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Like any other game that involves numbers, there is always a technique and a counting system involved- in this case a number counting system. Counting in bingo resembles card counting in blackjack, but in a game of bingo you are counting the bingo balls numbers instead of Blackjack cards. In order to master such techniques, it is vital to have knowledge about the mathematical probability of the game.

Usually, a game of bingo is played with 75 balls. So the mathematical probability of any number being drawn is 1 in 75, the second number will be 1 in 74 and so on. This means the random factor has something called uniform distribution. There is an equal number of even numbers and odd numbers called as well as an equal number of low and high numbers. If you stay in the bingo game long enough, eventually you will win and the numbers in your card will be called. Bingo theorists have concluded that winning at bingo is related to how long can you stay in the game rather than blowing a lot of money on bingo cards in a single play.

The Tippett Theory:

Another strategy was developed by L. H. C. Tippett based on the randomness complex theory. This theory states the more bingo numbers that are called, the higher the chance the numbers are going to be close to 38, the median number. According to the theory, if you are playing a short bingo game and can select the card you will play with, you should choose cards that are closer to 1 and seventy-eight. On the other hand, if you are playing a longer game, you should choose cards that are closer to thirty-eight. You can tell if a bingo game is going to be a long or a short game by checking the patterns chosen. For example Four Corners, U or S patterns take a longer time than simple diagonal lines.

All of that being said, it has to be noted Bingo is a game of luck rather than a game of odds. No matter what happens, the numbers are random. But there are some things that can be done to increase the odds. For example, choose games that have a smaller number of people: if there are one-hundred players in a bingo room and each one has 4 cards, each player has a 1 in 100 chance of winning. Of course, doing this has its advantages and its disadvantages because bingo venues usually determine the jackpot according to the number of players. A game that has a low number of players will have a low jackpot as well. You have to decide what is more important; having a bigger win or increasing our odds of winning a smaller payout.



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