If you’re looking for facts and history about bingo games, the first place to start is with the history of the game. Long before the version of online bingo that you’re probably using today, bingo games were played in bingo halls. The game evolved from the Lo Giue Le Lai in Italy, which was the Italian answer to the game of beano. Beano was a game in which players covered numbers on their cards with beans, hence the name beano. A variation of the game called ragotto was played in Italy, which also involved the picking out of numbers.
After the Italian game became known, a game known as the West country Housie was played in Australia. A Australian variation of the game was based on the game called Habit. Players marked off the numbers on their cards as they were drawn and the game was based on luck and recollection.
A fluent German tailor, Luther reviewer, Charles Wells, was responsible for the development and spread of the game of Bingo into Australia as it was known then. Wells is credited with bringing bingo to Australia and is largely credited with originating the game that is now known all throughout the world.
In the early 20th century, different versions of Bingo were played in Italy, France and Germany. By the 30th century, the game had evolved into the game that is known today. The Italian game called Tombola was played with a 9×3 card with the numbers 1 to 90 on them. A player would mark a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line and if the number crossed out, he had the number. The game was spotted by an American toy salesman, Edwin Lowe, who recognised the game as being similar to the game beano was played and claimed it to be his breakthrough in bingo games.
Lowe’s version was played in inner cities and consisted of one player versus one banker. The player had to shout ‘bingo’ and the computer would call out the number. The banker would then record the number on a ticket and would continue to call out ‘bingo’ if the player had the card. Once all numbers on a card were crossed out, the player would shout ‘bingo’ and the computer would announce the number.
In the UK, the version that is played today is the seventy-five number or British version. This version is played in the UK and around the world and is based on ninety numbers. The ticket holder is actually allowed to buy up to 45 ‘lines’ of numbers. Each ‘line’ is registered under a different number; for example a line of 38 numbers would be registered under 38. The winner is the first caller of a line and the game is ongoing till the first person Madrid calls ‘bingo’ on that particular number.
The bola88 of bingo evolved and became very popular inside the UK and soon it spread across the globe. Today, the game is played in most of the countries and in some of them the numbers are automatically dabbed on cards that are held by players. The game of bingo is very simple and the main goal of the players is to complete the patterns that are being formed by the caller. Usually a pattern is a straight line or a triquet. These limits the number of entire numbers that can be selected by the player. Besides this, the player is also allowed to cover the total area using the numbers. This means that the player has the liberty to select the numbers that he wants to use in the bingo.
If the player is lucky enough to succeed in selecting the entire numbers and the game failure, then the player is entitled to get the full price of the game, otherwise the numbers are printed on the card. The game of bingo is moving daypmay as more and more people club the game.