Bingo has been around for many years – from the mid 1500’s. It originated in Italy and was a variation of their lotto – which is still played on a weekly basis in Italy today.
It is largely a game of chance due to the randomness of the numbers being generated, so technical strategies don’t really help in improving your chances of winning. Here are some practical measures however that can be applied in order to maximise one’s chances.
- Decide on Your Purpose for Playing
It is advisable before you sit down to a game of bingo to clarify for yourself, your purpose for playing. Are you playing just for fun, or is your intention to make money. Once you have decided on this, it will be easier to use your money wisely.
- Decide On Your Budget
Think carefully before you start, how much money you can afford to spend and stick to that amount. Bingo is traditionally an inexpensive game, but it is easy to get carried away if you are not careful. Remember it is largely a game of chance and luck, so just because you win one round, certainly does not mean you will win another, so sticking to a budget will help in making sure you don’t end up losing more than you can afford.
- Know the Game
It’s important, before you start playing Bingo to make sure that you understand the rules of the game. Although it is not a complicated game, it does have its various rules, and if you want to win, it’s definitely best to equip yourself with a clear idea of how the game works.
- Practice Makes Perfect
As with anything in life, the more you practice, the better you become at it. The same applies to Bingo. There are many online Bingo sites these days, and many of them come with a “free play” function, which allows players to play for free, although there are no winnings. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the game, and get comfortable with your own personal strategy before you start playing real money Bingo.
- Reduce the Competition
Unlike a lot of casino games, the prize in Bingo does not increase or decrease with the number of players participating. It stands to reason therefore that the less players there are, the better the chances of each individual player. Look for a game with as few players as possible and increase your odds of coming out on top.
- Do Your Homework
Bingo organizers be they online, or at brick and mortar venues, are known for their promotions and bonuses that they use to entice players. Do your homework, and find out where the best bonuses and promotions are happening. This will help to maximise your profits on the game.
- Stay Focused
Although Bingo is a fun and social recreational activity, it’s important to stay focused on the caller while you are playing, and save your chit chat with other players for between games. It is very easy to get distracted while playing and this could be the moment your winning number is called.
- Have Fun
Lastly, even though you may be trying to win, it’s important to remember that Bingo is a game, and just have fun!!