There is no better way to let your hair down than by playing bingo. Once labelled as a game exclusively for the elderly, bingo is now being recognised as a game for everybody, regardless of age, and has soared in popularity in recent years. Online bingo games have become especially popular, with thousands of new bingo websites popping up each and every day. Winning at bingo of course isn’t everything, and playing just for the sake of enjoyment is also important, but we can’t deny that the feeling of winning isn’t a great one. If you are looking to win, then there are numerous ways in which you can maximise your chances of bingo success.
The Tippett Theory
Whilst it has never been fully proven, the Tippett theory suggests that as more numbers are called within a bingo game, then the more those numbers will lean towards the middle. Consequently, many bingo enthusiasts try to choose bingo cards with more numbers close to the median. In a game where the number range from 1-99, the median would be 45, and in a game where the numbers range from 1-75, the median would be 38.
Buy More Tickets
One of the easiest ways to have a higher chance of winning at bingo is by buying more tickets. The more tickets you have, the greater your chances of winning are. Whilst one tickets gives you one opportunity to win, several tickets are going to give you several opportunities to win! Some bingo websites will allow you to purchase up to 100 tickets per game, however, some even more. For this reason it is important to have some sort of strategy in place, and to know how many tickets you can realistically keep track of per game. Keeping an eye on one or two tickets is easy, but keeping an eye on multiple is certainly challenging to say the least. If you are playing a real game as opposed to an online game, then be sure to use a bingo dabber or masking tape to help you keep on top of which numbers have already been called out.
Buy Fewer Cards, But Play More Games?
Instead of opting to play more cards per game, you could instead opt to play fewer cards on more games, as the more games you play, the more shots you have at success. This strategy allows for a calmer bingo experience, and also means that each game will cost you much less. Bingo tickets can be quite expensive, so by choosing to play with fewer cards but more games overall, you can afford to enjoy more time playing the game, whilst still increasing your chances of winning overall. Either strategy is fine, there is no right or wrong way to do it, it is purely down to personal preference, as well as how much time you have on your hands.
Online Bingo Chat Rooms
Most online bingo websites have chat rooms. This is a great online space in which you can chat with other players, not only making the online experience more sociable, but also allowing you the opportunity to pick up great tips and advice from more experienced players, thus improving your chances of success at bingo.
Play Games with Lower Attendance
If you want to win at bingo, then try playing games with lower attendance. Opting to play games at off peak times increase your likelihood of winning, as there is less competition. Off peak times generally tend to be in the morning, or early afternoon. The busiest times tend to be at weekends, and often evenings too. Whilst playing at off peak times is less convenient, it is likely to pay off. However, you should also bear in mind that often, because fewer people are playing, the prize is consequently less substantial.
One of the easiest and most frustrating ways to miss out on winning at bingo is through distractions and not paying proper attention to your tickets. If you are playing a real game, try to sit in the quietest part of the room, use a bingo dabber to keep on top of your tickets, and mute your phone. If you are playing online instead, it is also a good idea to mute your phone and any other electronic devices, and perhaps politely request that family and friends don’t disturb you whilst the game is running.
Winning at bingo is great fun and of course rewarding, but it is important to also play bingo just because you enjoy it. Games such as bingo can become all too easily addictive, so be mindful of your finances, and even consider setting up budgets to make managing your spending easier. Following these tips and tricks should help you get the most out of bingo, and help you improve your chances of success at the game.