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Facts about Bingo

The origin of bingo is Italy. It has been one of the Italian national lotteries since 1530. This game was then popularised by a salesman known as Edwin S Lowe in December 1929. He learned about it when he came across it being played in Germany. It is one of the amazing and past time and exciting activities. You can play this game using sets of 75, 85 and 90 minutes. The standard set for Bingo national game is 90 numbers.

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Many clubs have been linking together to play online bingo every day, twice a day except Christmas. For instance, it has played by over three million people in the UK majority of them being female. It has annual turn stake money of about 1.1 billion sterling pounds. The average age of its players is about 47 years. The average amount of money spent by each player every night is about 20 sterling pounds, not counting winnings.

Why Do People play Bingo?

The following are the main reasons why many people enjoy playing this game:

  • To win big money- it has helped many people in becoming millionaires.
  • To socialize
  • For fun

Playing bingo can also boost your brain. It is helpful in keeping your brain trim. Research has proven that playing games are good for your health. In fact, it is good just like the other forms of physical exercises.

Celebrity, TV, and Bingo


Many celebrities including Vinnie Jones, Mel B, Kerry Katona, Vic Reeves, Jim Bowen have endorsed online bingo games. In addition to this, there are some ITV shows which have attracted sponsorship deals. These include Tombola (Emmerdale), Think Bingo, Nikki Grahame, Gavin Henson, Christopher Biggins and Sharon Osbourne. Bingo variations have also been inspired by ITV shows such as Take Me Out, X Factor, Coronation Street, and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Other Fascinating Facts about Bingo

  • Origin Of keno-Do you know the popular game known as Keno? That game originated from bingo.
    Winning combinations- Players can win over one million winning combinations using the standard Bingo tickets.
  • Motivation to play- Its award-winning jackpot motivates many players who enjoy this game. In fact, its jackpot price is ranked fifth on the list.
  • Bingo Jobs- Bingo has become one of the fastest growing industries today. Online bingo sites are readily available, and you can play your favourite game using a mobile device. It is an industry which has employed close to 20,000 people.
  • Bongo is helpful for relieving stress- This game is known for boosting the players’ cognitive abilities and relieving stress. Its players are known for being more mentally agile as compared to the non-bingo players.