you need to do is make sure you have enough funds in your account and you’ll be ready to play. Whenever you want to deposit any money, you just need to click the ‘cashier’ button.

75-ball bingo ticket selection

There are two ways of selecting your tickets – one is manual selection and the other is automatic.

Manual selection of cards

Cards can be chosen one at a time. When you click the ‘get new cards’ button, you’ll get a new set of cards, replacing the old ones, apart from the ones you have already chosen. You can shuffle between the cards by clicking on the red arrow buttons above the cards.

Automatic selection of cards

Cheeky Bingo’s system can choose your cards for you if you click on the ‘auto select cards’ box. The maximum number of cards you can buy is still 96. However, you can now select the number of cards you want to buy automatically instead of clicking on each individual card.

Playing 75-ball bingo

After you purchase your cards, you need to wait for the game to start. To keep an eye on your purchased tickets and the game’s starting time, you just have to check the ‘game starts’ countdown. The countdown can always be found in the top left corner of the screen.

The best part? Games start every few minutes! When the game starts, you’ll receive all information on that specific game, including which pattern will bring you the jackpot. The called numbers appear at the top and they’ll include the last five called numbers.

Daubing settings

On top of the usual manual daubing, Cheeky Bingo’s system has an automatic method of daubing your numbers. This means you can just sit back, relax, and let the system do the daubing for you. You can check and uncheck the ‘autodaub’ setting at any time – the setting is located in the top-hand corner of the screen.

Neither daub setting will have an impact on the outcome of the game – you can still get the main prize regardless of your setting.

Return to player for 75-ball bingo

Return to player stands at 70% on average, however, you might notice that it varies depending on the ticket price and the number of players in each game.

1TG and 2TG games

1TG and 2TG games will be your best friends – you will be able to win a share of the prize even if you don’t get the main jackpot!

75-ball bingo game options

You can customise the bingo interface by clicking on the ‘options’ button on the right corner of the screen. You’ll be able to choose from several settings.

The settings available:

  • Autodaub: Automatically cover the numbers on your card with each call.
  • Price alert: Enable or disable displayed card price within bingo rooms.
  • Show 3TG: ‘Show 3 To Go’ option highlights 1, 2 or 3 numbers left to cover.
  • Best Card First: Your best card will be revealed.

What happens if your game disconnects?

We understand not everyone has the best internet connection – it sometimes gets too slow for our liking. But if this happens while you’re playing games at Cheeky Bingo, the system will continue to auto cover your cards. So despite the fact that you might not be able to play the game due to your connection, you will still be awarded any prizes you would have won during your time away.