Bingo has always had a long history with weird and wonderful superstitions. No matter where you play, you’re bound to have your own particular affectations, routines and peculiar things you do in the hope of increasing your luck and chance of winning.
Online players are just the same. From doing laps around the room to circling their desk chair in almost ritualistic fervor, their superstitions are just as interesting to read about. Here we take a look.
Chances are if you’ve ever had the chance to check bingo online you’ve most likely done it from your home or office. There, in those little quiet places of refuge, you undoubtedly have a desk from which to work and play from. For a lot of online bingo players it’s the seat though, which stands central to their main superstition.
Some players like to perch on the side of a sofa, some feel that the kitchen table is luckier, others in the bath. Then there’s the office and the several different seating arrangements you can have there.
Seeing where you sit as a lucky superstition is nothing new to the bingo world, bingo hall players have been sitting in the same place for years – some to the point of feeling as if the space actually belongs to them.
Clearly bingo is a game of numbers and digits are at the heart of the bulk of superstitions that go with the game. Developed through many years of play and many rounds of bingo, a lot of players recognize particular numbers as signals of luck and fortune.
Some players even choose tickets based purely on the numbers they like the look of, which, in most cases, they associate or avoid due to previous wins and losses. That’s how far this superstition goes!
Up next is the idea of charms and trinkets, like wearing particular jewelry, a particular T-shirt or holding something in your hand while the numbers are called out. Surprisingly, the majority of these ‘charms’ and the expected 4-leafed clover and other luck-associated imagery, but rather objects a whole lot more random and specific to the player.
A pet, for many people, is also something considered lucky by many a bingo player. You’d be alarmed by the amount of bingo fans who won’t play a game without their cat sat somewhere close.
Seats, charms and numbers aside, what other types of rituals do bingo players hold on to in the hope of striking it lucky and taking home the jackpot?
Other odd and interesting superstitions include spending a specific amount and buying only a specific number of cards, never leaving the room they are playing in, only playing in certain games if a friend of theirs is present and even drinking or eating certain foods while a game is under way.
Recognize any of these superstitions in the way that you choose to approach playing bingo online? Rest easy as, thanks to the aforementioned, you now know you’re definitely not alone.