Advanced Guide To Bingo

Bingo has long been a popular game to play by those looking to try their luck at a game of chance and to be thoroughly entertained at the same time! Each bingo player receives a set of randomly generated numbers in a grid that is set against a stake that they have placed. The player then marks off the numbers on their grid against those that are selected in a random manner and announced by the Bingo caller. Players win their game by managing to complete a line, multiple lines or a full house on their grid of paper/ on screen at a faster speed than other players participating in the same game. It is important to remember that the winning set must contain the number that is called last by the Bingo caller in order for it to count as a win.
The fun part of Bingo is in the fact that a player can lose through simply not calling out the fact that they have completed a line quickly enough and in the fact that the pace at which the game flows is determined by the Bingo caller themselves. It really is a game where players are on the edge of their seats the whole time- talk about an adrenaline rush! Bingo is also one of those games that do not have a set out or predetermined game length which means that there is all to play for. A game of Bingo lasts as long as the speed of the caller, the number of players there are in the games and the proportion of numbers on your card.

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How you can win- the basics

In a game of Bingo the numbers are all arranged in columns, so the first column contains numbers 1 to 9, with the second containing number 10 to 19 and the third 20-19, etc. A typical ticket will have a total of 15 numbers in 3 rows, with there being 5 numbers in each row. If you mark off all of the numbers in a single row across the card then you get a line. If you manage to cross off all of the numbers in two lines of your card then you’ve won two lines. If you then go on to mark off all of the numbers on a single ticket then you win a full house.

 

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Advanced strategies in Bingo

The amount of patterns possible to be played in a Bingo game is, in theory, endless and most Bingo callers know dozens of them. Some Bingo patterns are very traditional whereas others have been brought about in more recent years. Those who play Bingo a lot are able to spot the same patterns that occur with ease and can go by several different names. By being familiar with different patterns, you should be able to have the added edge to other players in the same game as you. There are also ways in which you can improve your chances of winning through choosing cards in the hope of improving your odds and winning the jackpot.

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Advanced strategies in Bingo

The types of patterns that are played during a session of Bingo are normally set out ahead of the game. Single games are not necessarily set for a single pattern win; a Bingo caller can call a certain line to be won on the way to a full house, for example. A Bingo player can make two wins in one game through completing both the first pattern and a second pattern. Alternatively two separate people are also able to win with one player getting a particular line and the second achieving a full house. A lot of the patterns we are about to detail can be referred to as ‘crazy’, for example a ‘crazy snake’ and this essentially alludes to the fact that the snake patterns can be pointing in any direction on a card. Another example can be highlighted with the T-pattern; this pattern can be won straight up, on its side or upside down. Please refer to the images below.

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Some patterns can also be called ‘The hard way’, which essentially means that any free space cannot be used in a winning pattern, making the game more of a challenge.
As a way of keeping the game interesting, most Bingo halls will change their patterns on a regular basis and some Bingo patterns can get more complex and creative- this is where is takes a lot of skills and knowledge in order to find one of these complex patterns in a series of a dozen cards being played in one go. For those who need extra help, rest assured that complicated patterns are generally printed or displayed for you to see throughout your game and will be explained ahead of the game too. When playing Bingo it is vital that you keep an eye out for patterns on your cards as you could be one of the many players who end up missing out on their Bingo win without even realising!
By breaking down a pattern into various sub sections you will find it much easier to stay on top of which patterns you are finding to be emerging. We will now continue to show you the most popular Bingo patterns that are often played during a Bingo games. Be sure to make a special note of certain rules which could really help to improve your game play and help you win that jackpot!

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The snake
A snake Bingo pattern is made up of a zig-zag line of four squares on the top of the grid and starts with the second square in the second column. A crazy snake follows the same pattern but can be started in any corner of the grid system.

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Lucky seven
A lucky seven is a double bingo pattern that is made up of a horizontal line along the top of the Bingo card and a diagonal line from the top right of the grid to the bottom left (this forms a number 7).

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Cover-all/ House/ Blackout
A cover-all, house and blackout patterns are typically used for very large jackpots and are a case where players try to match the Bingo caller’s number with their own within a specific number of calls. For example, in a 50 number blackout, players will need to cover all of their grid numbers within 50 calls. If no one manages to do this, then the jackpot is usually rolled over.

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Odd-even patterns
In some Bingo games the caller might ask the participants to blot out all of their odd or even numbers and then call out further odd or even numbers until someone wins.

Speedball Bingo
One of the most challenging games of Bingo to participate in is speedball in which the Bingo caller very quickly calls out numbers one after another until someone covers all of their spaces.
We hope that our advanced Bingo guide goes some way in preparing you for having a better chance in winning the jackpot in your future Bingo games! Once you have familiarised yourself with the aforementioned Bingo patterns you should find playing Bingo so much more fun and easy. The beauty of Bingo is that the game is all about luck (in a similar way that slots is) and any one has the chance of winning big. Be sure to have as much fun as possible and enjoy your Bingo games!

The Best & Worst Times To Play Bingo Online

If you are looking for a way to increase your chances of winning larger jackpots and participating in larger groups of people playing Bingo online, then there are definitely some time-related playing patterns you should be aware of. While it’s not always possible to take advantage of the peak times to play Bingo (for example if you are at work or studying), if you really want to play at a time when there is the optimum number of people to play against, you should try to take note of the following game playing times:

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7pm – 12pm
This time of the evening is most popular for online Bingo play as people will generally be winding down for the night. Playing at this time results in higher jackpots and more people to play with which makes Bingo all the more exciting!

1am – 5am
The early hours of the morning offers a lower player count which would mean an increased change of winning medium sized jackpots, despite making for possibly less thrilling gameplay.

6am – 8am
This time slot is often considered to be one of the worst times to play as most people only just waking up and getting ready for the day so there are fewer players online and lower jackpots.

11am – 2pm
Once morning routines and school runs have been completed, lots of people tend to go online to play Bingo. This time of the day is great for large player numbers and high jackpots.

3pm – 6pm
One of the least popular times for Bingo activity online is between these hours as the majority of people are preoccupied with work and other activities- this results in a low number of players and small jackpots too.

We hope that our advanced Bingo guide goes some way in preparing you for having a better chance in winning the jackpot in your future Bingo games! Once you have familiarised yourself with the aforementioned Bingo patterns you should find playing Bingo so much more fun and easy. The beauty of Bingo is that the game is all about luck (in a similar way that slots is) and any one has the chance of winning big. Be sure to have as much fun as possible and enjoy your Bingo games!

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