What is a bingo Link game?
Getting to know the bingo lingo can be one of the most daunting tasks for anyone new to the world of online bingo. Not only are there different bingo calls to get to grips with, but there’s a variety of abbreviations and terminology to understand too.
At tombola, you may often hear our Chat Moderators or players mention the Link games that occur in some of our bingo games. A bingo Link game is when all rooms or clubs in a game join together to play for one big prize pot. They take place at specific times of the day and are only available in certain games.
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Getting to know the bingo lingo can be one of the most daunting tasks for anyone new to the world of online bingo. Not only are there different bingo calls to get to grips with, but there’s a variety of abbreviations and terminology to understand too. So, what exactly is a Link game?
A bingo Link game is when all rooms or clubs in a game join together to play for one big prize.
Link games take place every half an hour in two of our most popular games, bingo90 and bingolite. This gives you the chance to play for a bigger, shared prize pot, as well as an additional Two Line prize in bingoLite – look out for the link symbol which appears when a Link game is in play, or when the next game will be a Link game.
From 2am – 9am in bingo90, and 1am – 9am in bingolite, ALL GAMES are Link games, with ticket prices starting from just 2p in bingolite and 10p in bingo90!
What’s the difference between a classic bingo game and a link game?
There are two major differences between a classic game of bingo and a Link game. The first is the number of players in each game. The number of players in a classic bingo game depends on how many players are currently playing in the individual room or club you have bought your tickets in. The number of players in a Link game depends not only on how many players have bought a ticket in your room or club, but in every other room or club in the game too.
The second major difference, which is a direct result of the increased number of players in a Link game, is the prizes up for grabs. As with most bingo games, the prize fund depends on the total number of tickets purchased for the game. With significantly more players playing a Link game, as all rooms and clubs in the game are combined, the prizes on offer are higher. For example, if a bingo game had six different clubs, all six clubs would play their individual games during a normal game. In Link games, however, all six clubs link together to play for a shared prize pot.
What bingo Link games are available at tombola?
At tombola, two of our most popular games have Link games available to play. Our 90 ball bingo game bingo90, which was tombola’s original game, has seven clubs to choose from – Rainbow, Mosaic, Spectrum, Harlequin, Chevron, Palette, and Kaleidoscope. Each club has at least two Chat Rooms, so you can enjoy a natter while playing. All seven clubs in bingo90 come together to play for the same One Line, Two Line, and Full House prizes during Link games. You can find Link games in bingo90 every 30 minutes on the hour and half past the hour, and in every game from 2am – 9am too. You will notice a Link symbol replaces the name of your club to signify when a Link game is in play, or when one is coming up in the next game.
Our other 90 ball bingo game bingoLite also has Link games available to play at certain times. There are nine different Chat Rooms to choose from in bingoLite – Sparkle, Feather, Fizz, Fluff, Bounce, Bubble, Cloud, Breeze, and Sugar. During Link games, which are every 30 minutes on the hour and half past the hour as well as in every game from 1am – 9am, all nine rooms come together to play for a shared prize pot. Whereas during classic games there are only One Line and Full House prizes up for grabs, there's also an additional Two Line prize to be won during Link games. As in bingo90, our Link game symbol will appear in bingoLite when a Link game is in play or coming up in the next game.
How much do they cost to play?
Our lowest stake game that has Link games available to play is bingoLite. Tickets in bingoLite start from just 2p and the maximum you can spend per game is 40p. In bingo90, you can play from just 10p per ticket and the maximum you can spend per game is £2.
Are the Jackpots different on bingo Link games?
The bingo Jackpots in both bingo90 and bingoLite are always linked, even during normal games. Although the Line and Full House prizes will vary from room to room depending on which room you are in, the Jackpot prize amount will be the same in each room. Both bingo90 and bingoLite play for a progressive Jackpot, which means it increases in every game until it is won.
The bingo90 Jackpot will be won if a player in any club wins the Full House in 40 calls or less. It will then reset back to £500 in all clubs and increase in every game until it has been won again. Our biggest bingo90 Jackpots to date include mrsbarrowman who won £39,341, xxpepsixx who won £36,890, and faltop826 who won £36,701.
All rooms in bingoLite also play for the same Jackpot, irrespective of whether it’s during a Link game or a classic game. After a player has cleared all their numbers in 43 calls or less to win the bingoLite Jackpot, it will reset at £100 in all rooms and increase in every game until it’s won again. Despite tickets costing just 2p, the bingoLite Jackpot has gone for over £2,000 on several occasions. Our biggest bingoLite Jackpot winners to date include runk62 who won £2,891, lynneb1958 who won £2,686, and dai1944 who won £2,665.
It’s not just Jackpots where huge prizes can be won, we often have Guaranteed Prizes up for grabs during Link games in our promotions too. It’s always worth keeping an eye on our bingo promotions page to find out what we have coming up each month.