Bingo Lingo 

It helps to understand what they're saying.

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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