Bingo History

Interesting information. The history of bingo

Bingo, originally called 'Beano', was played at county fairs with a caller drawing numbered discs from a cigar box and players marking their cards by placing a 'bean' over the numbers called. If they were to win, they would shout 'beano'. The history of bingo dates back as far as 1530 to an Italian lottery called "Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia". The game then moved into France in the late 1770's but was primarily played by the wealthy. The game then made its mark in Germany amongst children for education purposes. The game of Bingo moved to US in 1929 as 'Beano' The name, ' bingo ' was developed through a mistake. A bingo player at a county fair yelled ' bingo ' instead of 'beano' and thus, BINGO was the new name.

Edwin Lowe took the game of beano and redeveloped it into Bingo. He worked with a man named Carl Leffler to help him to increase the games capabilities. By 1930, there were over 6000 different bingo cards. The game of bingo attracted a catholic priest as a means of fundraising for the church. By 1934, an estimated 10,000 bingo games were played weekly. Today, over $90 million is spent on bingo each week in the US alone.

U.K. Bingo halls in particular now use paper sheets where bingo players can use an ink dauber to mark the called bingo numbers. The bingo calling balls ( numbers) are in a sealed unit where air is blown from the bottom and suction at the top. Once the ball has been sucked up it rotates on a disc and is shown up on a television screen. Some land Bingo Halls now also have a video bingo machine, where the called Bingo numbers are automatically posted on their bingo video machine in front of them.

Thanks to our world of technology, bingo lovers can now play online bingo from the comfort of their home. Playing bingo online has become a very popular pastime throughout the world. There are thousands of online bingo sites ranging from FREE bingo halls to some very large bingo halls offering players bingo bonus (BB's) cash prizes. Winning at online bingo is childs play, and is certainly not as hard as some may think. Most of the work is done by the computer allowing the online bingo player to have time and freedom to chat with other fellow bingo players. Bingo Halls also offer games such as slots, and in some Bingo Halls one can also play poker online.

Nevertheless, we do not want to forget about the casino players and therefore would give everyone the chance to learn more about how to play casino games such as online video poker and online roulette.

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