On paper, the odds of you winning at bingo [are determined by simple maths – it’s the number of cards you have in play divided by the overall number of cards in the game. If there’s a hundred cards in the game, and you have four, your chances of winning are 4 in 100. The key to making that work in your favour is to guess roughly how many cards there are. You could count the players and multiply that number by what you think is the average number of cards per person.
Alas that this method doesn’t work with progressive jackpot games. In all progressive games, there is no certainty that any individual game will produce a winning hand. The odds can be so colossal in some progressive games that they sometimes seem to be neverending.
Which Balls Come Up Most Regularly?
If you asked most bingo players what they’d really like to know, they’d say: “What’s the secret to divining which balls will come up most frequently?
There’s a crushingly unambiguous answer to that question. No single ball is more likely to be drawn in a game than another, assuming no fraud.
Like the flip of a coin, the odds might be even overall, but but ‘patterns’ are the result of mere chance. If 32 crops up in four consecutive games, that does not mean that 32 will come up again in the fifth game.
The sole route you can take to help your chances of winning in a game of bingo is to is to hold several cards. This gives you a greater spread of numbers. Although no individual card is any more likely to win in a game than any other, you would have a greater percentage of the cards being played. That means you increase the odds on you winning. If you a single card in a game with 10 others then you have less chance of winning than a player playing with multiple cards in the same game.
In the final analysis, although you can slightly balance the numbers in your favour in a game of bingo, you’d be as well to pray for victory!