Bingo Terms

Seen a lot of Bingo terms so far and not so sure what they mean? Use this handy glossary of terms to get the lowdown on commonly used terms in Bingo.
You can get a better idea of common chat terms, as well terms from A to Z.

Bingo Chat Terms

Bingo chat terms are special shortcuts that players use in the chat room to chat to each other. This makes it quicker and easier to type fast to keep up, and also adds some fun to the chat.
Here are a few of the most common chat terms:

  • BRB – Be Right Back
  • WTG – Way To Go
  • WD – Well Done
  • HB – Hurry Back
  • TY – Thank You
  • YVW – You’re Very Welcome
  • GLE – Good Luck Everyone

Bingo Terms A-F

Admission Packet
A minimum number of cards that you have to purchase to gain admission to a Bingo game.
Buy-In
Buying Bingo cards or an admission packet to gain entry to a Bingo game.
Early Bird Game
A Bingo game that starts before another regularly scheduled game.

Bingo Terms G-L

Hardway Bingo
A Bingo term describing Bingo in a straight line without the use of the free space typically included in the center of each Bingo card.
Jackpot
A big prize usually awarded for achieving a difficult pattern, such as a blackout, within a specified number of balls.

Bingo Terms M-P

Money Ball
A number drawn before the game that will double a Bingo player’s winnings if Bingo is hit on that number.
Payout
The percentage of sales paid out by the House to Bingo winners. The average payout among Bingo halls is about 75 percent. This compares with a payout of approximately 45 percent on state lottery games.

Bingo Terms Q-Z

RNG
Random Number Generator is used to pick the numbers for a game of Bingo.
Speed Bingo
A variation of regular Bingo in which numbers are called very quickly and you can Bingo in as few as three numbers.
Wrap Up Game
The name of the last game of a session.
Now that you have learnt more about common Bingo terms – go out and see what they really mean in the game!