The Different Types of Bingo Jackpots

New online bingo players are likely to encounter three types of bingo jackpots; progressive, guaranteed and coverall. For the new player these terms can be vague and confusing. Internet bingo is played regularly by millions of players around the world and should recently proposed US legislation be successful the industry is expecting millions of new online bingo players from the USA. It is always a good idea to familiarize oneself with all the terms used by online bingo players and bingo websites.

The progressive jackpot is simply a jackpot that is rolled over until it is won. Rolled over means that if no one wins the prize in the first game that jackpot is added to the jackpot offered in subsequent bingo games. Progressive jackpot games are played in 75 and 90 ball bingo rooms. In the past UK based land based bingo halls operated by chains such as Mecca or Gala would offer bingo games with massive jackpots at all of their bingo halls at a set hour. These games were the forerunner of today’s progressive jackpot bingo games.

Coverall jackpots can be somewhat confusing. Coverall essentially means that all the numbers on a bingo card must be covered to win the jackpot. Usually the jackpot is a set amount although in some cases a progressive jackpot can also be a coverall jackpot. The idea is to cover all the numbers with a certain number of calls.

The easiest jackpot to understand is the guaranteed jackpot. Usually bingo sites will advertise bingo games with a ‘guaranteed’ jackpot and no matter how many calls it takes for a player to bingo the jackpot is won. There are two types of guaranteed jackpots; the first kind of guaranteed jackpot is fixes no matter how many players there are. The second type is a guaranteed minimum jackpot. If there are a lot of players the jackpot size can increase well above the minimum jackpot.

For new players of internet bingo games, the wide variety of new terms can be intimidating. Most online bingo players are happy to answer any questions new players may have. All online bingo players were new once and are glad to help newbies learn the game. Online bingo is an exciting and entertaining game and players can win substantial sums of money playing online bingo. There are many bingo glossaries posted online and new players can look up any terms they are unfamiliar with. Winning a bingo jackpot is an exciting experience no matter what type of jackpot it is!