A Bingo CardThere is no doubt about it – online bingo is a game of chance played with varying amounts of randomly drawn numbers. Over the years, different methods of drawing bingo numbers have existed, from numbers being pulled out of a bag, to the familiar ping-pong ball machines that use a current of air to eject a ball from a spout. Nowadays, with the advent of online bingo, it has been necessary to enhance and automate the way in which bingo numbers are called — with so many hundreds of bingo sites, each often running multiple games simultaneously, an army of octopuses would be needed to keep up with the amount of calls.

Of course, modern day technology has found a solution. Instead of teaching octopus, internet bingo sites now use sophisticated random number generating technology which means a totally unbiased computer system draws the numbers. And while online bingo might be a game of chance, there are things that you can do to actually increase your chances of winning. More people playing a game means less chances for you to win that huge amount.

So look for the quieter online bingo sites, or perhaps play on a Monday or Tuesday when there are less people on line. Friday and Saturday evenings tend to be the most crowded — and while the social aspects of busy chat rooms can be alluring, it might not be the best thing to do if you want to win that life changing amount. Don’t buy too many cards for one game – the chances of actually winning the bingo game are stacked against you any way — buy too many cards, and the amount that you invest on tickets could negate any win you are likely to have. Most online bingo sites offer incentives and prizes for joining in chat games and taking part in promotions. Use these to earn yourself extra bingo points to cash in and buy free cards. After all, the more free games you play, the less risk you take and the more chances you have of winning.

This news post was written by Tracey Trevors on August 2, 2010