Bingo is a game of chance, however, certain factors can help you win. The basics are buying more tickets, being fully aware of the particular rules, and playing when fewer people are playing. More advanced strategies exist though and these are:
Granville's strategy system
This strategy is based on the 75-ball bingo and it is about picking the numbers right. According to this theory, every number has an equal chance to be drawn and therefore one should choose numbers that are as different from one another as possible. The theory suggests choosing:
- An equal spread of high and low numbers
- An equal amount of odd and even numbers
- Numbers ending in different last digits
For example, if the number 18 was drawn, it is unlikely that the next number will end in 8, so we should not have a bingo card that has 28 and 68, and 88 on it as well. Also, statistically, if an even number is drawn, the next number is more likely to be an odd one. The next one is more likely to be even again so we should have about as many even as odd ones.
This strategy is not bullet-proof though, as this type of probability calculation applies over a long period, rather than over an individual game.
Tippet strategy system
The Tippet theory was also based on the 75-ball bingo game, however, it can be applied to the 90-ball version as well. The British statistician created a simple idea to pick numbers that are closest to the median. He thought that the longer the bingo game goes on, the closer the average of the numbers will be to the median – the average value of the numbers – which is 38 in 75-ball bingo and 45 in 90-ball bingo. This theory only applies for longer games though so:
- Don’t use it for 30-balls bingo or one line patterns – for short games choose tickets that have more high and low numbers
- Use it for getting the complex patterns in 75 or 90-balls bingo – for longer games choose tickets with more numbers closer to the middle number.
This theory is purely based on statistics and in the long run it makes sense. There is no harm done trying out this theory – perhaps first with online free bingo – and see if it works for you.