Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether or not you can trust a bingo website. Some bingo players believe that online versions of the game are all fixed and impossible to win at, but is this true, and what can you do about it?

Check bingo sites out thoroughly

Firstly, it’s important to understand that in the UK in 2005, The Gambling Act was introduced. This Act states that every UK bingo website must have a license. In order to be granted a license, bingo websites are thoroughly scrutinized, and this involves a software check to ensure that all their games are fair and not fixed. All UK bingo websites, by law, must display their licensing details. If you can’t find this information on a website, then it is very unlikely to be legitimate.

Checking out a bingo website thoroughly is the easiest way to ensure that the games you’re playing are fair, so make sure you sacrifice a quick few minutes of your time to see what’s what before you jump into a game.

Read reviews

If you are still unsure as to whether to a bingo website is legitimate or not, then head to Google and read through some reviews. If you have any friends or family members who play bingo online, then ask them for their recommendations of where’s good to play.

Improve your bingo knowledge

Whilst playing on a legitimate is absolutely essential to winning (and not being scammed), there are ways in which you can further improve your chances of winning at bingo. Many people believe that bingo is a very straightforward game that only comes down to luck, but actually, there are countless tips, tricks and pieces of advice out there that can improve your chances of success if you know them.

A great way to improve your bingo knowledge is through online chat rooms, which most bingo websites have. These are a great online space in which you can chat with other bingo players, make friends and share advice; more experienced players are usually very helpful and enjoy filling you in on what you don’t already know.

Buy more bingo cards

If you haven’t yet had any bingo success, then perhaps you should try playing a couple more cards per game. This is one of the very easiest ways to improve your chances of winning, but of course, the more tickets you play, the trickier it can be to keep on top of which numbers have already been called, and which haven’t. You should also bear in mind that bingo tickets can be quite expensive; some bingo websites will allow their players to buy up to 100 tickets per game, so be sure to be realistic and money-smart about how many tickets you purchase.

The Granville number system

Born in 1923, Joseph E. Granville was a mathematical analyst, most famous for his financial market predictions. Whilst Granville’s number system has never been extensively proven, it is still highly praised by a wide number of bingo enthusiasts today.

Granville’s number system suggests that the most successful bingo tickets will have a good balance of odd numbers and even numbers, a good balance of low and high numbers, and the same amount of numbers which end in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… and so on. As such, by this theory, bingo players ought to choose bingo tickets where the numbers are the most symmetrical and systematic, as a relatively equal amount of high and low numbers will be called out over the course of the game, as will a largely balanced amount of odd and even numbers.

The Granville theory has yet to be extensively proven, but it is an interesting number system that may well be worth exploring and playing around with.

Play Games with Lower Attendance

If you feel as though you’re never winning at bingo, then try to play games with lower attendance. This will of course mean that you have fewer competitors, thus improving your chances. Off peak times typically tend to be in the early morning, or early afternoon. The busiest times are usually at weekends, and often evenings too. Playing at off peak times can be inconvenient, but it is likely to pay off!

Knowing these bingo techniques, and basic online safety tips, should help you to win big at bingo. Always be sensible when choosing which websites to play with and keep an eye out for official licensing details so you can be sure that the games you would be playing are fair, and actually offer you a real chance to win. Winning at bingo is great fun, but make sure you don’t get too carried away; just enjoy bingo for the great game it is and have a good time!