Bingo, although not its original name, originated in Italy in the 16th Century and from Italy, it spread to France and was known as Le Lotto. The game was predominantly played by the French Aristocracy. The Germans also played a version of Bingo in the 1800s, but it was more of a child’s game to help students learn math and spelling. In the USA, it was initially called Beano, and it was a country fair game where players marked their cards with beans, and when they won, they yelled Beano.
How to Play Online Bingo
In Bingo, each player receives a card with rows of numbers, and the aim is to be the first player to cross all your numbers off the card. The type of game you play depends on the numbers on your bingo ticket. These numbers correspond with the numbers that get drawn out by the caller, hence 90 ball, 80 ball and 75 ball Bingo. When playing online, these balls get drawn electronically.
To start playing a Bingo game, players need to buy a ticket, and the fun begins when the first number is marked electronically on your ticket. In many Bingo games, instant cash prizes are awarded for completing one line or for a full house which is when all the numbers on your ticket get marked off, and that’s when you are declared a winner. Online sites have several games starting every few minutes in their different Bingo rooms and take place around the clock all year round.
Bingo has always been a game for the elderly because it is a form of recreation in nursing facilities and nursing homes; however, online Bingo has given it the facelift it needed and cleared misconceptions about the game. Online Bingo is fast becoming a popular social event where players experience the excitement of winning and become part of an online Bingo community.