Bingo is essentially a game of chance.
There is no skill involved and as such, all players have the same chance of winning, provided of course that they have the same number of tickets in each game.
When you play bingo down at your local club, it is usually fair because it is difficult for one person to actually dab more than one, maybe two sets of tickets at once. I would guess there are probably some very keen bingo players who could dab more than two, but it would really take a huge amount of concentration!
Now when bingo gets all computerised and goes online, there is no reason why someone couldn’t have a million tickets, as they are all dabbed automatically by the computer.
So deciding where is fair to play online bingo can be quite difficult, in the sense that what you need to find is a bingo game that has a reasonable limit on the amount of tickets any one player can buy.
Quite often we see complaints about certain bingo sites, and they go on and on about “same winners”. Bingo is a game of chance, so the only reason you should be seeing same winners all of the time is if those winners have the ability to buy more tickets than anyone else.
Some bingo sites put absolutely ridiculous limits on, such as having £1 per ticket and the maximum you can buy is 64 tickets! I mean, come on, who is going to spend £64 on one game of bingo?
I’ll tell you who, the person you keep seeing as that same winner. Of course they’re going to win a lot if they’re buying far more tickets than anyone else is prepared to do.
What you need to do is find a bingo site that has a more reasonable limit, such as Tombola who sponsors Sunderland, which caps all bingo games at a maximum £2 spend per game.
Here you know that if you max out, it won’t cost you the Earth, plus you won’t be swamped out by some big shot moneybags who thinks they can buy half the tickets in the room.
Lots of others sites have fair for all rooms where you can only buy a certain amount, but I think this should be uniform across all bingo sites. It is irresponsible to allow players to spend up to £100 in one game of bingo.