5 Line Bingo is also known as Swedish bingo. 5-line bingo is an action-packed,
fast-paced bingo variant that many bingo players enjoy online or
offline. 5-line bingo is simple game to play and as in 75-ball bingo, a 5-line
bingo card consists of a 5×5 grid pattern. The one difference between the two,
is that on a 5-line card there is no free square in the middle the way that
there is on a 75-ball card.
The word BINGO is displayed along the top of the card and each column of numbers is placed under a letter.
5 Line Bingo pattern
In the 5 line bingo gaming pattern:
- B column contains five random numbers ranging from 1 through 15.
- I column contains five numbers ranging from 16 through 30.
- N column contains five numbers ranging from 31 to 45.
- G column contains five numbers ranging from 46 to 60.
- O column contains five numbers ranging from 61 to 75.
How to play and win 5 Line Bingo?
The numbers 1 through 75 are used in a standard 5-line bingo game. In a live hall, a bingo caller will call each number one at a time until the winning card/s are identified. The same goes for an online bingo game, though the computer software will select the balls. During a game, each number will only be called out once.
When a number is called, locate it on your card and use your dabber to mark it. In an online game, you’ll likely have the option to have the computer auto-dab your numbers for you, or you can do it manually. Some players like to dab their own tickets when playing online because it creates more of an interactive feeling, but the choice is completely up to you.
In a live hall, there will be an electronic board or screen that displays what numbers have been called, which will assist you in keeping track of the balls in play. Online, many sites will have an area on the screen that shows the last 4-6 numbers called.
In most 5-line bingo games there are five ways to win and as such there can be as many as five winners per round. Here are the winning combinations:
- Single Line Win: First player to mark off one full line of numbers.
- Double Line Win: First player to mark off two full lines of numbers.
- Three Line Win: First player to mark off three full lines of numbers.
- Four Line Win: First player to mark off four full lines of numbers.
- Full House: First player to mark off all five lines of numbers.
In most of online bingo sites they will allow for a completed horizontal, diagonal or vertical line to be counted as a win.
The amount you can win is typically determined by how much
the price of each ticket was and also by how many players are participating.
The higher the price of a ticket and the more players that are involved in the
game, the higher the prize money will be. Many halls and online providers will
have guarantees attached to some of their games, which ensures that a
designated minimum amount of prize money will be offered to the winners
regardless of how many players are in the game.
Tips to win 5 line bingo
While 5-line bingo is played the same way but each bingo hall and online bingo sites have their own set of rules and ways of operating that you should know about.
Also, every bingo provider has unique games and promotions that they run. Participating in these games is a good use of your buy-in money as whatever the bonus is, chances are you’re getting a higher value when compared to a standard bingo round. Some casinos will offer a buy one/get one special where for every ticket you purchase, a free one will be added.
Note that more players you’re playing against, the harder it’s going to be to win. Therefore try to adjust your schedule so that you can focus on playing during off-peak hours. This is possible both in a live and online setting, as all you have to do is a little research to find out what games/start times attract the most players and then avoid those games. This is a quick and easy way to maximize your odds of winning.
If you’re playing on a tight budget, you can always find bingo games from your preferred provider with lower-priced cards. By playing in these games, you can increase the number of total matches you can participate in, thus giving you more chances to win overall during your session.
Another way to put the odds in your favor is to purchase multiple cards for each round, rather than playing on a single card. This can affect your budget, so take that into consideration before buying too many cards for a round. In a live game, it takes a lot of concentration and fast reflexes to be able to play multiple cards at once, so only accept that challenge if you feel you can handle it. Online, simply select the option that will enable the computer to mark all of your cards for you.
Find games with low-priced cards that are taking place in off-peak hours. Then, if your budget allows, purchase multiple cards for those rounds. You’ve now given yourself about just as good a chance of winning as any experience bingo player could hope for.
Finally remember that bingo is ultimately about having fun, and to play responsibly.