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A guide to playing Bingo

Bingo is a wonderful game that many people of all ages play. Children play bingo to help them learn about numbers, names, letters, shapes, and colors and improve their thought-processing speed.

Adults play bingo for fun, intending to win prizes, and as a gambling activity where they can win cash.

Bet365 bingo is among the popular online iGaming variants available to adult players. The game is so popular that even older people play it in retirement homes as a weekly or monthly extramural activity.

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How Does Bingo Work?

To win bingo, you must cover the allotted digits on your card before anybody else. Sometimes the game continues to find the first three winners, and sometimes it ends after one person wins.

There are several variants of the game. While they all follow the same basic rules, the number of rows, columns, lettered, and numbered balls change between variants. For the sake of this article, we’ll explain the game 75 number version players with Bingo balls.

Bingo cards with a grid of five rows and five columns are used to play traditional 75-ball bingo.

The columns are labeled “B, I, N, G, O” along the top of the grid. Except for the center “N” column, at the junction of the third row and third column. It’s a free space.

Each bingo card includes five random numbers in each row. Individually numbered bingo balls from one to 75 are mixed together and chosen randomly, one ball at a time.

The participants each mark the relevant numbers on their bingo cards after the number for each ball is announced.

The first participant marks enough numbers to spell out the word “bingo,” either from left to right or diagonally wins the game.

Where it all Began

According to legend, bingo initially appeared in Italy in the early 1500s, when the country’s traditional lottery game “Il Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia” was invented. In the late 1700s, it relocated to France, where “Le Lotto” became its name.

Traditionally enjoyed by affluent Frenchmen and the nobility, “Le Lotto” changed as it traveled across Europe.

The game’s name changed to “Beano” when it was brought to North America in the 1920s. Players used to yell “Beano” when they discovered all the numbers in a row.

After that, an American toy maker, Edwin Lowe, saw the game played at a Georgia carnival while traveling.

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When Edwin Lowe returned to his home, he created his version of the game because he couldn’t get rid of the impression that it was well-liked.

According to legend, one of Lowe’s friends yelled “Bingo” rather than “Beano” when he realized he had won the game.

The name endured, and Lowe named his version of the game “Bingo” after that.

After a few years, the game gained popularity, and by the 1940s, bingo was played all over the country.

The rest is history as it spread worldwide to become the popular game many people recognize today.


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