Brain Game: There Was a Farmer...
Today's Brain Game isn't quite a puzzle. But it's Friday, so that's okay. No need to take pen to paper today (unless it's to endorse your paycheck, of course).
Bingo players have long debated about
the benefits of using the same cards game after game
versus switching cards each game.
After years of research, studies have determined
that those who play the same set of cards
regularly while participating in Bingo
have slightly better odds of winning than those
who choose new, different cards each time.
What's their theory about the reason for this difference?
HERE is the answer.
They believe that is has nothing to do with the numbers called, but simply the fact that a player who plays the same cards all the time begins to "learn" which numbers appear on them and which don't. This makes it less likely that those players wouldÂ "miss" any matching number when it was called.Â Over a long period of time, that tiny difference adds up to a few more won games, slightly increasing their odds.