Everybody thinks about cheating at bingo. While the game is easy to play, sometimes, near wins can be very disappointing. Especially if there is a big prize up for grabs and you only needed one or two more numbers.
While you can dream about cheating the system, we don’t recommend you actually try doing so. Improper behavior at a church bingo night has far greater consequences than getting banned from future games.
This is an offense that could see you spend years in prison. So, hypothetically, here are some ways you can cheat at bingo.
Here are some methods that have been used to get bingo winning numbers in the past:
This bingo cheating method requires you to collaborate with someone working at the bingo hall. Having an insider on your team means access to information that is not publicly accessible.
For example, you can find out what paper is used for tickets and print your own winning cards. Then, during the next gaming session, you take your own fake tickets and mark off sections as the host calls numbers.
You are just giving yourself more opportunities to win with your fake tickets. Be careful of getting greedy. No bingo hall worker will believe you bought 50 tickets (which you probably wouldn’t be able to track effectively anyway).
Befriend the House Caller
Many bingo cheating methods involve becoming friends with somebody who works at the bingo hall. If you ally with the bingo caller, you can ensure that virtually any number on your bingo card is called.
A lot of pre-planning is required with this method. You will need to work out some signals with the caller to ensure that caller keeps announcing your numbers no matter what is drawn. For example, a yawn could be five, and your hand on your forehead could be seven, etc. You will need to ensure that your signals seem discrete enough to avoid getting caught.
This is probably the zaniest bingo cheating tactic we have listed here. Although people of all ages enjoy bingo, it has a special association with the elderly. You’ll find that it is a trendy game at retirement villages and church halls for this reason.
As is the unfortunate truth of aging, some of the bingo players aren’t quite as quick as they used to be. So, it is easy to switch cards with such a person. To execute this method, all you need to do is buy some tickets and then seat yourself next to an older person in an unmonitored area.
Then, while the game is in play, pay attention to the numbers being called out and your card and that of the older adult near you. If you see this person is getting more numbers than you, create a distraction and switch your card with theirs. (Hopefully, they won’t notice.)
Cheating Online Bingo Games
Cheating at bingo online is not as easy as in brick-and-mortar bingo halls. Most bingo online casinos use advanced security systems developed by top software engineers. This software is tough to crack, meaning your average engineer will not be able to hack the systems.
Even if you have got the skills, we don’t recommend that you try. Jail terms for hacking can be a lot worse than cheating at brick-and-mortar games.