Bingo Terms G – L

G.T.I., T.E.D

An electronic dabber system that Bingo players can use to play multiple packs at the same time. A rental fee is usually charged.

game board

An electronic display attached to the Bingo board to show the pattern – for example, four corners, chevron, regular, or blackout – you need to get to win a particular game. It looks like a Bingo card.

game room

An online area or “room” for playing Bingo, used to divide online Bingo players into groups. Using smaller groups makes chatrooms more manageable.

hard card

A Bingo card printed on heavy cardboard, usually with shutters to cover each number as it is called out.

hardway Bingo

A Bingo term describing Bingo in a straight line without the use of the free space typically included in the center of each Bingo card.


A big prize usually awarded for achieving a difficult pattern, such as a blackout, within a specified number of balls.

lucky jar (or cookie jar)

A Bingo term that refers to a container with cash that you’ll win if you Bingo on a specified lucky number. The lucky number is usually the first number called at the beginning of a session. Money is added to the jar every time the lucky number is called. Usually you can win the lucky jar only during regular games.

For our online Bingo glossary for terms from M onwards, visit our Bingo terms M – P and Bingo terms Q – Z pages.