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BingoPort's Guide to 5-line Bingo

Article published on July 18, 2017 02:10pm

Guide to 5-Line Bingo

5-line bingo’s pretty new, so there aren’t that many places you can play it in the UK yet. However, this game is certainly getting people excited!

Also known as Swedish bingo, 5-line bingo is the fast-paced variant of bingo we’ve all been waiting for. It's ideal if you fancy a bit of a change from the traditional 75 and 90-ball games! It’s really simple to play, and because we’re sure you’ll all love it so much we’ve created a quick guide to get you started!

The cards

5-line bingo is played on the same cards as 75-ball bingo—there are 5 columns and 5 rows, making 25 squares in total. The key difference here is that there’s no free space in the centre.

The word BINGO is written along the top of the card—each letter is above a different column. They're organised as follows:

  • The ‘B’ column is made up of 5 random numbers ranging from 1 to 15.
  • The ‘I’ column follows the same principle, but with numbers ranging from 16 to 30.
  • The ‘N’ column is full of numbers ranging from 31 to 45.
  • The ‘G’ column contains numbers ranging from 46 to 60.
  • And finally, the ‘O’ column is made up of numbers ranging from 61 to 75.

This means that when selecting your numbers, you have to make sure that they correspond to the correct column. We're sure you'll get the hang of it!

Bingo numbers

The patterns

The wide range of patterns that you can win with is what makes 5-line bingo so thrilling to play. There can sometimes be as many as 5 winners per round!

At most online bingo sites, there are 5 ways to win. Here are the combinations that you need to keep an eye out for:

  • Single line win: The first player to get one full line of numbers.
  • Double line win: The first player to get two full lines of numbers.
  • Three line win: The first player to get three full lines of numbers.
  • Four line win: The first player to get four full lines of numbers.
  • Five line win: The first player to get all five lines of numbers.

Don’t forget—it’s not just horizontally or vertically that you can mark off lines. You can mark off diagonal lines as well, so keep your eyes peeled!

A typical 5-line bingo card

A typical 5-line bingo card

Swedish Bingo Tips

As with any variety of bingo, the luck is in the draw. Still, there are a few tips that you should be aware of before you start your journey to playing Swedish bingo:

Try and play when the rooms are a bit quieter.

This goes for any variety of bingo—simply put, you're more likely to win when there are fewer players in the room. The chat might not be as lively, and the jackpots might not be quite as big, but if you're in it to win it, this is the way to go!

Learn the rules.

With 5-line bingo being such a newcomer to the scene, you might forget that you're not in a 75 or 90-ball game! Make sure you swot up on the rules before playing.

Keep an eye out for promotions.

Again, because 5-line bingo is so new to the UK bingo scene, the sites which offer it are running promotions like it's nobody's business! Make sure you check out our weekly promotions for a good idea of what's out there.

This sounds great, where can I play 5-line bingo?

If you like the sound of the fast-paced, exciting game which is sure to revitalise your love for all things bingo, you need to check out 5-line bingo. But where can you play? We've put together a helpful list of some of our favourite 5-line sites below.

Ladbrokes Bingo

Ladbrokes is one of the biggest names in bingo, and for good reason! They offer regular 5-line bingo games in their Snug room. While you're there you can take advantage of their excellent welcome offer!

888 Ladies

Another one of the big players is 888 Ladies. They've really got on board with the 5-line game, so you can expect a great number of players and some exciting jackpots.

Tasty Bingo

If you fancy a piece of the action, there are few better places than Tasty Bingo. With £100 up for grabs in their fixed daily jackpots, plus a whole host of other games to keep you amused, what are you waiting for?

We hope this has given you a good idea of what to expect when playing 5-line bingo, the hottest new bingo craze. Don't forget to check our blog every week for the latest promotions and bingo news!

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