Online bingo has become a little stale for many players, especially those who simply cannot be roused by a clever theme or a cartoon-like narrative.
Over at Mecca Bingo, however, they’ve done their bit to re-stoke the online bingo fire by introducing what is colloquially known as ‘BOB’ – Better Odds Bingo.
Better Odds Bingo is a 50-ball game, one in which every player has the same chance of winning.
How to play
Mecca’s Better Odds Bingo rooms are all limited to 25 players, no more will be permitted. Each player in the room can buy a maximum of 10 tickets each, all of which are kept at small prices.
While the price per ticket, set at 50p in total (£0.05 x 10 tickets), is cheap on the face of it players must keep in mind that this form of bingo is quick and so with games beginning every few minutes the cost can ramp up if you decide to keep playing.
How to Play Better Odds Bingo
Once you’re into a Better Odds Bingo room, you are entitled to buy 10 tickets for whatever game is coming up next. You can’t buy less than 10, as every player is supposed to have an equal theoretical chance of winning.
Rules-wise, it’s simple. All you need to do is mark off all ten numbers from your card to win a full house prize, in fact, marking can be set to automatic.
As games are limited to only 25 players each with ten tickets and the same amount of numbers, games are split up and so new rooms and games keep opening up as player numbers rise so there is always a chance to get involved.
Jackpot prizes are often offered up in BOB games. A jackpot prize amount will be displayed within your chosen bingo room if there is one available, with Mecca’s set terms and conditions giving you full information on how you can win it.
This is something we do feel is needed here as the normal BOB games, while famous for being fair for all, don’t really offer up the chance to win big.
Taking the jackpot out of the equation here, Better Odds Bingo games are very definitely for those players who simply do want a fair crack of the whip.
Entering a bingo room with a limited number of players, all of whom have paid the same money and have the same number of tickets, means regular smaller wins are all but guaranteed.
Return to Player
Mecca’s Better Odds Bingo games’ Return to Player percentage, or RTP, mirrors most other online bingo games at between 80% and 85%.
This may not be as big as most online slot games, but is more than fair for online bingo with all players in this case genuinely having the same statistical chance of a win.
Not all online bingo should be about going for massive wins against the odds, so BOB games giving all players an equal chance is something we simply love.