# Can you Influence Bingo Odds?

are easy to work out] – it’s the number of cards you have in play divided by the overall number of cards in the game. So if 100 cards are in play, and you have 4 cards, your odds are 4 percent. The key to making that work in your favour is to guess the number of cards in play. You can do a head count and multiply that number by what you think is the average number of cards per person.

Alas that this method doesn’t work with progressive jackpot games. The format of the game means that there is no certainty that any one game will produce a winning hand.  This ramps up the odds so much in a lot of progressive games that it may be weeks or even months before somebody wins.

What Balls Occur Most Often?

If you asked most people who regularly play bingo what they’d most like to know, they’d say: “Is there some mathmetical trick to winning?

The answer is simple. No number has more chance of coming up in a game than any one of the many others, assuming no fraud.

As with flipping coins, the odds might be even overall, but but there is never a discernible pattern. If 32 occurs in four games one after the other, that does not mean that 32 will be drawn in the fifth game.

The only way to tip the odds in your favour  in a game of bingo is to is to buy several cards. This gives you a greater spread of numbers. Whilst no card is any more likely to win in a game than any other, you would have a greater percentage of the cards being played. That means mathematically you have more ways to win. If you one card in play with 10 others then you have less chance of winning than a player playing with multiple cards in the same game.

In the final analysis, although you can slightly tip the odds to your advantage in a game of bingo, you might as well  bring along a rabbit’s foot!