begins its known history in sixteenths century, with the
reunification of Italy. One of the major reforms in
Italy was initiation of the national state lottery, Lo
Giuco del Lotto d'Italia. Ever since then, this lottery
is operated by the state and brings major revenues to
the country's treasury.
The national lottery was very similar to the bingo game
we know today. As it happens with gambling games, it
quickly sprung out to other European countries, winning
hearts of people who'd otherwise not touch gambling.
Bingo was never associated with "sin" and "filth" of the
gambling like the other games were in minds of deeply
religious people of that age.
The Italian lotto that was about to become known and
famous as "Bingo" travelled into France. In 1778 the
French media was maintaining that the lotto game has
touched the hearts of French intelligentsia. Albeit a
little different from the game today, French lotto was
very similar in rules and logic of the game. There were
tokens or chips instead of numbered balls; and no
computing technology existed to print random lottery
cards so they were crafted with other creative
approarches. There was no patterns in the French bingo
by then; a player would win the game when covering a
Lotto gained further popularity later on when someone
came up with an idea to use it as an educational tool
for children. Mathematical, historical, language,
natural sciences and other educational lottos came and
can still be seen today in any toy store. The numeric
nature of lotto was quite instrumental in education of
little children for a while.
In 1929 the game was eventually brought to America from
Germany. Called "Beano" (it was played with beans back
then). In Beano, players would win by not only filling a
horizontal line; vertical and diagonal patterns were
introduced, making the foundation for today's bingo.
Played in Georgia, it was picked up by an american
businessman Edwin Lowe, who infected his friends in New
York with the Beano addiction, soon to acquire the name
"Bingo" (as in "Bean-go") and spreading like wildfire.
Known as Lowe's Bingo, the first bingo was an immediate
business success for Lowe.
Bingo is a game of chance where randomly-selected
numbers are drawn and players match those numbers to
those appearing on 5x5 matrices which are printed or
electronically represented and are known as cards. The
first person to have a card where the drawn numbers form
a specified pattern is the winner and calls out Bingo!
to alert others to the win. Bingo is a game used for
legalized gambling in some countries.
A recent study has proved that playing online bingo is
actually good for you, here is a report outlining the
findings. In Bingo, each player will get a sheet, which
has six cards with a total of 90 numbers. On each one of
these cards, you will find 27 spaces grouped in 9
columns x 3 rows format. Each number is unduplicated;
hence, it will not be repeated anywhere else in the
Bingo is a beautiful game of luck, which involves
patience, rapid coordination between hearing and
searching out the numbers and lots of fun. As all
gambling it is totally addictive and you should be
careful of its grip on you.
The Main thing to remember is to make sure you are
playing on a trusted online bingo site, so read the
reviews, get advice from other players and you will have
a great time playing online bingo