Lucky Numbers

Numbers are an essential part of all gambling, from any form of lotto, keno or bingo to roulette and blackjack. While playing these games we tend to use our lucky numbers to get a big win. So, what are your lucky numbers?

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In one way or another all casino games and gambling in general involve math and therefore feature numbers in one way or another. There are more and more lucky number games being added to the best betting sites. Therefore, we have reviewed the best games in detail in the BetandWin.co.za lucky numbers category.

Come to think of it, we all probably have a lucky number or a few lucky numbers. Whether these are based on our birth date or special events such as an anniversary or wedding date. But , it is not just us personally using lucky numbers, they also for the basis of many of our favourite games.

The most common lucky number games

The lottery: most lotto draws involve a random drawing of a specific amount of numbers to win. The more numbers you match the higher the potential win. Most players tend to play with their own set of lucky numbers and some players make use of a lucky dip. These numbers are randomly picked by a computer. Many lotto players around the world prefer to play their personal numbers but sometimes the element of randomness can pay off by taking away the individual bias. In South Africa we call this quick pick when buying our lotto tickets. Read how the recent PowerBall draw on the 01st December 2020 resulted in 6 consecutive numbers making 20 lucky players multi-millionaires.

Keno is usually played by drawing 20 numbers randomly from a range of 1 -80. While in most lotto games you have to match a certain amount of numbers (e.g. 6 out of 45 in Russia’s GoSloto 6/45) in Keno you can decide how many numbers you think you can predict correctly and bet on these. Usually you pick 12 or 15 numbers (spots). More information about Keno and how to play is available in our detailed Keno article.

Bingo is one of the most popular games around the world. Through the development of online bingo this game has seen a rise in popularity. There are different variants of bingo available. In 90 ball bingo you have to match five numbers in a row. The rows can either be horizontally, vertically or diagonally. In 75 ball bingo you need to match a certain pattern. Every one of us has shouted “Bingo!” before.

Blackjack: the lucky number in blackjack is twenty-one (21). Come as close as possible and bet the banker for a big win. Find out more about blackjack and how to play it in our blackjack beginners strategy guide.

Roulette: betting on numbers is a common pattern while playing roulette and often we tend to bet on our lucky numbers.

What are lucky numbers?

Lucky numbers are used in various contexts. Many people have a lucky number or number combination that they believe brings them luck. Number 7 is considered a lucky number while 13 is usually seen as an unlucky one. Chinese like the numbers 6, 8 and 9. In numerology a person’s birth date and name determines the person’s individual lucky numbers which in return attracts certain things. At the end it all depends on your opinion and approach. It is therefore not unusual to have the birthday bias reflected when picking your lotto lucky numbers. For some of us playing with our lucky numbers gives us the feeling of being more in control. And when they pay off, we feel twice as lucky.

The Stars and Lucky Numbers

Many of us also like to know what the stars have in store for us for the week. But did you know that your stars sign also have numbers associated with it.

As we mentioned, many of us have a lucky number of some sorts, whether it is your birth date or a special date you cherish. There are also those of us who let our horoscope determine our lucky numbers. These numbers change each week depending on the stars and their alignment. Allowing the stars to determine your fate is not something new for us, and who knows, it might just be lucky for you.

If you are interested in getting your Lucky Stars for free, why not head over to Hollywood Bets’ blog. They provide you with what your star sign and horoscope have in store for you as well as your 6 lucky numbers for the week.