Gaming online bingo

Published on July 17th, 2022 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Is Bingo Really All About Luck?

The game of bingo is one of the simplest games that you can play. You only need a bingo card, some markers, or chips to mark the numbers called, and then a way to track all the numbers called. It is thus a great game for people of all ages and is played in countries around the world. There is also an ongoing debate as to whether bingo is a game of chance or skill. This article will look at the arguments for and against this and provide some insight as to whether bingo is all about luck or not.

The object of the game of Bingo is to have all your numbers called and crossed off or marked on your card. The first person to get all their numbers called out is the winner and calls out BINGO.

The Luck Element in Bingo

There is undoubtedly an element of luck in bingo as it is random which bingo card you get and then also quite random as to which numbers are called and in what order.

The Strategy and Skills Required to Play Good Bingo

So yes, the number calling is all about the luck of the draw, but there are some additional skills and strategies required to make you a good bingo player.

Decision Making

Decide on the type of bingo card to play, a 90-number game. A live game at one of the many online casinos at places like, or simply get together with your friends and family to play, designing the cards and calling the numbers yourselves.

Listen Carefully

Being able to hear, listen, and make sense of the number calls is something that you need to be able to successfully play bingo. Listening is a skill that you will have to hone and perfect, negating accents and tone as well as any of the other noises in the room. Only then will you be able to successfully play a round of bingo.


There are a lot of numbers on the cards and as such, you can’t win at bingo just like that. You will need to have the patience to wait for all the calls and bide your time until your numbers are called.


If you’re playing for real money bets, then you will need to know how to budget the money you intend to spend on these bets. Being able to work out how many bingo cards you can afford, what you need for drinks and snacks, and how to save and leave with any winnings from the night are the money management skills that you will need to play bingo.

The bottom line is that yes, bingo has a luck element, and you will need a fair bit of luck if you are to win. However, there is also undoubtedly a certain number and type of skills that you need to play good bingo. So, it is a game that is not all about luck at all, but instead a mixture of skill, strategy, and luck.


About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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