Although Bingo or Tómbola is strictly a game of chance, there are ways to increase the odds of winning Bingo. We do not have control over the numbers that appear, but we do have control over the odds that we will sing Bingo. Bingo is a simple game, so the methods to use to increase the chances of winning, are also simple by nature.
The following tips apply mainly to traditional Bingo, which has a metallic sphere in which inside the numbered balls are stored that rotate randomly before one of them leaves. Therefore, it is something different from what happens with Online Bingo , but do not worry! Later we will see what possibilities we have to increase our chances in online Bingo halls.
In traditional Bingo there are no tricks as such, but tips that can help you have more chances that you end up singing Bingo. In this case we have two tips or theories that could help you win.
In traditional Bingo, Bingo players who take it seriously and understand the concepts of mathematical probability, can use a more complex theory based on predictions. Depending on how many balls are being used in the game (ie, depending on the Bingo variant, such as Bingo 75 or Bingo 90 ) Theoretically there should be a uniform pattern of how the balls are sung. There should be an even distribution of even and odd numbers, high and low numbers, numbers ending in one, two, three, four, etc … So it is logical that the longer we are in the game, the more likely that all numbers be sung.
If we have an established budget, instead of buying a large volume of cards and playing fewer games, the best tactic could be to play fewer cards and more games.
The mathematical analyst named Joseph E. Granville, proposed the idea that the best way to win Bingo is to buy cards with an even distribution between odd and even numbers, high and low numbers and numbers ending in each of the digits from 0 to 9. His suggestion was that in a long game, we will get an equal number of numbers that are sung, so it makes sense to have a wide distribution of numbers on each card. The problem with this theory is that Mr. Granville’s reputation as a stock investor is very poor, with 20% year-on-year depreciation based on his ability as a mathematical analyst.
The Tippett Theory:
The British statesman LHC Tippett, suggested the theory about randomness that may or may not be true (there is no statistical evidence to support this theory); but we could judge for ourselves. Tippett’s theory suggests that the more numbers that are sung in traditional Bingo, the more likely they are to gravitate around the middle number. For example, if there are 90 Bingo balls in play, and it is a short game, we should choose the cards that have the numbers closest to 1 and 90. In the case of a long game, we should choose the numbers that are closest to the average number, 45. The most skilled players of Bingo, will know which games will have a longer or shorter duration, taking into account factors such as the number of players in the game.
Tips and tricks for online Bingo:
As with traditional Bingo, tricks as such do not exist, but there are some tips that could increase, considerably, the chances of winning a game by singing Bingo or online, applying these tips in each of the games you play. . Keep in mind, they are recommendations, and may not always help you win, but surely increase your chances.
Large number of cartons:
You need to know your abilities so that this tactic works. If we buy too many cards, there is a great chance that we will pass a number that has been sung. Therefore it is important to be skilled enough to handle the amount of cartons we decide to buy. However, nowadays many online bingo rooms allow us to cross out the sung numbers in an automated way, so it would not be necessary to take our limits into account.
What is the difference between buying few and many cartons? Well, basically, if there are 20 players in the game and we all buy 1 card, we will have a 5% chance of winning. Alternatively, if all the players have 1 card, but we have 4 cards, we will have more chances than anybody else to win, since we will have 17% of us to sing Bingo.
As we can see, the more cards we have, the more likely it is that we will sing Bingo. We can calculate the odds of winning each game by simply dividing the number of cards in play by the number of people who play. Although it is likely that many online bingo halls do not specify the number of cards in play and the number of players per game. But even making an assumption, it will allow us to get an idea of the probabilities that we will have to win.
Rooms with few players:
Some say that the best way to win is to make sure there are few players in the game, with the same premise that the fewer people there are, the more likely we are to win. Therefore, it is very interesting to combine this room selection strategy with the previous strategy of buying a large volume of cards, since in this way, we will have much more chances of winning than in a conventional game.
The rooms that usually have fewer players are those in which the cost of each card is quite high, so for that we would have to have a high budget in order to win the game.