Printable 75-ball bingo cards
Hugely popular in North America, 75-ball bingo’s creation was inspired by the UK’s traditional 90-ball version. With fewer balls in play but more chances to win, it’s easy to see why it’s fast becoming a new favourite across the globe, both online and at home. But what makes it really cool is that there’s more than one way to play and you can be creative with it. Best of all, we’ve got everything you need to start playing.
Two exciting varieties
Don’t you just love it when you can put your own twist on a game? There are two types of 75-ball bingo you can play at home with your friends and family: lines and pattern. If you’ve played bingo before, you’ll probably be familiar with how winning lines work, but the winning patterns are what sets it apart, because you can make your own up (if you like).
A glance at lines bingo prize structure
If you play the lines version of 75-ball bingo, then you’ve got five chances to win. The value of the prizes are usually dictated by player numbers and increase nearing the full house jackpot.
- One full line or column wins the smallest prize
- Two full columns or lines equals a small win
- Three complete lines or columns wins a medium prize
- Four full columns or lines wins big
- Full house (all the numbers on your card) wins the jackpot
A glance at pattern bingo prize structure
You’ll be wondering what kind of winning patterns you can use? Although you could come up with some interesting designs, it’s probably best to use things people can follow easily. Stars, hearts and crosses are popular choices, but it’s up to you; you could take turns creating. How the prizes are valued is simple because there are only three.
- One full line or column wins 3rd prize
- Completing the pattern wins 2nd prize
- Filling the whole card equals a full house and wins the 1st prize jackpot.
How the cards are designed
With five columns and five lines, if it wasn’t for the word BINGO across the top, a 75-ball bingo card would be square. There are 24 numbers printed on each card, all selected randomly out of an available 75. At the centre sits a numberless square, this is often called a ‘wildcard’ or simply a ‘free square’and can be used to complete lines and patterns.
How the BINGO columns are calculated
Every column has a fixed range of numbers which increases from the far top left under the letter B, to the highest number which appears at the bottom of the right-hand column under the letter O.
- Column 1 – B: numbers 1 to 15
- Column 2 – I: numbers 16 to 30
- Column 3 – N: numbers 31 to 45
- Column 4 – G: numbers 46 to 60
- Column 5 – O: numbers 61 to 75
Playing the game
Using our printable bingo cards, playing 75-ball bingo is similar to other forms of the game. Once you’ve decided between lines or pattern and everyone’s got their eyes down, numbers between 1-75 are called at random. If you don’t have a bingo machine to call out the numbers, then you can use ours anytime you like.
How to print your 75-ball bingo cards
First, choose what colours everybody wants: yellow, green, orange, blue, navy blue, red or violet. Otherwise, if you’re low on ink, select black and white on your printer. At the top left, underneath the colour selection, there’s a control panel; here you can choose new cards, this will changes the pattern of the numbers. There’s also the print button there too.
Background colours and paper size
If you want to add extra style to your cards, you can choose a background colour. The size can be whatever you have, but A4 works best. This and the orientation should be set up and ready to go, but it’s worth double-checking the preview before you click print. Have fun!