Are you completely lost when a seasoned bingo player starts rattling off terms about minis and sessions?
When they talk about coveralls at bingo, do you wonder why there is a dress code?
You came the right place!
The mini session is regular call bingo. All games are double bingo called with 3-4 second balls. Faster than regular session bingo, minis are a good warm-up for seasoned players. The payout is split 50/50 with the winner and charity, and is 100% dependent on the number of cards sold. The more cards sold, the higher the payout!
The regular session is call bingo. The pattern of each game is determined by the session program, and games are called with 10-11 second balls. The total payout for the session is $1,200.00, with various portions allotted to the individual games.
Progressive games are call bingo played at a regular session speed. The prize awarded depends on the limit of balls set for the jackpot prize. Each day, the charity will add a ball to the limit of balls for the jackpot prize. If no bingo is reached within the limit of balls, a consolation prize is awarded to the first player that hits a blackout. Once the jackpot prize is awarded, the limit of balls is reset and starts over.
Speedball is a fun and exciting blackout game of call bingo with balls called every second. Try to keep up!
Bonanza bingo is a call bingo game played on a sealed tear-open card. Each day, the charity will post whether to pre-dab even numbers or odd numbers. There are three chances to win this exiting game: big X, large picture frame, and blackout. Each pattern wins a prize! Don't like your card? No problem! Trade it in with $1.00 to get two additional cards.
Double dab bingo is played like regular call bingo, but the bingo card has two numbers per square. If either of the numbers are called, you get to dab the entire square! The prize is awarded to the first player to hit a blackout.
Event Games and Other Pull Tabs
Event games are sold separately from mini session and regular session games. They have fun names like 'Pot of Gold' and 'Luckies'. These games are called pull-tabs, because you pull the tab off of the card to reveal a card. The event games are played as individual call bingo games. The payout for the event game is printed on the face-side of the card and can range from $100.00-$400.00.
Flash games are cards that are sold separately from mini session and regular session games. The flash cards can have instant winners with prizes ranging from $0.50-$50.00. Some cards will have a bingo number printed on them. Hold these cards! The 'Flash' game will be played with a specific bingo game. If the bingo number on your flash card matches the last bingo number called when the bingo hit, you win a prize!
Derby games are cards that are sold separately from mini session and regular session games. The derby cards can have instant winners with various prize amounts. Some cards will have a bingo number printed on them. Some cards will have a derby number printed on them (1-15). Hold these cards! If you get a derby number, look at the nearest flashboard to find out the numbers in your derby. A derby consists of your derby number plus the four numbers directly below your derby number on the flashboard. If your derby is the first to be completely lit, you win prize! The derby bingo numbers work just like flash - if one of your cards has the last ball called when a bingo hits, you win a prize!