90 Ball Bingo is the most common form of bingo played in the UK and Ireland, having been something of a national institution in the UK since the 1960s. 90 Ball Bingo is open 24 hours a day and is very easy to play.
The object of the game is to mark off the numbers on your ticket(s) as they are drawn. You have multiple chances of winning:
The Dotty Team increases the prize for each successful line with the jackpot prize awarded to the first player to complete a Full House. If more than one player lands a win, The Dotty Team will split the prize for that win.
So login and play now, enter one of our 90 Ball Bingo Rooms, and click on the 'Buy' button to purchase tickets. Each game differs but in general you can buy up to 96 tickets for most games. Each ticket is made up of 3 rows and 9 columns. Each row has 5 numbered squares; while there will always be 4 free squares per row.
The Dotty Team's Tip: A set of 6 tickets is called a strip, and in a strip, every possible number from 1 to 90 is distributed ONCE (and only once) across these 6 tickets. Therefore, for every ball called, one number can be marked on any of the 6 tickets.
When Can I Play 90 Ball Bingo?
Whenever you want 24 hours a day!
Simply login to play Dotty Bingo where you will find live games and our friendly chat hosts. The Dotty Team offers at least ten 90 Ball Bingo games per hour, and you can instantly join any game with less than 10 drawn balls.
So, now you know how to play, why not buy a bingo ticket OR take advantage of Dotty Pre-Buy offering, which allows you to purchase tickets for games up to 24 hours in advance!
Play 90 Ball Progressive Jackpots (PJP)
You can join a 90 Ball PJP Bingo game just by buying tickets, for your chance to land huge payouts! The PJPs in each room always start with at least 500.00 and increase in value each game until a player wins the jackpot.
At the start, you win the PJP in any of the rooms if you 'Bingo' in 36 balls or less. The Dotty Team increases the balls to Bingo by one ball every four days in each room until someone wins the PJP. So keep an eye out for the changing number of required balls to land the jackpot in each of the rooms!
The Dotty Team's Tip: The higher the number of balls to Bingo, the sooner someone is going to win the super PJP! So why not buy some tickets and see if today is your lucky PJP day with Dotty Bingo. You must be a depositing player to win a PJP.
75 Ball Bingo is the most common form of bingo played in North America and Scandinavia. Our 75 Ball Bingo room is open every evening from 15:00 (UK time), and is very easy to play.
The object of the game is to mark off all your numbers in the bingo pattern displayed on your bingo ticket, and the first player to do this is the winner! With 75 Ball Bingo there can also be more than one winner. If this happens, The Dotty Team will split the prize between the winning players.
Each ticket is 5 x 5 (five columns by five rows) and made up of random numbers from 1 to 75. The Dotty Team will always mark the middle square on each ticket. Each column is headed by a letter B, I, N, G and O, which is also shown on the number board and bingo balls.
Whilst you are enjoying your game of bingo you can also join in the chat with your fellow roomies. The Dotty Team gives you a chance to win extra prizes in his fantastic chat games. So simply login, choose your bingo game and you'll be free to join in the fun of the chat room.
The Dotty Team's Tip: To keep The Dotty Bingo Chat Rooms a fun & friendly place, he kindly asks that you respect some simple, easy to follow rules on chat etiquette.
As Bingo has been around for ages, lots of fun lingo and phrases have popped up during games and many of them have stuck over the years. And just like with text messaging, online bingo has also developed its own lingo.
The Dotty Team invites you to brush up on your Bingo Lingo and Chat Phrases, so next time you're in the chat room you can WOW fellow roomies and have lots of fun!
The Dotty Team's Tip: Everyone likes to have fun, so please make sure you stick to The Dotty Team's Chat Etiquette guidelines!
If you come across any chat phrases that The Dotty Team has not included below, then please tell us to add your new chat phrase.
| 1TG - One To Go
2TG - Two To Go
3TG - Three To Go
BEHAVE - Oh behave yourself
BEST - All the best
BINGO - Bingo!
BOL - best of Luck
BRAVE - You're brave
BRB - Be Right Back
BYE - Bye
CBS - Come back soon
CU - See You
DAFT - Don't be daft
DAHLIN - All right, darling?
DBL - Don't Be Long
DCL - Don't cry love
FUNNY - Now that's funny
G2BB - Great to be back
GL - Good Luck
GLA - Good Luck All
GLEV1 - Good Luck Everyone
GOOD4U - Good For You
GS - Great Stuff
HB - Hurry Back
HEREUR - Here you are
HIA - Hi All
HIEV1 - Hi Everyone
HIT - Hit me
HOUSE - House!
HOWRU - Ho are you?
HURRY - Hurry Up Roomies
LADS - Away lads
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LOSE - Do you ever lose?
MAMAMIA - Mama Mia
MMM - Mmm
MONEY - Show me the Money!
N2BB - Nice to be back
NP - No Problem
NT - You're Nearly There
OOPS - Oops
QUEEN - Save the Queen
SAY - You don't say
SHOUT - Shout it out
SMOKIN - Smoking!
SS - So Sorry
SUPER - Super Duper
TY - Thank You
TYU2 - You Too, Thank You
TYVM - Thank You Very Much
U2 - You Too
URBEST - You're the best
URMONEY - It's your money
WB - Welcome Back
WD - Well Done
WIN - Nice Win
WTG - Way To Go
YNT - You're Nearly There
YW - You're Welcome
Do You Know Your Bingo Terms?
Take a peek at The Dotty Team's glossary below and see if you are in the know... After all, you want to make sure you know your "Bingo Balls" from your "Bingo Calls"!!!!
75 BALL BINGO
This type of Bingo is Canada and the US’s most popular Bingo game. The game uses only 75 Bingo Balls, and to win you need to be the first to call 'Bingo' on a specific game pattern. The Dotty Team displays the winning bingo pattern you need at the start of a game, which comes in a variety of patterns like 'coverall', 'flower', 'heart' and of course the '$' sign!
90 BALL BINGO
This style of Bingo is Europe’s favourite! In many countries since the early 1960s, this form of Bingo has become a national past time and has been played in land based Bingo halls ever since. The name comes from the number of Bingo balls in play (90). You can win in three ways: firstly, a single line across, then two lines across, and finally the full house win where all the numbers are covered!
Bingo Bonus money! These are bonus credits The Dotty Team adds to your account, which can be gained in a variety of different ways:
The Dotty Team's Tip: BBz can be used to purchase bingo tickets. For more information on BBz please read carefully the rules for BBz.
These are the numbered bingo balls that are drawn at random from the overall set. In 90 Ball Bingo, the balls just have numbers on them. In 75 Ball Bingo, each ball has a number and a letter on them (B, I, N, G or O).
90 Ball Bingo is famous for its quirky sayings and rhyming slang when it comes to calling out the Bingo numbers. Do you know who Dirty Gertie, or Bishop Desmond is?!
Surprise surprise! It’s the actual ticket you buy to play Bingo.
This is a progressive jackpot (PJP) in Bingo that usually comes about on the thirteenth game of a session. There is usually an additional fee to joining in this game, where forty-five random numbers are drawn before the game starts, and players mark them down. A Bonanza game usually starts at 48 numbers and goes up one number every week until 52, or until the jackpot is won.
There are two definitions:
In online Bingo, you buy-in by purchasing Bingo tickets. The buy-in cost varies from game to game.
A fixture of land based Bingo. Callers are people who call out the Bingo numbers. On rare occasions, callers who call incorrect numbers get penalized, and cash might be added to a game pot to rectify the lapse. See Bingo Calls.
A very popular attraction to online Bingo players, chat rooms are great fun and let online Roomies socialize in a way very similar to land-based Bingo get-to-gethers. Dotty Bingo has a vibrant and fun chat community, adding that extra personal touch to your online Bingo game!
CHAT ROOM GAMES
These games happen every hour at Dotty Bingo, and provide you with a great way of earning those extra BBz from The Dotty Team.
CHAT HOSTS OR CHAT MANAGERS (CH or CM)
Your friendly online community Chat Hosts or Chat Managers, are the people who monitor The Dotty Team's online Bingo chat rooms, answer your chat room questions, run the Chat Games and randomly dish out Bingo Bonus money (BBz). They make excellent friends, and with their help, the fun never ends!
The Bingo game type (specific to 75 Ball Bingo) where you have to cover the entire bingo ticket before you can win.
This is an ink filled bottle or pen used to mark off called numbers on your Bingo ticket(s). Touching the ticket with the felt tip of the dauber marks the square. You don't have to worry about this at Dotty Bingo, as The Dotty Team marks your tickets for you as the numbers are drawn, using his auto-dauber.
The purchases you make at Dotty Bingo. The Dotty Team offers numerous payment methods like Ukash, and a variety of Credit and Debit cards, that allow you to make your deposits and to buy your tickets quickly and easily.
The Dotty Team offers some exciting deposit bonuses for all online Bingo players, including a new player bonus. These Bonuses change on a regular basis, so keep your eyes open for the latest bonuses and promotions!
EARLY BIRD GAME
For you Bingo fans who like to start off early, these games kick off before other, regularly scheduled games. You can check out the Early Bird Games The Dotty Team offers on the schedule page.
In 75 Ball Bingo, each Bingo ticket has a blank centre square that almost acts like a Wild or Joker. It’s free and it counts towards making a winning pattern. 90 Ball Bingo on the other hand has just empty spaces on your Bingo tickets. They are free, but they don't count for anything! Oh well...!
You are a funded player if you have deposited funds into your Dotty Bingo account using any debit, credit card or alternate payment method. Check out all the payment methods The Dotty Team offers at banking options.
GAME ROOM (BINGO ROOM)
At Dotty Bingo, The Dotty Team has a different room, with a different theme and prize for each game-type of bingo being played, hence the term ‘Roomies’. The Dotty Team encourages you to jump from room to room and experience the fun with the different Chat Hosts and Roomies. This adds to the fun, social side of online Bingo.
HARD WAY BINGO
One for the hardcore fans! This is a type of game specific to 75 Ball Bingo that is played without the benefit of the free space (the blank) to make a winning pattern. That means there’s no Wild or Joker space to boost your winning pattern. Sounds tough to The Dotty Team!
INSTANT WIN GAMES
The name says it all: These are online Scratch Card and Casino Games you can play in between your regular bingo games. The Dotty Team will bring you your chosen instant win game direct to wherever you are, be it in The Dotty Team's Bingo Lobby or any of his Bingo Rooms. With these exciting games, The Dotty Team instantly deducts your ticket costs from your account, and he also instantly credits any winnings to your account!
LUCKY JAR (COOKIE JAR)
A fantastic cash pot that can be won if you call 'Bingo' on the lucky number. The Dotty Team will call the lucky number first at the beginning of a regular game that has a Lucky Jar in play. Every time the lucky number is called, more cash gets added to the jar.
One for the night owls! These late-night Bingo games usually start from about 10:00 PM and may run through the night. Dotty Bingo also offers these late night Bingo sprees. To find out more, check out the Bingo schedule.
This number is selected before a game starts. If you call 'Bingo' on the number, then your winnings are doubled!
If two or more players call 'bingo' at the same time, The Dotty Team will split the prize money evenly between them.
When you login to your account, The Dotty Team takes you to your 'My Account' area, also called the Bingo Lobby. From here you can check out your funds, transaction history and personal details. And play The Dotty Bingo, Slots, Casino and Scratch Card games, of course!
When you need just one more number in order to complete a winning pattern (call Bingo), that player is ‘On’ – just one letter or number away from winning.
ON THE WAY
A Bingo game played towards a Blackout game. This ‘on the way’ game leads up from initial games, with more numbers being called until the Blackout occurs.
ONLINE BALANCE DETAILS
This is where you can check out all activity and the current balance on your account at Dotty Bingo. You can select payment methods like Ukash, Visa and Mastercard, or keep track of how much you’ve deposited or wish to withdraw.
ONLINE CHAT LINGO
The phrases used in the chat room. Three of the most popular ones here are ‘GLA’, ‘WTG’ and ‘WD’. Brush up on your Chat Phrases & Bingo Lingo terms.
The act of withdrawing some of your hard-earned online Bingo winnings! A minimum of €/£10 may be cashed out of your account and will be processed within 24 hours. You also have 24 hours in which to reverse a payout, in case you want to keep playing for more!
Dotty Bingo holds these draws on a weekly and monthly basis. Prizes for these promotional draws range from iPods and laptops to coffee machines and gift vouchers. You can check out The Dotty Team's promotions & super draws.
Progressive Jackpots or PJPs are that extra bit of excitement The Dotty Team adds to the bingo games! In all of the games a separate cash pot is placed aside after each game, and this cash pot grows and grows. The Jackpots always start at a minimum of €/£250, and are won when a player calls "Bingo" within a set number of calls. If no one wins the PJP prize in a game, the entire pot is rolled over to the next game. The number of balls within which you have to call "bingo" to win the PJP increases by 1 every couple of days. This means that as the PJP grows, the chances of winning it also grows!
The Dotty Team's Tip: These Jackpots are only available to depositing players.
The collective term for online Bingo players. The term is used affectionately for the players specific to the online game rooms.
An evening or daytime program lasting from two to three hours.
A variation of regular Bingo with lickety split number calls. Players can even Bingo in as little as three numbers!
Similar to Speed Bingo, but usually played in coverall games.
A quirky variation of a blackout game. In Texas Blackout, the first number called will either be Odd or Even. If the number called is Even, all even numbers on a player’s card are Wild (Jokers). All of these numbers are covered and the game proceeds to blackout. The same goes for a game where the first called number is Odd.
The total amount staked at Dotty Bingo.
The Dotty Team's specialty! Every new player gets free Bingo Bonus money (BBz) from The Dotty Team when you join to play at Dotty Bingo! You don't even have to deposit any money to get them!
The Dotty Team's Tip: There are rules for BBz.
Any money that you withdraw from your Dotty Bingo account. There is a minimum of 20.00 that may be withdrawn in a transaction. Any withdrawal is credited to your bank account through your preferred payment method. For more information also see deposit and withdrawal methods.
The last game in a session.
Out of consideration for our Chat Hosts and all our Roomies, The Dotty Team asks that all players abide by the following rules:
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