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HISTORY OF BINGO

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Imagine a group of elite class ladies from the Victorian era, walking down in a grand hall. Or a group of kids in their early teens indulging in a few fun games at a birthday party. Wouldn’t either of these be the first things that come to your mind when you mention “a game of bingo?” However the game that has now become popular in the European countries had its origin way back in 1530 in Italy. Originally called “Beono”, it was more like a Government funded Lottery there and was a part of the Italian tradition.

Quickening its pace Beono gradually moved to France around the early 1700s, it became a part of the French High Class society.

The Germans had however the most unique take on it. Beono was more of a mode of education in the 19th century and children were taught time tables, literature and history with these Beono cards.

The game gradually moved to USA, where, Edwin S Lowe, a sales person, hired Carl Leffer, a mathematician, to produce a set of cards for the game. By 1930, Leffer produced 6000 variations of Bingo cards. There are claims that one of Lowe’s friends was so excited to have won that she yelled out “Bingo” instead of “Beano,” and from then on the game was renamed “BINGO”. By 1955, it began spreading to other parts of the world.

Online bingo is now gradually replacing the typical hall room games. It is a very fast paced game and has gained popularity today because of it’s convenience and user friendly accessibility. All you have to do is select the bingo room and the number of cards you want to play with. It is far more easier and less time consuming than gambling or other casino game, which is why we have 3.4 million online bingo gamers today.

Online bingo sites like New Look Bingo has been entertaining bingo players all around the globe with unparalleled bingo promotions and they also provide for casino, card and slot games, which are equally entertaining and user friendly.