The newest game to hit the Virtue Fusion bingo network is Joker jackpot bingo. In this game, you aren’t playing with bingo balls. Instead your bingo tickets represent various playing cards, and cards are then dealt out from a dealing deck. The game uses a full deck plus two jokers – making 54 cards in total. This game could, therefore, be thought of as ’54 Ball Bingo’. Or more accurately ’54 Card Bingo’.
A quick note on the jokers – there are two of them, one red and one black. Each must be matched to its colour – so if you have the red joker and the black joker is drawn, your joker is not marked off.
The tickets in the Joker Jackpot game are made up of 9 cards arranged in a three by three grid. Your tickets can contain any of the cards from the deck, including one or both of the two jokers.
You have the option of buying singular tickets, or a full deck of 6 tickets. If you choose the latter, you will receive the full 54 cards dealt over the tickets – meaning no repeats. If you buy multiple decks, you will of course receive tickets with some of the same cards.
Prizes & Jackpots
In the Joker Jackpot game there are two prizes, and two jackpots. The prizes are as follows:
- J Pattern – The first prize is for making a ‘J’ shape on your card. This ‘J’ must be made in a specific position, which is marked on the bingo cards and involves the middle column plus the bottom left square. Just like with other pattern bingo games, it doesn’t matter if you also match other cards as well.
- Winning Hand – The second prize is for completing your ticket, just like a full house in ball bingo games.
In addition to the regular prizes, there are also conditional jackpots that are only paid out if you get a winning hand in under a set number of cards. Unlike the regular prizes, these jackpots are not won every game:
- Joker Jackpot – The games namesake jackpot is paid out for getting a winning hand in 16 cards or less. This is a fixed value jackpot based on the ticket price (eg: £500 for a 25p game).
- Progressive Jackpot – The progressive jackpot, also known as the ‘Super Joker Jackpot’ is paid out for getting a winning hand in 14 cards or less and with the last card dealt being the joker. The super jackpot is rarely won and increases every game – at time of writing this jackpot stands at just over £24,000.