Let’s be honest, bingo is pure gambling. There isn’t any strategy that can help you win every game, because you have no control over the numbers that are drawn. However, you can potentially tip the scales in your favor if you know what you’re doing. Bingo is a simple game, as are the strategies we’re going to show you.
Play with more cards
The most basic strategy is to play with more cards. If you have just one card in a bingo game, just like everyone else, then you have the same chance of winning as they do. However, if you buy five cards for the same game, you will significantly improve your chance of winning.
Of course, you’re unlikely to be the only player buying several cards, as it’s a common strategy among bingo players.
In bingo, every other player is your direct competitor. So especially if you’re a beginner at bingo, a good way to increase your odds is to play games with fewer players.
Avoid playing after work hours and on weekends, because bingo rooms are extremely busy at those times. Try to play bingo at odd times such as early mornings and mid-afternoons. Most experienced players are busy at that time, and it’s a great opportunity to play the game in a quiet environment.
Try Granville’s bingo theory
This strategy was based on 75-ball bingo, and it works on the notion that all balls drawn randomly have an equal chance of appearing. The theory suggests that to increase your chance of winning, you need to choose numbers that are different from one another as possible.
Granville recommends that you should choose numbers that end with a broad range of digits, which is quite tricky. For instance, if a player chooses the number 15, they should avoid other numbers ending with 5 (numbers such as 25, 35, and 45 should be avoided).
This strategy has some logic, because every time a ball is being chosen, it changes the probability of its opposite being drawn. For example, let’s say an even number like 20 is drawn. This means that on the next draw, an odd number is probably going to be drawn because there are fewer even numbers left in the cage.
Although there might be some basis to this theory, it doesn’t help you choose your tickets, because there are too many combinations to account for. The strategy isn’t specific enough to help you calculate bingo odds. However, it can be a lot of fun if you’re into math.
Give the Tippett theory a spin
L.H.C Tippett’s complex theory about randomness doesn’t have any statistical evidence to support it. However, we think it’s worth a try. Tippet suggests that the more numbers are drawn in a wheel-of-game, it is more likely they will gravitate to a median number.
For instance, if there are 99 balls, and it’s a short game, then you should choose numbers that are closer to 1 and 99. On the other hand, if it’s a long game, you should choose numbers that are closer to the median number: 50.
Set your limits
If you’re not careful, you can easily blow all your cash on bingo. You should set some ground rules on how much you can spend on bingo per day. Setting a budget is one of the most important aspects of creating a bingo strategy. Once you’ve created a budget, never go over it, even if you’re feeling lucky. As we’ve said, bingo is pure gambling, and it is important to know when to stop.
Different types of games
If you’re a beginner at bingo, don’t play only high-value games. Instead, try to play a mixture of both high- and low-value games. For example, when you play low-value games, you might have a greater chance of winning, and you can use your winnings to buy more cards for jackpot games.
Keep in mind that although many bingo games are free, you can spend lots of money on entry fees. Stick to your budget and know your limits.
There is no guarantee that these tips and tricks will help you win at bingo; they are just strategies that can maybe nudge the odds in your favor. At the end of the day, bingo is a fun game that provides an adrenaline rush like most games based on pure luck. These tricks and tips will surely make the game more entertaining and spice up your gameplay with a little bit more imagination.
Don’t worry if you’re not winning as much as you’d like to; all that matters is that you have a great time.