Each game has a Game Pot, which is the prize the player plays for when participating in a game. Depending on the bingo type and/or configuration set by the House, each game can have a maximum of 5 game pots, each played against the pattern needed to be matched with the numbers on the purchased tickets. The amount of the prize associated with each pattern is either a percentage from total bets from all players, or a fixed amount determined by the House, or a guaranteed amount on which a percentage from total bets from all players is added.
Besides the Game Pot, some games can have extra prizes, usually of a large value, for the winner of the game, if game was won in a certain number of calls, known as Progressive Jackpots and Fixed Jackpots.
With Progressive Jackpots, if the Jackpot is not won, this value grows over time by taking a percentage from player’s ticket cost and adding it to the Jackpot pool. The Jackpot is won when a player wins the game in a certain number of calls. (e.g. call 32 means that if player wins the game in 32 calls or less, he will win the game, thus the Game Pot, and also the Jackpot).
With Fixed Jackpots, the value is always the same, guaranteed.