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If you are new to bingo, whether online of offline, then there are some bingo terms you might hear or read which you might not be familiar with. Don’t despair however, simply read on for a guide to some of the most commonly heard bingo terms out there.

Bingo blackout: a winning pattern in which all numbers on the bingo card are covered. Also called bingo blackout.
Bingo caller: the person who calls out the bingo numbers as they are drawn in a traditional bingo hall. When you play bingo online, the numbers are revealed automatically on-screen.
Bingo card: bingo cards contain 24 numbers and one blank space and to win a bingo jackpot a certain amount of numbers must be covered in a certain pattern, depending on the type of bingo game you are playing.
Bingo chat rooms: when you play UK Online Bingo Games you can visit the chat rooms to talk to other players in real time and make new friends as you play.
Dabber or dauber: a bingo dabber or dauber is the pen used to blot out the numbers on your bingo card as they are called in a traditional bingo game. When you play Bingo Games you can choose to have the numbers dabbed automatically, allowing you to more easily play several bingo cards at one time.
Jackpot: the cash prize if you win a bingo game. Depending on where you play, and what type of bingo game you play, the jackpots can be very large. Progressive bingo games allow players to build up the jackpot by paying to stay in each round until someone wins; so the pot keeps growing.
Bingo bonus: this is an amount of money awarded to you in your online bingo account. Sometimes you will receive a bingo bonus simply for signing up, other times you will receive a bingo bonus for spending a certain amount of money.
Now you’re familiar with some of the lingo, go out there and play bingo!




Last Updated 18 October 2013
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