Australian online bingo is more commonly known and online housie. Both online bingo and online housie are virtually exactly the same thing with players buying cards before the game begins and then marking off the numbers on their cards as they get called out.
Like all bingo games the first person to complete the set pattern or make a full house is the winner and takes down the prize pool on offer.The version of the online housie game most commonly played by Australian bingo players is much like the American version of the game. Players buy cards before the game starts for a pre set amount of money. The cards usually have five rows and five columns meaning a total the total number of squares is twenty five.
The game beings and numbers are called out at random. The winner is the player who makes a full house first of completes a pre set pattern before anyone else. In this form of the game there is normally only one winner who takes home the full prize pool on offer. It's more of a gamble but the rewards are much greater.
Bingo games in the UK are slightly different to Australian online bingo games. Players start the game with a card that is three rows long with nine columns meaning a total of twenty seven squares. Prizes are then awarded for the first player to fill up one row on their card, the first player to fill up two rows on their card and finally to the player who fills up all of their card first. The pay outs are normally staggered so that the more of your card you fill first the more money you win. You can of course win all three pay outs if you get lucky enough!
You can play both Australian online bingo (housie) and UK bingo games at all online bingo sites. All the best online bingo halls offer both forms of the game so if you get a little sick of one then you can try out the other. You will find there is one room for 75 ball bingo and one room for 90 ball bingo. Most players have a favorite but play both on the odd occasion.
Online bingo has actually brought the two games together. Before online bingo was available bingo players had to pick between playing one or the other. Well, they didn't get to pick it depended on where they lived. Players from the UK would always play 90 ball bingo with twenty seven squares and those from Australia and America would play 75 ball bingo with twenty five squares.
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