SEAL CARD

A heavy paper card used in the play of pull tabs, jar tickets, tip boards and coinboards. A seal card is a board or placard used in conjunction with charity game tickets, that contains a seal or seals which, when removed or opened, reveal predesignated winning numbers, letters, or symbols. These pull tab games include instant winners, but further the chance to win through utilizing "holders." Holders are generally red 00's or 13's. Once the box of tickets is completely sold, the game operator opens the seals(s). The person(s) holding the number that appears under the seal will win the indicated price.

SERIAL NUMBER

The number printed on the "N" of each bingo face to identify that particular set. They are used to keep unauthorized paper out of the game.

SERIES

A series indicates the number of unique faces that a single set will contain. For example: a 9,000 SERIES has 9,000 unique faces.

SESSION

An entire evening or daytime program of bingo consisting of regular games usually played on hard cards and special games played on throwaways, flimsies or paper sheets. A session usually lasts between two and three hours.

SET

A set refers to 9,000 bingo faces in bingo paper numbered in sequence and uniform color.

SIX-PACK, NINE-PACK

Six or nine numbers in a block on one bingo card.

SLIP SHEET

(Wax sheet) A sheet of paper containing wax strips used to divide the tablets of collated paper into books after it is glued.

SPECIAL

Games that usually are played with a different set of cards than the pack purchased at admission.

SPEED BINGO

Speed bingo is a variation of regular bingo. Numbers are called very quickly and you can bingo in as few as three numbers. Speed bingo is usually played before or after a regular session.

STAMP

A one-window pull tab.  Also known as Popp-Ettes™ or Tabbies.

STAPLED

A term used for jar tickets when 3, 4 or 5 of them are stapled together.

STRAIGHT GOODS

Paper which is cut to specification and is usually sold one color to the case. It may be either loose or padded.

TEAR-OPENS™

(Bonanza™) Single bingo faces that are folded and sealed preventing the face from being seen until it is sold and "torn-open". A tear-open or bonanza game is usually the big $ jackpot game.

UP

Refers to the number of sheets that are used to make your bingo book. For example, a 10 UP indicates that the book has 10 sheets of bingo paper.

U-PIK-EM™

(Lucky Seven) A two-part NCR (no carbon required) form used by players to pick their own numbers for a special bingo game. Players retain the top copy, turning in the second copy before the start of the game so that it can be used later for winner verification.

VALIDATION

Eligibility required to win additional jackpot amounts. Price varies by number of cards played.

WARM UP

A short bingo session (2-4 games) used to get the player warmed up. Small prizes are usually awarded.

WILD NUMBER

Wild number is played on a double bingo that leads into a triple bingo. The first number out of the hopper determines the wild number. For example, if 42 is drawn, all numbers ending in 2 should be marked off.

WINNER TAKES ALL

A stand-along bingo game (not part of the regular session) played toward the end of the evening where cards are sold for play and all money raised in their sale will be given back as the prize.

WRAP UP

The name of the last game of a session.