Bingo has always been thought of as the game that takes place down in the local church hall, enjoyed exclusively by members of the blue rinse brigade. But the online arena has made the game hip, and seniors around the world are finding out why it’s always been so popular.
Not only does bingo offer a social element that many older people feel the loss of after retiring, it’s also good for the brain. It keeps you sharp and can even reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s and other brain degenerative diseases.
If you’re keen on taking up the hobby, join us as we take a closer look at playing online. Even with lockdowns and social distancing you can still enjoy a social entertainment experience, and who knows? You may even win big.
A Brain Exercising Game
To start with, it is a simple game. All you need to do is buy your card or cards and wait for the numbers to be called. If you have matching number on your card, you’ll cross them off – or dab them. If you are the first to cross out all numbers in a winning pattern you get a prize.
While bingo is a game of luck and chance as you wait for the number on your boards to be called out, there are a few things that you can do to increase your chances of winning.
5 Tips For Making The Most Of Your Bingo Experience
It is all about the timing
The easiest way to increase your odds of winning is to have the least competition possible. This means that you need to play bingo on the days or at certain times that you know will not be busy or packed with players. Suss out the situation to determine the best possible time to play.
Do not keep all your eggs in one basket
Rather place multiple small bets than one major et and hope that it pays off. By spreading out your spend, you reduce the likelihood of losing a huge lumpsum at once. Worst case scenario, one or two of your wagers do not work out while the rest do. You need to weigh out the odds to find what works for you.
Do your research beforehand
This tip is more for our online players, although this can also be helpful when heading out to your nearest casino. Look at the pay-outs to date and the ratings each establishment has received by players. You do not want to be scammed in your pursuit for victory.
Know your limits and know when to stop
You need to be on top of your emotions and remain level-headed while pacing your bets. This also means knowing when to stop while you are ahead and not trying to chase a win after a losing streak.
Get to know the players
The best way to up your game and pick up tips and tricks is to connect with other players. If you are playing online, this could involve joining forums or online groups, while physical setups will require striking up a conversation with the folks around you.
It really is as simple as that.