The person who randomly “calls” balls in the play of bingo. He/she usually sits above the crowd so that he or she can be seen by everyone.


A card containing 24 numbered spaces and one free space (blank or it will have a number or the words: "free space"), with which you play BINGO. The numbers are assigned at random on each card and are arranged in five columns of five numbers each by five rows (5 x 5 = 25 total including the free space). The numbers in the B column are between 1 and 15, in the I column between 16 and 30, in the N column (containing four numbers and the free space) between 31 and 45, in the G column between 46 and 60, and in the O column between 61 and 75. Players have thousands of unique (unduplicated) cards from which to choose. The majority of bingo cards used today is disposable and printed on newsprint type of paper. Hard cards are available but are not commonly used today.


A card minding device means any mechanical, electronic, electromechanical, or computerized device that is interfaced with or connected to equipment used to conduct a game of bingo and that allows a player to store, display, and mark a bingo card face.


Any religious, benevolent, educational, fraternal, veteran, service, non-profit medical, volunteer rescue, volunteer fire, senior citizen or youth athletic organization that is exempt from the payment of federal income tax under section 501(a) and listed in section 501c3, c4, c8, c10 or c19 of the Internal Revenue Code.


Small round plastic discs used in the old days to cover called numbers on hard cards.


A coin board/merchandise board is a game board that contains coins or merchandise as prizes and is played in conjunction with instant bingo or pull tab tickets. In addition to instant cash winners, the pull tab tickets may designate a winner on the coin or merchandise board. The prize associated with that number is awarded to the ticket holder.


A tablet or pad of bingo sheets arranged in a specific color sequence. Provides game operators an easy method of supplying players with different cards for a selected group of games.  Each game of the session can have its own color sheet.  Collations can be obtained in either a standard rotation or a customized rotation.


The number printed on the "N" of each bingo face to identify that particular set. They are used to keep unauthorized paper out of a game. UniMax® bingo paper has a single unique serial number for each set of paper.


The prize or prizes offered on some special games if there is no winner in a predetermined number of calls.


A big money or jackpot bingo game usually played late in a bingo session which requires the player to cover all 24 squares on a bingo face to win. Usually 50 to 60 of the 75 bingo numbers have to be called to cover all the numbers on a card, but coveralls in as few as 43 numbers have been recorded (Same as blackout).


Indicates the direction that a sheet of faces will be cut from the master sheet.  A cut can be either square, horizontal or vertical.  For instance, a 3 ON Vertical cut is 3 faces arranged one over the other in a "top-to-bottom" format.  A 3 ON Horizontal cut is 3 faces arranged in a "side-by-side" format. 


A bingo dauber is an ink-filled bottle/pen with a foam tip on it used to mark called numbers. When you touch the bingo card with the foam tip it marks the square. Other names for daubers are dabbers or ink makers.


The small boxes inside a case of pull tabs. The case may be packed in 2 deals or more per case depending upon the number of tickets in the deal. A deal is each separate game or series of pull tabs that has the same serial number.