Should I join a packed bingo game room online?

For all the fun that bingo provides us, there are some factors and tips that we can take on board to enhance our experience – check out

Some bingo players enjoy the social aspect it provides, chatting with others on the chat functions. Others are in it to win some money, all eyes on the prize.

The truth is, if you’re in it for the social aspect and you simply enjoy having a bit of fun with some friends online, joining a crowded bingo room may be the thing for you. There will be plenty of friendly people with whom you can chat, and you will probably while away the hours quite happily.

However, as mentioned before, if your eyes are on the prize and you’re in it for the jackpot, there are other factors to consider.

One of these factors is whether you should join a packed bingo game room. Is it a good idea, or will it detract from your chances of winning?

Busy game rooms: To join, or not to join?

That is the question. In short, it may not be the best idea to join a busy game room if you’re genuinely looking to win the jackpot.

Although it doesn’t sound very sociable, and bingo is all about being sociable, the maths is quite simple. If there are two players, you have a 50% chance of winning. If there are 3 players – 33% chance. If there are 4 players – 25%. If there are 5 players – 20%, ad infinitum. The point is that the more players there are, the more competition there is.

Playing in a busy game room means your chances of winning are slimmer. With every scorecard that gets purchased, your odds decrease a tiny amount, so to increase your chances or winning, try playing in quieter rooms.

This is easier said than done, however. It’s tough to find a quiet bingo room on a Friday and Saturday night. These are peak times. It’s a better idea to join a bingo room on a quieter day (think Monday or Tuesday when people are professionally most engaged) or at a quieter time of day (think early morning).

Not many people think about this strategy, but it’s certainly true. After all, who’s online playing bingo on Monday mornings? Most people are straightening ties and peering through blurry eyes at flipcharts trying to remember what they promised the boss they’d get done on Friday afternoon.

The size of the prize

The bingo prizes may not be so high on a Monday morning, but a prize is a prize after all. If you do want to target bigger prizes, there’s even a thought that playing online on sunny afternoons and evenings could work too. Why is that?

More people are outside enjoying the famed British sunshine instead of online! It might be a bit lonely, but it could be worth it if you’re after that jackpot.

So remember, if you’re looking to win a jackpot, the fewer people involved the better. Try to pick off-peak times to scoop a jackpot, or if you must play at peak times, the Summer months are a good idea, when fewer people are online.