PACKETS

Consist of a number of bingo paper UPS and SPECIALS.  They are used by the operator to lure players into the hall.  A "package deal" for the player.

PADDED

Some bingo paper is ordered in "padded" form, usually in books of 25.  Padded paper is used because it provides more control than loose paper.  Sold in 1 color - full series.

PATTERN

The shape you need to cover on your card with called-out numbers. You only need the numbers that form the pattern to win the game. The most basic patterns are straight lines in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction. One popular pattern is the "blackout" or "coverall," where you have to cover the whole card to win.

PAYOUT

The percentage of sales paid out by the House. This compares with a payout of approximately 45 percent on state lottery games.

PERCENTAGE GAME

A stand-alone bingo game where the operator sells for that game only (not part of the packet). The proceeds from the sale are split between the winner and the house 50-50 or 60-40.

POPP-ETTES™ / ROCK-ETTES™

A small one-window pull tab. Also known as a stamp or tabbie.

POSTAGE STAMP PATTERN

Matching four numbers to form a postage stamp (a 2 x 2 grid) in any of the four corners.

PROGRESSIVE GAME

A progressive game is a seal card game with a designated jackpot that, if not won, is carried forward and added to the Jackpot of the subsequent deals of the game until the jackpot is won.

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT

A Jackpot that gets bigger until it is won. It builds daily, weekly, or monthly if it is not won in a specific number of calls. If there is no winner in X number of calls, consolation prize(s) of lesser dollar amounts are paid. Different variations of progressive games add dollars or numbers, or both, to the jackpot. There is usually a separate buy-in for Progressive Jackpot games.

A pull tab/popp-open is a game of chance using a folded or banded paper ticket, or a paper card with perforated break-open tabs, the face of which is covered or otherwise hidden from view to conceal a number, letter, symbol or set of numbers, letters or symbols, some of which have been designated in advance as prize winners and shall include tickets that utilize a seal card. pull tabs are commonly known as tickets, break opens, popp-opens or charity game tickets.

PUSHOUT

A bingo face printed on heavy paper stock that has been die-cut allowing the numbers to be folded when called. Pushouts can be reused.

QUICKIE

(Also known as a Lightning or Speed game.) A very fast paced game usually played early in the session on single cards. Small prizes are usually awarded.

RAFFLE

A raffle is a game of chance in which a participant is required to purchase a ticket for a chance to win a prize, with the winner to be determined by a random drawing.

REGULAR SESSION

Just as the name indicates, the regular session is the main attraction consisting of anywhere between 10 and 20 games and usually has the big jackpot as the last game in order to "hold" the crowd.