Bingo Gambling Tips
Whatever your gambling activity, below are the three best gambling tips for the general punter or bettor.
You can call them what you want but stick to them and you will probably be a winner, stay a winner and enjoy gambling for a long time to come with no pain and no regrets.
- 1st tip: Gamble money you can afford to lose. If you need the money, don’t gamble.
- 2nd tip: Gamble half of what you are willing to risk. This way, if you don’t win, you will give yourself a second chance, another day.
- 3rd tip: Don’t be greedy; if you lose what you have just won, you are.
Tips for the methodical gambler
If you bet methodically or want to devise your own betting system, then these are the three best gambling tips:
1st tip: Employ this ‘one-way’ winning strategy: Start with minimal bets. When winning, intensify the betting progressively as you win risking only a calculated portion of your wins. Put NO limit to winnings as long as profit is progressing.
2nd tip: Set your target profit levels backwards. It is easier to fulfill a target level backwards (as profit recedes) than forward. The danger of forward profit targeting is that you can get close to it, never quite make it, and then lose the lot.
Backward profit level targeting is more suitable on low risk/win ratio betting systems; that is, you risk a little to win a lot but you win fewer times. Therefore when devising your system you should aim to win more money with fewer bets and in fewer winning rounds, hands or cues.
Positive progression betting is one way to achieve that. This is usually a more efficient way to bet and gives you more flexibility in managing your winnings.
3rd tip: Approach gambling realistically. You cannot force a winning outcome and don’t expect to win every time. Decide on a plan that lets you play in sessions or intervals, closing each session once certain criteria are met, and don’t aim to win each one of them.
Remember, what matters is the overall net profit result.
More bingo tips:
Whenever possible, attend Bingo games where you may select your own cards. That’s the FIRST and one of the most important rules.
Take the letter B: Favor the first TEN (10) numbers. AVOID higher numbers.
The letter I: You’ll most likely find it pays best to favor 19 through and including 29. DON’T take numbers LOWER than 19, if possible, especially if lower than 14.
Letter N: Favor a card with the numbers 29 to 39 on it. AVOID all number 40’s. This way you also get the FREE space, (center).
Now the G: Favor OVER 49.
Under O, favor 60 through 68, inclusive, or 70 O.K., with NONE over 71.
Same rules apply regardless what specific type of BINGO rule it may be – Such as a four corner win – or in attempting to cover ALL spaces. Pay Attention to the “calls” at all times. When you “miss” a call because you were NOT paying attention – it greatly reduces your win chances.
For Land bingo – Don’t purchase more than you know (from past games) you can handle efficiently, even when offered at LOWER cost – stick to the rules, always. Don’t play at all if you can not get a seat near enough to the “caller” to hear with ease every number called. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
This method will shock you as the hardest BINGO game to play – where ALL NUMBERS MUST BE COVERED. You’ll find frequently this is the game where the most valuable and sizeable prizes are given.
With this proven method you should get more than your just share.
NOW, follow these rules and you ought to find you will win far more frequently than you ever did before. Don’t play feeling you ought to ALWAYS win. Instead, study these rules, use them, and play to GET REAL RELAXATION instead – and, you’ll really ENJOY the game.
How do you increase your chances of winning? Well, since bingo is basically a game of chance, like the lottery from which it evolved over the centuries, perhaps the best way to win (or at least lose the minimum) is by avoiding the games that offer the worst odds.
Consider what it costs to play the amount of the prize, the number of cards being played, and the number of squares to be filled in the game pattern.
Compare, for example, a game that costs $1 a card and pays $50, with about 100 cards in play and a game that costs the same $1 a card and pays $100, with 200 cards in play.
our odds of winning are better in the first game, of course: 1 in 100 vs. 1 in 200. But the payout (50 to 1 vs. 100 to 1) makes the two games about even, if you’re in bingo for the money rather than just the thrill of victory.
Keep in mind that few games of chance return such a low percentage of the proceeds as bingo. Bingo operations may keep between 25 percent and 40 percent of the buy-in money.
The best payout that you can find is 80 percent at most. If you hope to win at bingo, understanding the payout is an important consideration.
Your best chance to win is to find bingo games that have the worst atmosphere: anything that might reduce the number of players – or, more precisely, the number of cards being played – will improve your odds.
If you can do without cozy surroundings and great lighting and free drinks or whatever else might attract players, then you can avoid the bigger crowds and seek out better odds.
Of course, such parlors may not be very much fun to visit. On the other hand, if you’re just playing for fun and the off-chance of winning, then pick the parlor you find most inviting.
It should be mentioned that many players try to increase their chances of winning by playing more cards. That strategy seems statistically sound: players who play more cards are more likely to win, but they’re also investing more money in the game and – according to at least one gambling expert – their chances of losing are about the same.
Of course, if you can get a deal by buying several cards, so that you’re not paying the full price, then you’ve got a little advantage in terms of your investment.
Some experts advise players to purchase and get as many numbers as they can on a maximum of four cards, to balance numerical coverage and financial investment. But there’s nothing magical about having four cards.
Many bingo players believe in choosing cards that contain certain numbers in strategic locations on the cards, such as in diagonals and comers or “high-win” squares in straight bingo.
(The 16 high-win squares are the squares in any rows of five that include the center, free square.)
They swear by “lucky” numbers, digits that have a special significance to them, for whatever reason. Do people who play by “special numbers” win more often? No, but they probably get more passionately involved in the game than other players.
Unless you’re in it just for the money, that emotional excitement can be a big part of playing bingo.
Along similar lines, many players trust in their good luck charms: trinkets, photographs, rabbit’s feet, four-leaf clovers, religious objects, and other items. Some keep them in their pockets, while others place them around their game cards.
Some people play according to their astrological signs and the horoscope.
Again, there doesn’t seem to be any charm that’s definitely advantageous, but the curious assortment of things certainly makes bingo games more colorful.
Speaking of color, we should probably add here that many bingo players believe in the power of colors, and their clothes reflect this. For example, red is associated with energy, exerting a vital magnetism.
Some players prefer green, the color of money, in hopes that it will attract more of the same. Add a lucky hat or a magical scarf to an outfit of a chosen color, and they believe the ensemble will ensure they win!
Some players like to choose a lucky seat, a particular location in the room that seems auspicious, perhaps facing a certain direction. (That’s not unlike people who will choose a particular table in a restaurant. Does that location actually improve the food? Not likely.
Does it make the food seem to taste better? Some would swear by it.) Others like to have a lot of elbow room, or room to stretch out their legs and be more comfortable. Do such preferences improve their chances of winning?
Yes, but only to the extent that the players can concentrate better on the numbers called.
One published guide to winning consistently at bingo provides some recommendations for gaining a numerical advantage through the laws of probability. It advises players to study the patterns of numbers drawn as each game progresses, then to try choosing game cards that fit those patterns.
This guide also suggests trying to choose cards with a lot of numbers in “the median range” – although what that term means isn’t really clear.
One suggestion is that you should select cards that cover a wide range of numbers. Someone has calculated that in three cards chosen at random, the combined 72 squares will average 22 duplicate numbers and 25 missing numbers.
So, it’s reasoned, you should choose cards that cover as many of the seventy five numbers as possible. That makes sense in terms of hitting on more numbers as they’re drawn, which is good for a psychological boost, but some players might argue that a single number that shows up on three cards is as helpful as three numbers that show up on one card each.
Also, this strategy doesn’t work for coverall or blackout games. In fact, the opposite strategy is recommended: you should choose cards that have as many duplicated numbers as possible (the locations of the duplicated numbers are of no importance).
This is the number concentration method. To maximize on this strategy, try to choose about six numbers (odds and evens, high and low) to be heavily duplicated.
The reasoning behind this strategy is to fill up as many squares as quickly as you can, since only forty-eight to fifty numbers will be drawn. You should also buy as many cards as possible if playing coverall or blackout.
At the risk of confusing you, it should be mentioned that some players recommend another strategy for coverall games, the even distribution method. This strategy consists of choosing cards that cover as many of the seventy five numbers as possible.
So, there are two opposite approaches to winning at coverall. Which one makes more sense? That’s up to you. You may want to experiment a little with both approaches. There certainly must be reasons for bingo experts to disagree so fundamentally.