Unlike regular bingo games, where the price of the ticket is fixed for all players, multi stake bingo games allow you can select your own stake – meaning everybody can join in the same games, no matter what their budget.
The actual ticket prices that are available will vary depending on the game and the room that you’re playing in, and you’ll usually have a relatively wide variety of options to choose from – so a game may have the choice of 10p, 20p, 50p and £1 tickets or 1p, 5p and 10p tickets.
A common question that gets asked is whether or not you can mix tickets – for example, buy five tickets at 10p and another five at 20p. Generally speaking the answer is no – once you have bought your first ticket for a game, you are locked in to that prize level for all other tickets. This only applies on a game by game basis, so you’re free to switch to a different stake level for the next game.
These types of games aren’t as common as some may like, and they’re often run in conjunction with other promotions or special events – such as Super Prize Bingo (2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm in the Pennies room at Sky Bingo) or Gala’s New 50 Ball Bingo (10am to midnight in the Coconut Islands room).
Now you might be wondering how the prize money works in these games, after all, somebody that bought a ticket for 5p can’t be playing to win the same amount as someone that paid 50p per ticket, right?
How it works is pretty simple – each stake level has will have corresponding payouts for the different prizes. So players buying tickets for 10p might win £2.50 for one line, £6.00 for two lines and £11.50 for a full house, whilst players buying tickets for 50p would receive £13.50 for one line, £30 for two lines and £57.50 for a full house.