Online Bingo Patterns, Tips and Myths

Bingo Patterns
Bingo is a very popular game in the traditional and online circuit, having been actively played since as early as the 20th century. While it is essentially a game of chance, there is no denying that there are ways through which you can improve your odds of winning at bingo. That being said, using any strategy or system will not actually help you win, because after all, the game is mostly based on luck.

Knowing the numbers that appear frequently in bingo and applying the tried and tested systems can improve the probability of winning at bingo in quick successions, whether you are playing online or in the traditional set up. Let’s take a look at the numbers that appear frequently.


Which Numbers Come Up Most Frequently
It’s not entirely difficult to analyze Bingo, especially the numbers that are called out as some of them may appear in regular occurrence. Hence, when you feel that there is an apparent pattern in the numbers being called out, then you can choose a select group of numbers in bingo cards that may improve your chances of winning.

If you know how to play bingo but are now focusing on building a strategy, then enter a bingo table as an observer first only. This will help you read the game which can be essential in increasing the probability of landing the right numbers. On each of the 5 pieces, write down the numbers in this arrangement:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 / 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 / 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 / 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 / 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75

As you can see, the numbers from 1 to 75 are grouped into 5, with each piece having 15 numbers, since bingo numbers are from 1 to 75 and scattered randomly on the cards. Hence, when you are observing the bingo session currently in play, note down the numbers every time they are called. Do so for each paper up to 5 bingo games and note the frequency at which the numbers are called out.

Now draw out the numbers that were called 4 to 5 times on all the 5 pieces. If the game takes longer, then more numbers will be called out likewise. Subsequently, a quick bingo game will have fewer called out numbers. In other words, it is kind of irrelevant how many numbers show up. For instance, in a typical game of bingo played 5 times, the numbers that are called out may include:

7, 16, 24, 56, 75, 34, 12, 4, 73, 64, 56, 42, 41, 14, 15

Now group the numbers that appear frequently according to their letters in the bingo cards. For instance, here are the following patterns:

B will have 7, 12, 4, 14, and 15
I will have 16 and 24
N will have 34, 42, and 41
G will have 56
O will have 75, 73, and 64
Now that you know the alphabetical letters in BINGO have the highest frequency of numbers being called out, choose those cards and improve your probability of winning. This also makes it easier for you to assess which number set has the highest number of cards that are called out in 5 bingo games.

Again, using this pattern is no assurance that you the numbers you pick will be continually called out. However, observing the pattern and taking a chance at the frequent numbers is still a better approach, in manual, mechanical, and online bingo. To further improve your chances of winning, there are systems that you may use.

Granville’s System
Joseph E. Granville, a renowned scholar and mathematical analyst of his time, was the first person to discover the law in random selection of balls. That is when he articulated a detailed strategy for bingo after monitoring, assessing, and comparing the randomness of numbers in consecutive number of games. The strategy is essentially based on the laws of probability, but also addresses the haphazard nature of randomness in numbers.

Thus became what is now known as the Granville’s System, a mathematically analyzed system that encourages a player to choose bingo numbers that make symmetric or systematic patterns. Here is a perfect example of a symmetric car:

A balance between odd and even balls
A balance between high and low balls
The card has to have the same quantity of numbers that end with 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. Another example would be 21, 32, 43, 54, and so on.
In order to effectively use this system, a player has to have a good understanding of probability and choosing the numbers this way. Granville claims that playing bingo in the long run will get a player the equal amount of high and low numbers, and the equal amount of odd and even numbers as well. Hence, it kind of makes sense to use this strategy in this game of chance.

Then again, you are going to have the same amount of odd and even, and high and low numbers in the long run, but that’s the point. Each number has an equal chance of being called out in the long term, and that’s a fact. So following this will likely equal the likelihood of getting your numbers called out in the next game. In simple words, the strategy is good, but it is more common sense and basic mathematics than anything else. Despite the fact that Granville is famous for making bold predictions in the investment world, his system is only efficient if you understand probability, which if you do then you won’t actually need the system.

Tippett’s System
L.H.C. Tipptett, a British Statistician came up a theory in regards to playing bingo, which later became the Tippet’s System. In the Tippet’s System, the theory is that there are 75 numbers in a bingo game, and the longer the game is in play, the closer you should get to the median number, which is 38. Applying this theory means that you will choose the number 38, so in the early stages, you will be going to have numbers closer to 1 and 75, and in the latter stages of the game, the number will be closer to the median number, which is 38.

According to this system, you will choose the numbers that are closer to 1 and 75 in short term plays, and choose numbers that are closer to 38 in long term plays. That being said, how do you make sure that the length of the game will be long or short?

You can’t, and that’s one of the reasons why there is no logic behind the Tippett’s theory. The only way through which you can guess or anticipate the length of the game is by looking at the patterns. For instance, complex patterns will obviously require more time to cover, and will subsequently last longer.

On the other hand, simple and straightforward patterns will require less time to cover, and likewise will be shorter. Hence, this theory is applicable only when you are sure about the complexity of the patterns in the game, which may or may not be accurate. After all, bingo is a game of chance and the best thing (and the only thing) that you can do to improve your odds is study the patterns and the frequency at which specific numbers are being called out.

Odds of Winning at Bingo
Remember that any system or strategy that tells you to pick a specific set of numbers to win will not actually work. Provided that all players on the bingo table buy the same number of cards, then your chances of winning are as likely as the person sitting next to you. In other words, if there are 20 players in a bingo game and each player has picked two bingo cards, then your odds of winning are at 19:1, with the probability of winning at 5% only.

However, if all other players on the bingo table buy just one card and you end up buying four, then it is understood that your odds of winning will be higher, at 5.8:1 to be precise, with the winning probability increasing to 17%. Essentially, the number of cards you pick will have a significant impact on your winning odds and probability.

Don’t ever be convinced that a certain system or strategy will guarantee that you will win. Provided that you are good at observing patterns and analyzing the game, your chances of winning may increase. Hence, there is absolutely no need to consider Bingo as a way to make a sustainable income. Bingo is a game of chance that is intended for fun, and should always be played that way.

10 Tips to keep in Mind when Playing Bingo

Bingo is a game based mostly on chance due to winning in bingo is not exactly through a given strategy. When playing with the aim to win Bingo games frequently, there is no one set of rules or techniques to assure this outcome. However, there are a few tips that can help the player to increase the percentage of winning. These tips apply to both online bingo and in land based bingo games.

Tip 1:

Choose the bingo games you play in. Meaning the more populated the bingo hall, the less chance of winning as it is more like majority of people will have similar numbers. Keep an eye out for bingo halls that are more remote if winning is your aim of the game.

Tip 2:

Try to gain as many Bingo experiences as possible, ranging from joining bingo clubs and conversing with other bingo members to participating in small town bingo games. This way you are not winning prizes but gaining the knowledge to help you get that win eventually ad be more accurate with bingo card choices.

Tip 3:

Always try to read any reviews of bingo halls and online bingo casinos. Make sure you do the background research to your benefit. Many places can working in a scam like way and not hand over the prize to the winner. As with online bingo casinos, some less well known casino sites may work with fraud and take your money but not cash out. Always look for frequently reviewed, high rated, well reputable casinos to play with and you should have no problems.

Tip 4:

When scrolling through reviews for online bingo casinos, always check out the bonuses they offer. Many sites now offer New Welcome Bonuses and no deposit bonuses. These are great ways to try to win extra cash, even if you are a beginner.

Tip 5:

In an actual bingo hall, it is always recommended when choosing bingo cards to always pick the cards that cost a little extra. They may cost extra but also a bigger winning percentage comes with the extra cost.

Tip 6:

You may find this next tip a strange one but in actual fact keeping your bingo cards to a minimum can help you win. This is due to the fact with less cards it is easier and faster to realise whether you have winning numbers or not. A lot of people tend to not even realise they have won due to having too many cards in their hands.


Tip 7:

As a counter measure, you should be flexible with card buying. During certain games, having a vast array of bingo cards actually is more beneficial than just one. Regarding to Tip 2, this instinct will start to become natural.

Tip 8:

An exercise that should be practised during Bingo should be double checking your numbers and making sure they correspond with called out numbers.

Tip 9:

During actual Bingo games in bingo halls, always keep an eye out for bonus balls being called out. They are coloured differently and carry bonus points and can give the chance of winning extra prizes.

Tip 10:

Always remember, even when you are on a winning streak, when to continue playing to win and when to stop yourself from losing too much.


Bingo Myths

To conclude this post I would like to jot down a few words about some myths floating around about Bingo. Knowing these myths will help you make better judgement during playing on what to know is true or not.

Myth 1:

Some people believe it costs a lot of money to play Bingo. This is not true, if you search around online bingo casinos there are games that start with as little as € 0.50 and there are also no-deposit bingo bonuses you can avail of.

Myth 2:

A lot of people believe Bingo is a waste of time and that the time spent playing has been wasteful that could have been spent doing something more ‘productive’. In actual fact, some players have won massive sums of money and bonuses and it is such a sociable game when played in bingo halls so is seen as a way of socialising. This is time well spent.

Myth 3:

With regards to online bingo, many people believe that is not for older people. This is not true, all online casinos try to accommodate to all ages and create a site with user friendly software. Older people should never feel they have to shy away from online casinos.

Myth 4:

It is thought by a majority of people that all bingo sites are a scam. Although not all sites can be trusted and some may be a scam, this is not always the case. Just be sure to read up reviews of popular, well reputable sites and you no problems should occur.

Myth 5:

Another myth is that people believe that there is no financial gains at any significant level from bingo. This is not the case, there are lots of bingo games with colossal wins and bonuses won. For a game that can be used as a past time if you hit a jackpot, you are in for a treat.

Myth 6:

People can often doubt the safety of bingo websites, but if you choose to play with well reviewed, popular bingo casinos you have no real reason to worry. This is due to bingo sites having to use encryption security services to protect players’ card and account information. Some authorities actually get bingo casinos to give proof of this before going live.

So there are a few of the most common myths floating about by word of mouth and online. If ever in doubt, check the source these myths are coming from and whether it is a valid source or not. Over time of playing bingo, you will have initiative of your own and you will be able to suss out what is true and what is not. Bingo is still an incredibly popular game and a few myths should not put you off playing.