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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bingo Lingo

CALLER: The person who calls out the bingo numbers.

COVERAL / BLACKOUT: You must cover all the numbers on your card.

DAUBER: An ink marker sold in a small bottle for the purpose of marking off called numbers on your bingo papers.

FREE SPACE: The center space of each card is a free space and counts toward your winning bingo patterns, unless, the pattern is a “Hardway Pattern”, which means you may NOT use the free space to win.

GAME BOARD: A Display board that shows the bingo numbers in play. Most game boards also show the pattern you are looking for.

HARDWAY BINGO: A straight line BINGO without using the free space.

DOUBLE HARDWAY: TWO straight lines on the same card without using the free space.

JACKPOT: A larger prize usually won by achieving a difficult pattern, such as a coverall.

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT: A Jackpot that continues to grow until it is won in a certain amount of numbers. Jackpots are usually a separate buy-in.

VALIDATION: After a BINGO is called the players eligibility for the jackpot award is determined.

WILD NUMBER: The Wild Number is determined by the first number called in a game. For example, if the first number called is N-47, then all numbers ending in “7” including B-7 should be daubed on all your cards.

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