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Here are the most popular bingo games so far this year.

Bingo has been a prominent fixture on most gamblers’ portfolios over the last few decades and continues to make headway even in the 2020s. Part of that success has partly been because it’s a great game and of its ability to morph and change with the times, such as the bold and fun that operators like Wink Bingo provide. But with all the iterations bingo has been through over the years, how do you know if the version you’re playing is the one you like. This article will look at the trending bingo games this year and tell you a bit about how they are played. Without any further ado, here is our bingo games list.

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1. 90 Ball Bingo

One of the most popular versions of bingo with the Brits is 90-ball bingo. It has been around for hundreds of years and is widely recognized as the most native bingo game. However, it only found its way to the UK in the 1960s. Purely a game of chance, a random number is generated, and the caller calls it out. The first player to cover the corners, mark a line or two, or cover their entire card calls bingo. The online version uses a card with 27 squares that hold three possible winning patterns. If you manage to get one or two, there are prizes, but you’ll have a full house and win the jackpot if you get all the three patterns right. This version of bingo is fun and engaging and has had players cramming into bingo halls and online sites for years. 

2. 30 Ball Bingo

30 ball bingo, also known as speed bingo, is a variant of 90 ball bingo designed to shake things up. Its pace is faster, and games don’t last as long as regular bingo. The ticket used to play is also smaller and comes only with nine squares with thirty random numbers a player is supposed to mark. 

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However, to win at this bingo game, you need to mark all the numbers on your card before anyone else does. This makes it easy to play online on your phone and tablet. In addition, 30 ball bingo can be easier to follow than most games because you only need to mark off all the numbers on your card. 

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3. 80 Ball 

30 ball bingo, also known as speed bingo, is a variant of 90 ball bingo designed to shake things up. Its pace is faster, and games don’t last as long as regular bingo. The ticket used to play is also smaller and comes only with nine squares with thirty random numbers a player is supposed to mark. 

The game is derived from the more prominent 75-ball bingo, but unlike it, you’re required to mark out a predetermined pattern for every game. The patterns are different in every game, which keeps it exciting and engaging. On a light note, most players like online versions because it pays homage to the old land version they were used to. 

4. 75 Ball Bingo

The other form of bingo prevalent in other regions like the US is the 75-ball bingo. The card has 25 squares with five columns and fifteen numbers on each. The player who achieves the winning pattern first wins the game. In addition, a jackpot number is also called out during each game and if the winning pattern includes this number. The winner also gets the jackpot prize.

Like in a bingo hall, while playing 75 bingo online, the software will select the ball and only display a number once. However, to win while playing its purest version, also called single line bingo, you only need to mark a single line. In addition, it can be diagonal, vertical, or horizontal. However, with the recent proliferation of bingo sites, you will not lack one you will enjoy playing. 

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5. Free Bingo

If high-stakes bingo does not wet your whistle, free bingo will provide a thrilling experience as any game. There are many versions available to play online and a large community of free bingo players to interact with. Furthermore, there may not be prizes to win, but the relationships you build will last long. You will also gain valuable insights into playing the game that will be useful when you transition to waging money. 

6. Music Bingo

Musi bingo is a radical take on bingo that trades numbers for the top music charts. A card comes with titles to songs you mark off as they are played. If you’re playing in a bingo hall, the caller will play one song after the other, and if the title of the song appears on your card, you mark it off.  All bingo rules apply, and the first player to mark a line first calls bingo. 

However, if you’re playing online, you will pick a playlist with songs you feel familiar with and mark them off as the software shuffles through them. So if you like music and know quite a bit about your songs, this game is up your alley. The experience will be one of the most fun playing bingo. 

Conclusion

Bingo has seen a few interpretations over its lifetime, and with every version, players have found something to gravitate to. But one thing about bingo is that it has never lost its Chi and remains to be as authentic and entertaining as its earliest versions. However, today different versions are available to satisfy your every bingo need, and with this list, you now know the trending ones. 

So what type of bingo do you play and why? Let us know in the comment section below.