Game Board, Gameboard – An electronic display that is attached to the bingo board to show the pattern needed to win that particular game. It looks like a bingo card and shows what variation of bingo you are playing on that particular game on the program. For example: four corners, chevron, regular, blackout, etc.
Game Room – Some online games divide the players into game rooms.
G.T.I., T.E.D. – An electronic dauber system used to play multiple packs at once. These usually require a rental fee and only one is allowed per player.
Hard Card – A bingo card printed on heavy cardboard material usually with shutters to cover each number as it is called out.
Hardway Bingo (Hard-way Bingo) – Bingo in a straight line without the use of the free space.
House – A casino or gambling center/centre or a gambling hall/property. Also the property owners or the operators of a gambling game, such as Bingo.
Jackpot – A big prize usually awarded for achieving a difficult pattern, such as a blackout, within a specified number of balls.
Lucky Jar (or Cookie Jar) – A container with cash. You win the contents of the lucky jar if you bingo on the lucky number. The lucky number is usually the first number called at the beginning of a session. Money is added to the jar every time the lucky number is called or if the caller makes a mistake in announcing the game. Usually you can win the lucky jar only on regular games. There is no lucky number in play on special throw-away games.
Minimum Buy-in – The least amount you must spend to be eligible for prizes.
Moonlight Bingo – Session of bingo that starts late at night, usually about 10:00 pm.
Money Ball – A number drawn before the game that will double a player’s winnings if bingo is hit on that number.
Multiple Winners – Two or more players bingo at the same time. When this happens, the cash prize is divided among them. For example, if there are five winners on a $500 game, they each receive $100.
On – A player is said to be On when one or more cards they are playing lacks only one number for a bingo.
On The Way – The game played on the way to the blackout game. It is played prior to the blackout on the same card. First the preliminary game(s) are played and then more numbers are called until there is a blackout.
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