Bingo


Bingo

This section is dedicated to Bingo. It features the different versions - such as the American or the European version - of this famous game that is so popular in Anglo-Saxon countries.

During the 16th century, Bingo came into existence in Italy under the name of Beano. At that time, Bingo was mainly played in villages, in particular in the marketplace. Two hundred years later, the game arrived in France, where it achieved a remarkable success among the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie.

The first game that has been played on American soil probably dates back to 1929. It took place in Atlanta. The game rapidly became popular throughout the city, prompting a certain Edwin S. Lowe, a toy salesman from Brooklyn, to export it to New York. Moreover, Mr Lowe decided to improve the game and for this purpose he asked the help of a mathematician called Carl Leffler. The two men renamed the game and called it Bingo, after they had heard a player mistakenly yelling that word instead of Beano.

The two most famous versions of Bingo involve the use of 75 or 90 balls. In order to win the money, you need a cardboard gathering the numbers that have been drawn.