miplet
Joined: Dec 1, 2009
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October 25th, 2017 at 5:51:40 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Maybe I should make a new thread for this, but now that I've done a challenge for the fastest video poker player, I'm thinking of repeating it for the player who can accurately play the most paper bingo cards at a time. I've seen people who could daub around 20. Can anyone here get that high?

I would definitely fail the accuracy part. Even playing just 15 cards I’m constantly finding numbers that I missed.
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PlayYourCardsRight
Joined: Dec 29, 2011
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November 14th, 2017 at 2:57:45 AM permalink
I understand the basics of probability, but the last few months have been unbelievably unlucky for me playing bingo... This year alone, I have been the "victim" of what bingo players call, "Right Church, Wrong Pew" ... the right color ball comes out, but it's the wrong number.

At one of the nearby casinos, there is a Bonanza (tear away) game that pays a jackpot for a coverall in less than 50 numbers. They pre-call 45 numbers. I had a card that needed only 3. When it came time to resume the game, the first two that came out hit my card, leaving me three shots at the \$30K jackpot. I needed O-72, and O-70 was the next number out. The game proceeded to go to 59 numbers and I did manage the \$300 consolation when O-72 emerged.

Next casino, the super cash ball jackpot was over \$8k. To win it, you must bingo on that number (that night, I-29 and the game was a Tic-Tac-Toe pattern. ... Two different I balls came out, but not the right one and I didn't win the game or the jackpot.

Local church/charity bingos... four times, the progressive coverall jackpot (ranging from 2500-4000), I've been down to one number and the right color came out but not my number. One of the times there were only 3 G-balls left in the hopper and I needed G-47, not G-50 which emerged.

The other three times, there were five of the color of ball I needed and the jackpot was hit on the color ball that I needed.

You'd have to figure that I would have hit one of those... Oh well, hopefully soon!

For those who don't know, I live in the Midwest and work at a tribal casino, and I cannot gamble at my joint. To play tables/VP, it's a 2-plus hour drive, so my trips are limited which is why I play a lot of bingo.
FleaStiff
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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November 14th, 2017 at 6:40:07 AM permalink
Never play charity bingo.

Casino bingo rooms generally play games on the ODD hours and make money for the casino on the EVEN hours when players descend on the slot machines. (Slot machines in and near bingo rooms are of course not usually good deals). Bingo usually varies from plus 1.0 percent to minus 1.0 percent depending upon whether the statisticians sneeze or not, but that is the accountants view and the accountants and regulators only look at the Hours of Play hold. Gaming Board stats for a Bingo Hall never reflect anything about the ancilliary advantages of all those pension checks on deposit and all that slot machine action during the non-play hours.

Temperatures, winds, precipitation, traffic jams usually affect bingo room turnout and thus the amounts of various specials.

Daubing may be a dying art. I think electronic is safer than being slow on the daub.

One of those early morning Arizona Charlies games used to be famous for drunken craps dealers and drunken poker dealers showing up and blowing off steam.
Ramtrol
Joined: Jan 4, 2018
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January 4th, 2018 at 1:04:50 PM permalink
OK, you mention players choose the wrong color/level for the situation. Just what exactly does that mean? Where I go, the difference in colors only purchase price vs. amount of winnings. Are you saying the colors have different odds of winning?
Vegasrider
Joined: Dec 23, 2017
• Posts: 527
March 22nd, 2018 at 5:00:23 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

Never Validate huh? Over the years I have destroyed Bingo... why you ask? Simple... it is because of the mistake Casinos have made giving too many multipliers when you use your points for Bingo Bucks. I have hit many Cash Balls as well in the 1500 to 6000 dollar range playing max cards and validating.
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I never validate. Validating your cards is like playing another game, so I'm not saying to validate or not. Personally I choose not to chase the cash ball. Since I max out the machines every session, it becomes to costly. I rather use the money that goes towards the validation towards buying extra cards and focusi on hitting regular bingos. Would I have won the cash ball if I had validated? I have hit the cash ball multiple times but never validated. I steer away from big cash ball sessions so if I do bingo on the cash ball, it's usually a between 200 and 600 dollars. I go for the sure wins, I grind it out. I don't make big money on bingo but I make money. Not very many bingo players who play regularly can say that.

ddloml
Joined: Dec 5, 2009
• Posts: 70
March 23rd, 2018 at 10:54:20 AM permalink
Quote: PlayYourCardsRight

At one of the nearby casinos, there is a Bonanza (tear away) game that pays a jackpot for a coverall in less than 50 numbers. They pre-call 45 numbers. I had a card that needed only 3. When it came time to resume the game, the first two that came out hit my card, leaving me three shots at the \$30K jackpot. I needed O-72, and O-70 was the next number out. The game proceeded to go to 59 numbers and I did manage the \$300 consolation when O-72 emerged.

Next casino, the super cash ball jackpot was over \$8k. To win it, you must bingo on that number (that night, I-29 and the game was a Tic-Tac-Toe pattern. ... Two different I balls came out, but not the right one and I didn't win the game or the jackpot.

For those who don't know, I live in the Midwest and work at a tribal casino, and I cannot gamble at my joint. To play tables/VP, it's a 2-plus hour drive, so my trips are limited which is why I play a lot of bingo.

PlayYourCardsRight, You seem to be describing Potawatomi in Milwaukee. My wife enjoys playing bingo there, but I can’t stand it. The sessions last 4-5 hours, with 40+ games per session. On nights and weekends, there are 1,000 or more players per session, making it next to impossible to win anything. She can buy-in with \$100 at a typical session on a machine and some extra paper chances on her favorite special games, and 5 hours later walk out with nothing. I can take that same \$100 and sit at the Pai Gow Poker table (with their lousy rules!) and usually walk away after the same 5 hours with about \$50-\$150. I even will hit a 4OAK or straight flush fortune bonus a lot more often than she gets a bingo!

At least a bingo session in Las Vegas only lasts an hour. The Potawatomi marathons are torture as your buy-in slowly trickles away.
TigerWu
Joined: May 23, 2016
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March 23rd, 2018 at 11:05:43 AM permalink
Bingo is pretty fun when you're sitting around the dining room table with 5 or 6 of your friends.

Anything more than that and it is an insanely boring game.
Vegasrider
Joined: Dec 23, 2017