Every session at Sunset Bingo consists of 15 Regular Bingo games. To win at regular bingo, a player must match five spaces on a single card in any of seven different patterns. Remember, the center square on all regular bingo cards is a free space, so only four matches are needed to win.
Regular games are part of the buy-in package that is required for each player at a session. They are sold in paper packets of 15 sheets, with each sheet containing 6 cards. The minimum buy-in is $5 (may vary on specials). Electronic play is available, learn more here.
A regular game pays $80 - $175 (session payouts vary) to a single winner.
EARLYBIRD AND LATE GAMES:
Earlybirds and Late Games refer to several bingo games played before or after the regular bingo session. Earlybirds and Late Games are played on single sheets of usually of 1 or 3 bingo cards called “throwaways”. They are played just like a regular bingo game.
Often, to add some excitement to the game, the caller will announced a special pattern or method of winning an Earlybird or Late Game.
To play Earlybirds, a player must buy their regular game packets.
Earlybirds pay up to $150.
To play Late Games, no pre-purchase is necessary. Late Games pay up to $200.
BingoMania II is a fast-paced variation of regular bingo. It is played in a separate area of the bingo hall during every intermission and most evenings after the regular session.
Check out these numbers, which provide some basic information about BingoMania II:
2 is the number of seconds between called numbers
3 is the maximum number of cards any player can play during a single game
5 dollars is the minimum buy in
6 is the number of cards required (minimum) for a game to start
9 is the average amount of numbers called before someone yells “bingo”
10 seconds is the average length of a single game
25 is the average number of players
50 cents is the cost per card
THE MORE CARDS IN PLAY - THE LARGER THE PAYOUT
Bonanza is a special bingo game, not included in the regular buy-in packets. Bonanzas are purchased separately and during the bingo session.
The Bonanza game is a blackout (all 25 spaces on the card must be covered). The game starts with all the even OR odd numbers pre-called depending on today's date. Players cover all these numbers prior to the start of the Bonanza game.
The Bonanza game pays between $100 and $150 to a single winner.