The Ultimate Guide for Beginner's Bingo Strategies

Many people are perfectly content to play a bingo game just for the fun of it. But, let’s be honest: playing to win while having a natter and a bit of a tipple with your gals puts the cherry on top. 

At Kitty Bingo, we’re all about learning new skills that take your game to the next level, and while online bingo is largely about luck, there are a couple of things that you can do to increase your chances of winning. 

In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some strategies that will help you get your paws on the winning ball in your next bingo game

It’s all about the bank

We always think it’s best to get the serious stuff out the way first. All the best bingo players have one thing in common: bankroll management. You should always have a set of rules in place that determine how hard you hit your purse for bingo activities. Set yourself a daily, weekly or monthly bingo budget – and stick to it! Once you have your bankroll in place, you can decide how many games you’d like to play and how much you can spend per session. To give you an idea: 3% of your bankroll per session would be a happy medium – not too much and not too little. So if you’ve got a £100 budget, then you shouldn’t spend more than £3 on a session. 

Now, it might sound boring, but understanding and setting boundaries on your bankroll is the best way to ensure that bingo remains a game that you enjoy.

Choose the right game to suit your style

That’s right Kitties, even bingo has style! Once you’ve got your bank-management plan in action, it’s time to find the style of bingo that’s up your alley. Most online bingo sites have a whole heap of different bingo games to choose from, and some will be more to your liking than others. Instead of clicking on the first one you see, you should choose a game that you know, understand and – most importantly – enjoy.

But, how can you choose the right bingo game if you’ve never played before? Not to worry. There are plenty of bingo titles with a lower entry fee that are perfect to try out before deciding on your favourite. Try to find games that have an entry fee that’s lower than 10% of your session’s bankroll. So if you’re spending £3 a session, find those games that are going for around 30p. Practice makes perfect, they say, and these games are the best way to practise without spending too much.

Timing is everything

Is it possible to calculate your odds of winning a game of bingo? Believe it or not, it’s actually pretty simple. Most online bingo sites will release the number of cards that have been bought for a game; you can use this to calculate your odds depending on how many cards you have. For example, if there are 100 cards in the game and you have 10 of them, then you’ve got a 10% chance of walking away with the prize.

What does this have to do with timing? Well, the more people who play, the more cards there are in the game, and this means that you have smaller odds of winning. Avoiding peak hours is one of the best ways to dramatically increase your chances of winning. The most popular hours are undoubtedly 8 pm until 12 am, followed by the lunchtime rush between 11 am and 1 pm. If you’ve got a flexible schedule, then your best bet is to play between 8 am and 10 am, or perhaps between 1 pm and 5 pm when most people are at work. 

Cards are king


Mo’ cards, mo’ money, they say. Well, they should say that, because in bingo, it’s one of the biggest assets to winning the big one. Put simply, you will increase your chances of winning by purchasing more bingo cards. If you combine this with playing in off-peak hours, you’re almost certain to look like the cat that got the cream at some point. If you’re only playing in a game with 50 cards and you have 15 of them, then you’ve got a 30% chance of winning. Keep in mind that winning isn’t guaranteed, but this tack certainly helps your chances.

As for the cards themselves, if you have the choice of picking your own, then you should always avoid going for cards with duplicate numbers or that look too similar. If the same number formations are scattered over all your cards and you aren’t getting results, this means that it will probably apply to all of them. Try to get a range of cards that have vastly different numbers scattered all over the spaces. 

Keep an eye out for promotions and bonuses

If you’ve ever played at Kitty Bingo before, you’ll know that we are fans of awesome promotions, bingo bonuses and surprises. Keep an eye out on our site, your email and our social media channels to take advantage of our frequent promotions and bonuses that could involve a little extra for your bankroll, an extra couple of cards here and there, and even a few free games. Using these handy bingo offers is another great way to increase your chances of winning without any risk to your bankroll. 

Ready to play?

Now that you’ve got the best tips and tricks at the tips of your paws, you’re ready to play online bingo! At Kitty Bingo, we have a massive range of online bingo games to suit any sassy style, and if that’s not enough – we’ve also got you covered with a huge choice of online slots. Become a much-loved member of Kitty Bingo here.

/ 05 May 2021