Bingo Machine 90, aptly named after the classic 90-ball game, is a free bingo machine courtesy of onlinebingo.info. Featuring a built-in caller, this no-frills piece of software might not win any distinguished awards, but the simplicity of minimal design means it’s easy to use. What really counts is it more than serves its purpose: transforming dull evenings into nights of fun and games. Beer, wine and snacks: optional.
Don’t judge a book by its cover: under the hood
One advantage about Bingo Machine 90’s design is that it loads quick and doesn’t use much data, which is great if you’ve got limited internet usage. The clutter-free screen displays modern navigation buttons and all the functions you need to play a riveting game of 90-ball bingo. Play it alone or with friends and family.
How Bingo Machine 90 works
The bingo caller works in the same way any human one does. The main differences being that you can also operate it like any audio or media device; meaning you can do what anyone who’s ever played in a frantic bingo hall wishes they could do: hit the pause button (and gain composure).
Controls during the bingo round
There are 5 buttons to control play: start game, pause, play, next ball, reset board. To the right displays the current call, below is a speed control slider, and at the bottom is a black digital display highlighting called numbers. Just hit play when you’re ready. Next you’ll hear your caller; female with an American accent. If you don’t want her to keep calling, press pause, and use ‘next ball’ to draw numbers manually.
Speed selection for auto-draw
Of course, the beauty about Bingo Machine 90 is the auto-draw function, creating the effect of being at a proper bingo game. Without this, it wouldn’t make the grade. But better still is the speed control, perfect for when you need the world to spin slower, or if you’re feeling mean, you can speed it up and test your bingo rivals, Olympic-style.
Loads of free tools and information
Onlinebingo.info, in short, is an independent, bingo-crazy website. Besides Bingo Machine 90, they also have free 75 and 90-ball bingo cards in all your favourite colours ready to print, including useful instructions how to print them. On the same page includes details about game types, covering: how you win, how to use the card, and how the prize hierarchy is structured.
Not a gaming website, but…
Onlinebingo.info doesn’t have CGI-quality graphics like online casinos because it’s not a gaming site. But what they do is deliver everything you need to play a fun game of bingo. And if you want to play interactive bingo on a gaming site, they list the latest promotions with links to some of the biggest names and offers in the industry, including free daily games.
Off line, on the road
It’s always nice to have an online tool you don’t need to be online to use. Once it’s loaded, if you’ve set up your system to hibernate or standby, it still functions properly when you need it. This is great for mobile and limited data plans. Essentially, you’ve got a free mobile bingo machine you can take on a road trip. Just load the screen, print your bingo cards, then off you go. Play on the beach, on a hilltop, in a tent; anywhere.
Operating systems and devices
Like any good website, you can access Bingo Machine 90 on most operating systems. However, it’s worth noting that, although the bingo caller and most functions work fine, the layout works best on larger screens, such as laptops and tablets. There’s no mention of an app, but you can be sure it’s in the making.
Everything you need to play a good game of bingo
The only way to decide if Bingo Machine 90 is for you is to give it a try. We’ve come a long way since we had to pull pieces of paper out of a bowl. Today, it’s a timeless game gone digital. The only thing you need to think about is what the prizes will be, and whether to put on some lippy.