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How to Win at Bingo

Is there such a thing as a ‘Winning Bingo Strategy’?

Online bingo is almost entirely a game of chance. The balls are drawn at random and so are the cards. At the start of the game every card has an equal chance of winning. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning.

Online Bingo Strategy

In a real bingo hall there is a good element of skill involved in winning because players have to mark their cards correctly as the balls are drawn, keep track of how close all their cards are to Bingo, and call quickly when they have a winning card.

When playing Bingo online, the risk of not marking correctly or failing to spot a winning card is completely removed because once you have purchased your cards the bingo gaming software automatically checks them for you. Even if you are thrown offline for some reason your card will be checked. If the site you play at allows pre-purchase, any cards you have bought ahead of time will be checked when the game starts, even if you’re not logged on and playing.

With this in mind, here are a couple of tips…

The best way you can increase your chances of winning is simply by buying more cards! Some games allow you to play as many cards as you like. You need to weigh up the total cost of all your cards against the amount you stand to win and the number of cards being played by other players.


Most online games give you the chance to change your cards if you don’t like the look of them. At first thought this may seem pointless since as we said every card has an equal chance of winning at the outset. However, consider the fact that your cards will tend to have numbers in common. Say you have two cards and they share one number in common. If that number doesn’t come up, then neither of your cards can win. The more numbers in common the more you are risking this. So if you have time to make a comparison of the cards you have been offered it’s probably worth making some swaps if it means you can avoid too much duplication of numbers.