Blackout bingo is one of the most popular types of bingo patterns. When your playing bingo online or maybe even at your local VFW organizations usually use this pattern for their jackpot games because it is the most difficult pattern to get and therefore makes the game longer and more exciting for everyone.
In 75-ball blackout bingo you have to cover all 25 spots on your bingo card. It takes at least 24 calls to cover them all, since you get the middle spot for free. Make sure to pay close attention to the Bingo Caller to make sure you don’t miss any of the numbers called!
It may take a minimum of 24 calls to get a blackout bingo, but if you happened to get one in fewer than even 40 calls you would be considered a very lucky person. Most blackout bingo games end between the 55th to 60th call, depending on how many players are in the game. Also a new growing trend if a blackout is not called within the first 60 balls it is rolled over until the next blackout bingo game. This can make the prizes very large and have scene a few jackpots being well over $2,000.00
As for 80 ball bingo, all 16 squares must be covered for a blackout bingo, and in 90 ball bingo a Full House (with all 27 squares marked off) is considered a blackout bingo.