The Game of Bingo


The Game of Bingo

Bingo was invented in 1929. It is believed that this game was actually developed from another game that was played in Italy as early as 1530. At this time it was more of a lottery game. However, it had developed into something more by the 18th century and it was played in France. This is when playing with cards and yelling out numbers became more popular and a very important part of the game.

This game became modernized in the 1920’s by a man named Hugh J. Ward. He made the game more modern at carnivals in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. He worked to have this game copyrighted in 1933 and he even created a rule book for the game at that time.

This is a game in which numbers are drawn at random and individuals must match these numbers against the numbers that they have on their preprinted cards that are 5×5. The individuals that are playing this game will need to match their numbers in a specific pattern that will be established before the game begins. When the individual does successfully achieve this pattern they will yell “bingo”. The numbers are then checked for accuracy before the individual is deemed to be a winner.

Those individuals that are serious about playing bingo will often play more than one card at a time. In fact, there are a lot of people that will tell you that they will play as many as 30 cards at one time. Because of this, there are a lot of times when you will enter an establishment that has tables set up for the bingo game and you will see that there is tape to help hold the cards down flat and straight on the table. This is a great way to increase the speed in which the players are able to make the numbers on their cards when they are called. They will generally use daubers to do this.

Most people can tell you that this game is often organized by churches and different charity organizations. The stakes of the game as well as the legality of it will often vary from state to state. However, those that play the game regularly can tell you that when a church hosts the game it is generally a weekly event and it will be held at a church hall. In these games there is often a coverall at the end in which the players can win the jackpot.

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