## Number Frequency in Bingo

Bingo can be analyzed, particularly how numbers called out appear with some regular occurrence. When an apparent pattern is established, then choosing sets of numbers in bingo cards could be narrowed down.

Enter a bingo area as an observer first. On each of 5 pieces of paper, write numbers in the following arrangement:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 / 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 / 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 / 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 / 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75

Note that numbers 1 to 75 are grouped into 5 with 15 numbers each. Bingo numbers go from 1 to 75, scattered at random on different bingo cards. When sitting in a bingo session observing, note on the paper every number called. Circle the numbers on the paper. Do this with each paper for 5 bingo games. Then note the frequencies of the numbers called out in each bingo game.

Draw out numbers called 3 to 5 times in all the 5 paper pieces. If a game took long more numbers will be called out. A short bingo game will result to fewer numbers. So it's immaterial how much numbers show up. For instance these numbers came up 3 to 5 times in all 5 bingo games: 7, 16, 24, 56, 75, 34, 12, 4, 73, 64, 56, 42, 41, 14, 15. Group them according to the letters of bingo. B will have 7, 12, 4, 14, 15; I will have 16 and 24; N will have 34, 42, 41; G will have 56; and O will have 75, 73, and 64. Get bingo cards with these.

In this number set you have the most called out numbers in 5 bingo games. Now, this is no assurance that they will continually be called out the rest of the day. But having this observed pattern is better than nothing. What could be banked on is that drawing out bingo numbers---whether manual, mechanical, or digital---can possibly be affected by some factors that may trigger a pattern.

Frequently called out numbers in bingo can be patterned. Isolate them to form a top ten or 20 numbers called out in several games. Then look for bingo cards reflecting those numbers.