52-5 bingo is a moderately new version of the classic bingo game. Unlike 90-ball and 52-ball bingo, the game gets 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 five 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 get covered by a chip. The first player to cover all five playing cards on a ticket wins the game.
Tickets sold at 52-5 bingo games contain five playing cards out of the standard 52-card deck. The cards are revealed immediately upon ticket purchase.
52-5 games only have one winning pattern, the Full House, which occurs when all five cards on at least one purchased ticket are covered.
In most cases, the size of a game’s payout gets determined by the cost per ticket. That and the number of players who opt into the game. The higher the ticket price and the more players who join a game will cause the prize to be more significant. Occasionally, we offer a fixed minimum prize regardless of the number of players who participate and the cards’ price. Extra jackpots can also be on offer in a select number of bingo games.
To play, it is required that you purchase at least one ticket in a game of 52-5 bingo.
In a single game, you can purchase up to 5 tickets maximum. Before purchasing tickets, you need to fund your bingo account with the right amount of money. After that, you’ll be able to see the price per ticket on each ticket’s purchase button. All ticket prices in a game are the same.
Manual Selection of Cards
Each ticket is purchased separately by clicking the “Buy for Xp” button and confirming the purchase using the “Confirm” button.
When purchasing a ticket, its unique identifier will appear next to it as a reference for communicating with support agents.
This number will also be available in the player’s “My Account” menu in the game history section.
Funding Your Account
The prerequisite for entering a bingo game is the purchase of at least one ticket.
It is only possible to purchase tickets after you have funded your bingo account with sufficient funds. However, you’ll always be able to view your account balance at the top of the bingo screen. To deposit into your account anytime, click the “Cashier”.
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 game start, the timer will turn red and will alert you by a sound that you should hurry up and purchase your tickets.
New bingo games begin every few minutes, so the wait is never long. Once the game starts, the caller will reveal the next card from the shuffled deck.
If you missed a few calls, you could always check which cards got 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.
52-5 bingo currently offers only an “auto cover” option, which automatically places chips on called playing cards.
The speed at which your ticket gets 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 winners’ names.
Since multiple winners can 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 the number of tickets purchased in each game.
Some 52-5 games may offer a progressive jackpot. A progressive jackpot is an accumulative reward that is given when a certain criterion is met.
Our bingo progressive jackpots are awarded when a player achieves “bingo” in less than a certain amount of calls.
To know the criteria for a game you’re considering buying into, hover over the progressive jackpot icon in the info panel on the left, and a tooltip will appear with the specific number of calls you need to bingo in.
If a progressive jackpot is won, you’ll see both the game jackpot and the PJP (progressive jackpot) rewards on a single winning message, like this:
We understand that sometimes internet connections can be lost and that you might get disconnected whilst playing a game. If this happens, the system will continue to auto cover for you, and you’ll be awarded any prizes you may have won during your short time away.
Games may be cancelled for various reasons when not enough players have bought into the game or due to a technical issue. If you purchase a cancelled game ticket, you’ll automatically be refunded the tickets’ cost.