BINGO is such a fun game to play for prizes...I have won cash, lawn furniture, plants, gift certificates and jewelry too....I like to play 20 hard cards and 2-18 paper sheets with red daubers....Yes you might call me a HARD CORE Bingo player....no talking to me while the numbers are being called...I keep my head down and I play with chips in both hands....must concentrate...but I WIN..
I play online bingo games now as it is more convenient than driving to the American Legion hall. I used to have to drive a lot to find churches and halls that feature bingo nights. Now I can play anytime day or night from my computer. Much more fun and I don't need the chips or daubers.
Bingo began in Italy and can be traced back to a lottery game called "Il Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia" played in c.1530.
I began playing Bingo in kindergarten as it was a great teaching aid for numbers and letters.
By the eighteenth century, the game had matured, and in France, playing cards, tokens, the reading out of numbers had been added to the game. In the nineteenth century, Bingo was widely used in Germany for educational purposes to teach children spelling, animal names, and multiplication tables.
Le Lotto was then subsequently created by the French in 1778. This unique lotto variation featured 27 squares in a unique layout of three rows and nine columns. The numbers within the boxes ranged from 1 through 90. Only five squares within each row contained numbers which subsequently led to the design of modern day bingo...Now having it online makes it even more fun!