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A Lot of Cover Up in Bingo

Some of us, even the novice gambling players, know that there are bingo patterns which are based on real things in life. Examples of such patterns are the top hat, the flower, the bowling lane, the window shade and the hour glass patterns. The more experienced gambling players know that these patterns are more than just bingo patterns which were modeled after everyday stuffs. Instead, gambling players also know that they are among the most difficult, after all these patterns need a lot of numbers to be covered.

The top hat only leaves eleven numbers uncovered in the bingo card, that is why it is among the most difficult, and it really does take time to complete this pattern. Here, gambling players must cover all the numbers at the bottom row, the three middle numbers or the second and fourth rows, and the second and fourth numbers of the middle row.

Similar to the top hat, the flower pattern also has just eleven numbers left uncovered. To complete this pattern, gambling players must form a block of nine at the top right corner of the bingo card, cover the fourth number at the fourth row, and cover the first four ones belonging to the bottom row.

In the bowling lane pattern, gambling players would need to cover fewer numbers as compared to the top hat and flower patterns. However, it still does present some level of challenge. Gambling players must be able to cover the first four numbers at the bottom row, the first three ones of the fourth row, the first two at the middle row and the first one of the second row to depict the pins in a bowling lane. To complete the picture, gambling players must cover the number at the top right corner of the bingo card. All in all, that's eleven numbers covered.

Talking about a lot of numbers being covered, this pattern should never be forgotten - the hour glass. The hourglass pattern only leaves eight numbers uncovered, so the gambling players must cover sixteen numbers in total, not counting the free space of course. This pattern can be easily memorized. Gambling players just have to form a pyramid pattern at the bottom half of the card, then another pyramid at the top half, only this time, it should be inverted, thus completing the look. The free space serves as the overlapping point of the two pyramids.