Below you find a list containing some common bingo terms
Admission – To be allowed to enter a game, IE to have admission to that game.
Admission Packet – The number of bingo cards you need to buy to be allowed to enter a game.
Autodaub – A function used in online bingo. It automatically marks the called numbers for you.
Bingo – Bingo is the word you call out when you hit a winning combination. It is also the name of the game.
Bingo Card – A bingo card is the card containing numbers used when playing bingo. It can be compared to the lottery ticket in a lottery or your cards in a card game.
Bingo Board – The board, usually electronic that displays the numbers being called.
Bingo Marker– Pen used to mark the numbers on the bingo card.
Blackout/Coverall – A winning combination in bingo that requires you to mark all the numbers on the field.
Caller – The person yelling the numbers.
Cash-In-Prize – Any bingo game that has a cash price.
Chat room – Feature that allows you to chat with other users while playing online bingo. Certain bingo chat etiquette do apply.
Consolation Prize – A price offered if there are no winners after a certain amount of balls.
Early Bird – A game played before the regular game for those who arrive early.
Flimsy/Flimsies – Bingo cards made out of thin low quality paper.
Four Corners – A winning combination in bingo that requires you to hit all four corners of your bingo card.
Free space – Center square on American bingo cards.
Hard Card – Regular bingo cards that are made out of thick high quality paper or cardboard.
Hardway Bingo – Bingo where the winning combination is a straight line and no free space is used.
Jackpot – The highest possible win.
Lucky Jar – A cash container that can be won by hitting a certain number in a winning combination.
Main Stage Bingo – The main game during a bingo session. This is usually the game that attracts the most players.
Minimum-Buy-In – This is the total minimum cost of taking part in the game and be able to win prizes.
Money ball – A certain number that can double the winnings if a player hits a winning combination containing that call.
Moonlight Bingo – Late night bingo
Multiple Winners – When several players yell bingo at the same time. If this happens the prize is divided among the winning players.
On – When you are one number from a winning combination
Parti – Bingo game in which the price size is dependent on the number of players.
Pattern – Another name for possible winning combinations such as straight and diagonal lines.
Payout – The percentage of the money that the bingo hall pays back out in the form of prizes.
Progressive Jackpot – A jackpot that grows until someone wins it. These jackpots can be very large, especially in online games.
Rainbow pack – Bingo card packs that allow the player to play for different types of prices at the same time.
Session – An evening or afternoon of Bingo games.
Quickie – A game where the numbers are called much quicker than in a usual game.
Validation – To make sure that a play is eligible to win a jackpot prize.
Warm-up – The first game in a bingo session.
Wrap-up – Last game of a bingo session.