The odds against you in a bingo game can be calculated as 4 percent when the number of cards you hold, e.g. 4, divided by total number of cards being held by the players, e.g. 100. By multiplying the total number of players by an average number of cards gives you the total number of cards in the game.
This odds calculation does not hold for a progressive jackpot game without any winner. Obtaining a winning pattern in this game is so remote that it may take weeks and months for a win.
What are the numbers which appear frequently?
All balls in a bingo game have to be tamperproof, without any manufacturing defect and the full complement of 75 balls loaded in a fully operational machine. This ensures that all 75 balls have equal chances of appearing at the same frequency.
A coin flipped thrice may land with heads twice and tails once and vice versa. But if it is flipped for three hours at a stretch it might come up with the same number of heads and tails.
The ball N-31 may appear four times whereas ball N-42 never appears in a two hour bingo game. This does not mean that you should buy all cards with the number N-31 because it may be a coincidence. When the game stretches over a longer time this difference may disappear altogether.
What method should you follow to win?
The following hints may help to make the odds favourable to you.
Play at bingo halls which are less crowded as the odds against you becomes less.
Visit the bingo hall when the inclement weather keeps most of the players away.
Choose the middle of the afternoon or late nights to play bingo when other players are away and occupied with their own commitments.
Get acquainted with the surroundings before you start a game because low attendance may also mean a low jackpot.
Try to play with as many cards as possible to increase your winning chances.
Multiple cards make the odds better, e.g. 100 players with 4 cards each is a total of 400 cards. If you buy 20 cards instead of 4, then the odds in your favour, increases by 5 times, i.e. 5 percent whereas the odds for other players, is 1 percent.
Though the calculation of odds become much more favourable with multiple cards, you may also stand to lose more money.
Choose any number of cards according to your convenience but it is better if you calculate the average and play with the same number. Adding some more to this average makes the game more interesting but you must be able to handle them.
Try to choose cards which are not duplicates of one another to increase your chances of winning.
If the bingo hall allows it, hold the set you have chosen through multiple sessions. Some players may think that the set is lucky because they have won with it earlier and some others think the set is due for a win.
You may have won a number of times with the same set of cards but you may have lost also which you never consider.
The set of cards you are holding through the sessions may be familiar to you and you may have more confidence in playing with them.
You have to concentrate on the game so that you do not miss a call and thus you fail to win a bingo.
Always have a positive attitude towards the bingo game and you can enjoy even though you do not win.
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