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Some Common Terms Used in Online Bingo that You should Know about

Some Common Terms Used in Online Bingo that You should Know about

Those who are not that familiar with the online versions of bingo could very well get lost in the terminology that’s often thrown around during conversations. It’s understandable that someone who is only familiar with the live, classical versions of bingo has no idea what the online player means when they says things like “And the RNG threw out the last of the teens, then a doctor’s orders, and I just knew I had a bingo when I saw the inside square!”

It’s very normal for someone to ask if the player could kindly repeat what they just said – in English this time. No worries, it’s just part of the game; it’s the bingo lingo that has developed over time, and it’s a testament to how exciting the game truly is. Here are some common terms used in online bingo that you should know about.

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Common terms

There are some common terms that are often used on the Internet – not just in the bingo chat rooms. If you’re not familiar with them, here’s a short list.

  • Pattern. The bingo cards require you to fit a pattern with the drawn balls. Originally, in the classical game, those patterns were simple lines, but other versions use more creative patterns.
  • Tickets. To join a bingo game, you need to get some cards – these cards are also called tickets. Depending on what game you join, your cards (or tickets) will contain a specific grid of numbers.
  • Coverall. This term is used in the classical 75-ball version, and it is used to indicate that all the numbers on the ticket must be called.

Some abbreviations

  • RNG – random number generator
  • BB – Bingo Bonus
  • CM – chat moderator

Check these numbers

Here’s where bingo lingo really gets interesting – check out the following numbers:

  • Eight. Fat lady
  • Sixteen. Never Been Kissed (from the song Sweet Sixteen)
  • Nineteen. End of Teens. (Because it’s the last year a teenager is actually still a teenager)

If you feel that it’s all a little too much to remember, don’t be intimidated – not understanding what other players are talking about or chatting about during the game isn’t going to spoil the fun you can have during the game itself – the moderators and the website are very clear about what it means, and everything is communicated in perfect English. But once you’ve got to know some people and have started discussing the game, you’ll pick up bingo lingo in no time – and you’ll enjoy it, too. So go get your tickets, pick your room, enter the chat and look for the familiar nicks; hope that the RNG favours your patterns and you get that prize!

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Those who are not that familiar with the online versions of bingo could very well get lost in the terminology that’s often thrown around during conversations. It’s understandable that someone who is only familiar with the live, classical versions of bingo has no idea what the online player means when they says things like “And the RNG threw out the last of the teens, then a doctor’s orders, and I just knew I had a bingo when I saw the inside square!”

It’s very normal for someone to ask if the player could kindly repeat what they just said – in English this time. No worries, it’s just part of the game; it’s the bingo lingo that has developed over time, and it’s a testament to how exciting the game truly is. Here are some common terms used in online bingo that you should know about.

Common terms

There are some common terms that are often used on the Internet – not just in the bingo chat rooms. If you’re not familiar with them, here’s a short list.

  • Pattern. The bingo cards require you to fit a pattern with the drawn balls. Originally, in the classical game, those patterns were simple lines, but other versions use more creative patterns.
  • Tickets. To join a bingo game, you need to get some cards – these cards are also called tickets. Depending on what game you join, your cards (or tickets) will contain a specific grid of numbers.
  • Coverall. This term is used in the classical 75-ball version, and it is used to indicate that all the numbers on the ticket must be called.

Some abbreviations

  • RNG – random number generator
  • BB – Bingo Bonus
  • CM – chat moderator

Check these numbers

Here’s where bingo lingo really gets interesting – check out the following numbers:

  • Eight. Fat lady
  • Sixteen. Never Been Kissed (from the song Sweet Sixteen)
  • Nineteen. End of Teens. (Because it’s the last year a teenager is actually still a teenager)

If you feel that it’s all a little too much to remember, don’t be intimidated – not understanding what other players are talking about or chatting about during the game isn’t going to spoil the fun you can have during the game itself – the moderators and the website are very clear about what it means, and everything is communicated in perfect English. But once you’ve got to know some people and have started discussing the game, you’ll pick up bingo lingo in no time – and you’ll enjoy it, too. So go get your tickets, pick your room, enter the chat and look for the familiar nicks; hope that the RNG favours your patterns and you get that prize!

 

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