What is Bingo?

Bingo is one of the famous games and which is not categorized among gambling games and it is radically different from anything else in the casino. The game is one of the lottery-type games that was often used to support social events or solicit donations towards a good case.

Today it is as popular as ever, and online casinos bring bingo even closer to the people who never played it before. Bingo is very common nowadays it’s played everywhere, from a local church to an online casino, with little discretion. The name “Bingo” comes from the original game which was played with beans and stones. A winning player would have announced “Bean go!” and this is why modern players would scream “Bingo” every time they have a complete card in their hands. Bingo is played in rounds, which can be pretty long. In real life bingo halls, bingo tournaments can last for 8 hours or even days. Depending on how and where you play, you might find yourself submerged too deep into the ocean of bingo games.

Coming towards the history of Bingo, over the years it has evolved and gained more features and players. The game is now popular with a large variety of people, means there are more people to meet, talk to and get advice from. 1530 Italy, the earliest known bingo-style game called Lo Giucco del Lotto D’Italia, was played every Saturday. In 1778 France the game was known as Le Lotto, and was played by wealthy Frenchmen and woman were not allowed to play with the men. In 1880, Germans put a version of the game to good use by making it as a child’s teaching aid for maths, spelling and history. After 1986 The National Bingo game was launched in UK, and at that time, the bingo hall was at its highest point to date. The first UK online bingo sites launched in 2003 in the UK and after 2005, more than 3 million people regularly play bingo online and offline.

Bingo is often played with a large number of people in halls or other venues. People are either given or purchase cards of 5 X 5 grids that have 25 total numbers on them. Each grid section has a number that is usually paired with letters that run across the top of the grid. A caller pulls out cards or uses bingo balls to call out each number. The players mark their spaces if they have the letter/number combination on their bingo grid card. The goal of bingo is to be the first to get five numbers in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally. When a person gets the five numbers, he or she shouts out “BINGO” and may be rewarded with prizes or money, or simply the satisfaction of winning. Today’s Bingo Clubs offer more chances than ever of winning Bigger Cash Prizes.

By stickystebee