A Bit of Superstition

A Bit of Superstition

Written by: ava carson on 02/11/2011 14:45

Gamblers are very superstitious and bingo players are no exception. Excuse me while I’ll break out in song. Very superstitious, writings on the wall. Very superstitious, ladders bout to fall. Okay, on to the point.

A study was conducted some years back regarding bingo players and our superstitions. This study explored the beliefs many players have regarding luck and the ways it affects behaviour when gambling. Over the course of 4 nights, in a bingo club in Nottingham, 412 volunteers completed a questionnaire. A great majority of players had significant beliefs in luck and superstition; however, an even greater number of players reported having general superstitious beliefs unrelated to bingo.

Many of us have beliefs that sometimes affect our decision making. Maybe you’ve thought that you should’ve used the blue dauber instead of the pink or you looked down to realize that you’ve forgotten your mother’s ring at home. When it comes to bingo some of us take our beliefs and habits very seriously and blame our superstitions if we have a bad session.

Superstitions can be quite fun as but the most important thing to remember is it’s down to luck and bingo is supposed to be fun. Does it really matter that you’re not wearing your lucky shoes?

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