Admission Packet: The minimum number of cards you have to purchase at a hall in order to play.
Being Ready: When someone only needs one set to complete a bingo pattern.
Blackout: A type of bingo game that requires all of the squares to be filled out.
Caller: The person who announces the bingo numbers.
Dauber: A special pen used for marking bingo cards. Usually they're required at halls, and only cost about a buck.
Falsie (aka "Bongo"): When someone thinks they have a bingo, announces it, and then it turns out they don't. Some players also call this a "social error."
Flashboard: The electric sign on which sets are displayed for players.
Hall Operator: The person who leases or sub-leases the bingo hall.
Hall Manager: The person who runs the bingo games on the floor.
Pattern: The particular shape you need to win. There are many different patterns, including the "Picnic Table" and the "Postage Stamp."
Pulltab: An instant-winner game of chance, sort of like a lotto ticket.
RNG (Random Number Generator): This generates the sets of randomized letters and numbers that the caller announces.
Speed Bingo: Like regular bingo, but way faster.
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