What are ‘Bingo Balls’?
Originally made from wood, Bingo Balls today are made from plastic, and are very similar to a ping pong ball. Bingo Balls come in sets of 75, and are mixed in a console or blower chamber to be randomly selected by the caller.
Bingo Balls are numbered 1 through 75, and the numbers correspond to specific letters that spell out the word ‘BINGO.’ For easier identification purposes, colors are also assigned to each ball. Becoming familiar with the numbers assigned to each letter helps you play better, and even increases your ability to win. See the tables below for reference.
‘Bingo Balls’ Explained
Concerning land-based bingo games, an electronically operated blower machine is typically used, and there are 75 balls used. So each ball has equal chances of being pulled, Bingo balls are exactly the same shape and size, as well as perfectly balanced.
When a bingo ball blower is used, air blows the balls into a chute, then the bingo caller selects the first one and announces it. There will always be several big scoreboards with lighted numbers indicating the numbers called, which helps you keep track.
Online bingo is played in a virtual environment, and through the use of the Random Number Generator, you are ensured that the numbers are selected completely at random. Depending on the site, the numbers are flashed across the screen and covered automatically using the ‘auto-daub’ feature. The first player to have all the required numbers covered is the winner. Typically, the software used also calls ‘BINGO!’ for you. You are not required to tick off your cards, since the computer marks the cards automatically when it sees a match. An internet bingo board assists the players in monitoring the balls that have already been announced.
In some cases, a player may get a bingo on certain numbers that they feel a lucky connection with. While there is no evidence that these numbers really give good luck to players, this could motivate them to have a positive attitude, which may have an impact on their luck.
From the land-based bingo hall to the internet bingo rooms, Bingo Balls serve as the channel to the winning numbers of the players. It is all based on chance and a twist of fate.