How to Win at Bingo

By Alan Donahue

Bingo is a game of chance, as players dab their cards to form patterns and possibly win a large amount of money. Much of winning is based on luck, but there are many methods you can implement in the bingo hall to increase your odds of winning.

Play at the smaller bingo halls. The payouts are less, but eventually you will find yourself on the winning side more often. Bingo halls can be found at local firehouses, community centers and other organizations.

Memorize number locations. This will allow you to dab your bingo card faster and easily locate numbers. 1 through 15 are in the B column, 16 through 30 are in the I column, 31 through 45 are in the N column, 46 through 60 are in the G column, and 61 through 75 are in the O column.

Use a pen to draw out the pattern for complicated bingo games like Indian Star, Double Cross and the Picnic Table. This will come in handy when you get close to completing the pattern, and will prevent you drom dabbing unnecessary numbers.

Play on multiple bingo cards. There is no limit to the amount of cards that you can play on, so maximize your winning percentage. Do not overwhelm yourself, though, because too many cards could become a hassle.

Purchase a seat in Video Bingo. Video Bingo is usually only available at larger bingo halls, but it has benefits. The computer actually keeps track of every number called, so all you have to do is tap the screen for each number to mark your cards and see how many numbers remain.

About the Author

Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.