The History of Bingo

It started in 1530, with an Italian lottery called "Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia," which is still played every Saturday in Italy. The game soon moved to France as "Le Lotto", where it was a game of elites and noblemen. The Germans discovered the game in the 1800s, using it to educate children in math, spelling and history.

It was always a simple game, not requiring great tactical prowess to play. But it wasn't until the game reached North America in 1929, however, that it would become the iconic game it is today. For more iconic gameplay check out Bonusy Bez Depozytu.

In this variation - first played at a carnival near Atlanta, Georgia - a dealer would select numbered discs from a cigar box and players would mark their cards with beans. They yelled "beano" if they won.

One day, observing a game, New York toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe overheard someone accidentally yell "bingo" instead of "beano," setting him off with a wild idea. He hired a Columbia University math professor, Carl Leffler, to help him increase the number of combinations in gaming cards. By 1930, Leffler had invented over 6,000 different card combinations. Bingo was born.

Soon, a Catholic priest from Pennsylvania approached Lowe about using bingo to raise church funds. What followed was a cultural phenomenon. Using this new network of church-going players, Bingo's popularity skyrocketed. By 1934, an estimated 10,000 bingo games were played weekly, and today more than $90 million dollars are spent on bingo each week in North America alone.

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