Bingo Terms Q – Z


A type of Bingo in which numbers are called as quickly as possible and a card must be full for you to win.

rainbow pack

A paper pack that allows players to play for three or four different prize denominations at once.

reno night

An evening of casino games like blackjack and roulette. These are sometimes held in Bingo halls but more often in restaurants and hotels.


Random number generator – the machine used to pick the numbers for a game of Bingo. Most are electronic


A serial number that indicates the number of unique faces that a single set of Bingo cards will contain. For example: a 9000 Series has 9000 unique faces


An entire evening or daytime program of Bingo, consisting of regular games usually played on hard cards and special games played on throwaways, flimsies or paper sheets. A session usually lasts somewhere between two and a half hours and three hours and 15 minutes.

shutter board

A hand-held re-usable plastic Bingo board with pre-printed numbers, usually in a 4×4 format. These numbers are marked off by closing shutters over them.

six-pack, nine-pack

Six or nine numbers in a block on one Bingo card.


Bingo games played with a different set of cards than the pack purchased at admission.

speed Bingo

A variation of regular Bingo in which numbers are called very quickly and you can Bingo in as few as three numbers. Usually played before or after a regular session.

speed game

A coverall that is called very quickly. It is sold as a special game one card at a time.

split pot

A Bingo game in which the winner splits the sales of the game (the pot) with the Bingo hall. For example, the winner might get 60 percent of the sales and the house would keep forty percent.

table board Bingo

A lottery scheme where players purchase a table board card and win prizes by being the first to complete specified arrangements or patterns of numbers on the card from numbers selected at random. A table board Bingo event can be held in conjunction with a regular Bingo event.

texas blackout

A variation of Bingo. If the first number called is even, all the even numbers on all your cards are wild (jokers). You cover all the even numbers to win. If the first number called is odd, you have to cover all the odd numbers. The game then proceeds to a blackout.


More commonly called “flimsies”, Bingo cards printed on thin sheets of paper. There are usually three cards printed on a single sheet but flimsies are also printed in one, two, four, six or nine-card formats.


Eligibility required to win additional jackpot amounts. Price varies by number of cards played.

wild number

Usually played on a double Bingo that leads into a triple Bingo. The first number out of the hopper determines the wild number. For example, if 42 is drawn, all numbers ending in 2 should be marked off.

wrap up game

The name of the last game of a session.

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