Does Changing the Bingo Card on a Class II Machine Do Anything?

Home » Recent Posts » Does Changing the Bingo Card on a Class II Machine Do Anything?
Share this on:

Bingo card on a Class II Bluberi machine

One of the hallmarks of a Class II/Bingo Machine is the presence of that Bingo card to participate in the games. Machines let you change those cards as you please, leading a player to ask what impact, of anything, that does:

On a Class II/Bingo machine, does changing the Bingo card do anything?

Mike S.

Changing a bingo card doesn’t change the odds of a particular number being drawn, or a particular pattern being achieved, so it’s a neutral change – it will ultimately neither harm nor help your overall potential to win.

All it does is change what numbers are present on the card, and therefore what will now need to be matched to create winning patterns. But the odds of each number getting drawn haven’t changed – it’s just different numbers with the same odds. So the overall chances of winning will remain identical regardless of whether you change the cards or not.

It’s very similar to changing which Keno numbers are selected on a video Keno game – it also doesn’t change the odds of numbers being drawn or a certain number of numbers being matched.

Changes like these simply come down to player preference. Some players like to see lucky numbers present, for instance, or making a change just for the heck of it. But we won’t necessarily know if the final result of that change was better or worse than if the original numbers were left alone (unless you were keeping really close track and knew all of the winning bingo patterns of a certain machine).

So there’s certainly no harm in doing so, but it also isn’t necessarily going to help. It’s just another choice that ultimately is neutral from the expectation of payback over time. And so from that perspective it’s not harmful, and therefore you should do what you prefer!


Share this on:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Play Online Casinos

Sign Up and get a Deposit Match up to $1,000, plus $25 in Site Credits on the house! Available in MI, NJ, PA & WV. US promotional offers not valid in Ontario.

Use code SWITCH2500 for a 100% deposit match up to $2,500, and 2,500 Reward Credits, with $25+ in wagers placed (MI, NJ, PA & WV).

New sign-ups get $35 Casino Credits + Up to $100 Deposit Match in Casino Credits (w/$5 min dep, 1X PTR)

Sign Up and deposit $10+ to get a Welcome Offer of Site Credits up to $1,000 to Play it Again in MI, NJ, PA & WV based on net loss from your first 24 hours of play. 

Play Social Casinos

Ready to give it a try? Get 10 million coins to play Show Me Vegas Slots with promo code SWITCH!

New players get 60 million coins for signing up! All players will receive 5 million coins free (one time only).

Sign Up and get a Welcome Bonus of 2,000,000 FREE Gold Coins & 2 FREE Sweeps Coins. Get started today!

Sign Up for LuckyLand Slots and get a Welcome Bonus of 7,777 FREE Gold Coins & 10 FREE Sweeps Coins!

Online Game Spotlight
Jinse Dao Dragon Slot Machine

A Different Approach to Collecting Prizes on Reels

88 Drums

Bonus Chasing Game, Especially with Power Bets

Play Online Sportsbooks

Sign Up to get a Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets if your bet wins!

Use code SWITCH1000 to get your first bet back in Bonus Bets, up to $1,000, if you lose.

​SIGN UP and make a bet of $5+ to get $150 instantly in Bonus Bets!

New Players get a $50 Bonus Bet w/ $5 Deposit Plus No Sweat First Bet Up to $1,000 + All Sport SGP Insurance! New players outside MA also get 20% Match up to $1,000 (25x PTR).

Social Game Spotlight
Lucky Buddha

Multipliers for Multiple Line Hits