The obvious drawback of practicing this theory of winning is that many Bingo jackpots are not fixed but rather based on a percentage of profits gathered from admissions collected for playing or from the sale of Bingo cards. So the more admissions or Bingo cards sold, the higher the Bingo jackpot will be.
Given that Bingo is largely a game of fate there are some ways that you can use strategy to increase your chances of winning.
Tips To Winning at Bingo
One strategy to increase your odds at winning Bingo is to play as many cards at the same time as you can. However you should only play as many as you are capable of because it will hurt your odds to play more cards than you can keep up with.
Still, the more cards you are dabbing with your Bingo dabber at the same time, the more chances you have of winning Bingo. It stands to reason that the Bingo winner who has won the most games would be the person who can work the most cards at one time.
Playing as many cards as you can works well offline, but in online casinos you might find that you might not be able to play as many cards as you want. In some cases, both offline and online casinos will simply make the rule that everyone must play the same number of cards at every game. This makes it more difficult for one player to have an advantage over others.
In the case of the online Bingo games it gives the house a real advantage over a mass group of players. This practice is very common in churches which do not like the idea of one player winning because they had more money than the other players to invest in buying a lot of cards at once.
Still, if you can cope with playing a lot of cards at once do it as it increases your chances of winning. Some people can play as many as 20 cards in one game.
There is a very complex system based on predicting the outcome of the numbers, used by Bingo players. It is similar to card counting in games of Blackjack that are played with a single deck.
To master this system requires a little bit of knowledge about mathematical probability. In this case you are counting Bingo Balls instead of cards. This system is usually marketed as a “How To Win At Bingo” video, course or online book.
Usually bingo is played with only 75 balls. The mathematical likelihood of any number coming up is 1 in 75, so the random factor has what is known as uniform distribution.
Statisticians maintain that when it comes to Bingo the balls will fall in a uniform pattern as governed by the laws of probability. In the case of Bingo it means that there will be an equal number of odd and even numbers called and an equal number of high and low numbers. It is also likely that an equal number of numbers ending in 1’s, 2's, 3's, 4’s and so on will also be called.
Obviously, this means that if you can stay in the game long enough, your number will come up sooner or later. This has lead some Bingo theorists to speculate that winning at Bingo has more to do with your ability to stay in the game as long as possible than it does wasting all of your money on a lot of cards for a single play.
If this is the case you might want to consider buying fewer cards and staying in the game longer rather than playing many cards at once. Of course, if you are playing online bingo for free, this is not going to be necessary as you don’t usually pay for the cards.
The Tippett Theory
Another strategy has to do with a complex theory about randomness that was invented by British statistician L. H. C. Tippett.
Tippett’s theory was that the more bingo numbers that are called, the more likely the numbers called are going to be the median number which is 38. Therefore, if you are playing a short game and can select your cards, you will do better if you chose numbers closer to 1 and 78.
But if you are playing a game that is longer then choose cards with numbers that are closer to 38.
How do you tell if a Bingo game is going to be long or short? Well you can usually tell by the pattern chosen. For instance S, U or Four Corners shapes take a lot longer to win than a simple single diagonal line in Bingo.
Still, there are no real statistics (which can be proven by examining the records of Bingo winners) to prove that Tippet’s theory is true.