This Weekly Contest is Bingo!

I play Bingo about three times a year. In 20 years of playing Bingo at various Bingo parlors, I have never ever won at bingo. The closest I ever came was being one number away. There are usually so many people playing that it doesn’t take long for a Bingo to be called.

Most people think of bingo as getting five numbers vertically, horizontally, or diagonally; but not all bingo games play the same way. For example, some bingo games are played as four corners, where the winning bingo are whoever marks the four corners of the card first. Most jackpot games are played as blackouts, where you attempt to get all the numbers within a certain number of bingo balls.

I tried filming a bingo session, but watching live bingo isn’t all that interesting, so I bought a bingo kit and did my own drawing for purposes of transparency and fairness.


The above video will be played next week on May 28th, around 12 noon eastern. There will be 30 bingo balls drawn in the video. The drawing is already pre-determined.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to see 30 bingo balls drawn. I’ll speed up the video 3x and post the actual Bingo ball results in written form and announce the winner on the 28th, around 12 noon eastern. The video is just for the record; you won’t have to watch it to know the results.


To make your entry, list 6 bingo numbers. You can list the numbers in any order, 1-75.

We like to make the weekly contest easy, so you don’t even need to list the corresponding bingo letter. Just to incentivize you and keep it like a Bingo game, instead of a lottery game (hint, hint for future contests), if you list the letter with your number, you will qualify for the upgraded super prize, described below.

Your entry can be something like 1,2,3,4,5,6.

If you enter B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, you will qualify for the super prize.

FYI, a standard bingo board has the following letters and corresponding numbers:


  • 1 – 15


  • 16 – 30


  • 31 – 45


  • 46 – 60


  • 61-75


There will be three winners of the RoadGambler weekly prize consisting of a pair of real red and white chips from a real Las Vegas casino.

The first three entries to match 4 numbers will win the Weekly Contest. We will keep drawing balls until we have three winners.

There will be a super prize. If any of your first 4 numbers match the first 6 balls pulled, you will win an upgraded super prize of a green and red chip as the Weekly prize, instead of the standard weekly prize.

The above video only has 30 numbers. In the unlikely event that by 35 numbers, no one has won, then I will do a random bingo drawing for the rest of the numbers until there are three winners.


If a number results in more than 3 winning entries due to a tie, the tied bingo entries will compete against each other with the subsequent balls until one of the entries matches the 5th number. Any entries that scored bingo prior to the tie will not be required to compete in the tiebreaker.

Since there can be three winners, it’s okay if there are three entries that have the same numbers.

However, if there are more than three entries of the same six numbers, then the fourth entry, as determined by the date entry stamp of the post, will have all its’ numbers increased by 1.

For example, if four people enter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, then the fourth entry, before the video goes live, will be considered 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 for purposes of scoring. In the astronomically unlikely event that there are already three existing entries of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, then the same entry will have one more unit added to each number again, thus becoming 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, until it is a unique entry.

It’s unlikely any of the above happens, but you never know.

A clue for reading the fine print: the first ball is B, and the second ball is G. reserves the right to be the final judge in case of a dispute.

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