Are you familiar with the terms?

Sure it’s tempting to head straight to playing CyberBingo, however, you should take some time to understand the words mostly used in online bingo. This will help you get more familiar with the game so it will definitely serve to obtain a better online bingo experience. Here below I have listed the most popular terms used in addition to their meaning:

Bingo Board An electronic board showing all the number being called.

Bingo Card It has 5 columns, 25 spaces and a blank square in the middle. The columns in each card match the word B-I-N-G-O. Each letter is combined to a specific group of numbers which are randomly inserted in each card.

Free Space The blank space in the middle

Pattern The shape to be covered in a game to be declared a winner.

Dauber An item to mark off numbers on a card. Different symbols can be chosen according to one’s preference on CyberBingo.

Auto-Daub A feature that marks off numbers on a card automatically.

Caller The one who calls numbers out

Chat room A screen displayed on the side of a bingo room which enables you to send messages to other roomies, play additional chat games and win more BBs.

Coverall A pattern where each number on a card needs to be covered for someone to be a winner.

Jackpot The largest prize offered for a specific game.

Progressive Jackpot A jackpot which gets bigger until it’s won.

Multiple Winners Prize divided equally amongst 2 or more players to achieve Bingo! At the same time.

RNG (Random Number Generator) This ensures fairness and honesty in a game.

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Gary Beal

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