Last updated: 18/04/2016
52-5 bingo is a relatively new version of the classic bingo game. Unlike 90-ball and 75-ball bingo, the game is played with playing cards instead of numbered bingo balls.
Just like in classic bingo, players purchase bingo tickets to a game. Each ticket is called a ‘hand’ and includes 5 playing cards out of the standard 52-card deck (jokers excluded). A caller calls out playing cards randomly and if they appear on the player’s ticket, they are covered by a chip. The first player to cover all 5 playing cards on a ticket wins the game.
52-5 Bingo Tickets (Hands)
Tickets sold at 52-5 bingo games each contain 5 playing cards out of the standard 52-card deck.
The cards are revealed immediately upon ticket purchase.
Playing the Game
After you purchase tickets for a bingo game, the next step is to wait for the game to begin. You can keep track of the time left until the game starts by checking the buy time countdown, which appears in the top left corner of the bingo screen.
When there are only 30 seconds left to the beginning of the game, the timer will turn red and a sound will alert you to hurry up and purchase your tickets.
New bingo games begin every few minutes so the wait is never long. Once the game begins, the caller will reveal the next card from the shuffled deck.
If you missed a few calls, you can always check which cards were called in the ‘Calling Board’ tab on the right side of the screen.
Additional game information is available on the game info panel on the left, including the number of players who have entered the game (purchased at least one ticket), the available jackpots and how to win them and a “how to play” button with a tutorial on how to operate the game.
Covering Your Numbers
52-5 bingo currently offers only an “auto cover” option, which automatically places chips on called playing cards.
The speed in which your ticket is automatically covered doesn’t affect the outcome, so even if your connection speed is slower than that of another player, and you have the winning ticket, the prize is yours no matter what!
If a player gets a Full House on their bingo ticket, the game will end and a winning message will appear including the names of the winners.
Since it’s possible for multiple winners to win a single game, the jackpot will be distributed evenly between the winners or by the proportion of winning tickets, depending on the specific game played.
If you weren’t in the room in time to see the winning message, don’t worry, you’ll still be awarded your wins and you can see details of previous games in the “game history” section of the “my account” menu.
The game Return to Player (RTP) in Bingo 52-5 is affected by ticket price and number of tickets purchased in each game.
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