The history of bingo starts in Italy around 1530. The game originated under the Italian national lottery and became well known among the Italians. The trade quickly ensured a spread of the gambling game and soon the whole of Europe had become acquainted with the game of chance.

The French were very enthusiastic and founded their own lotto at the end of the eighteenth century with bingo as their main activity. Germany followed in the middle of the nineteenth century. At the beginning of the twentieth century bingo became known among the general public in Germany. For the first time, a random number was chosen and read by a announcer, making the game much more social. The rules of bingo sometimes vary, but here are some general rules that every player needs to know. A bingo card has twenty-four numbers and a free space that are all arranged in a grid.

There are five horizontal lines and five vertical columns. Above these five columns of numbers is the word “bingo” spelled, with one letter above each column. Random numbers are drawn from one to seventy-five. The numbers under the B are from 1-15, below the I from 16-30. Below the N of 31-45 (plus a free space). Below the G of 46-60 and below the O of 61-75. The free space is covered before the game starts and is a freebie to help the player on his way. The numbers are displayed or called as B12, I27, N38 and so on.

The course of the bingo game

After each number is mentioned, the player looks at his or her card and strikes the number if it is on the card. This continues until a player has completed the required pattern required for the victory. These patterns can vary from game to game. The most common pattern is to completely cover one line or to completely cover a column. There are all kinds of different patterns played in bingo. Make sure you become familiar with the pattern needed for a victory before you start the game.

Winning at Bingo

When the player has covered a required pattern, the winnings are within. In a real bingo hall, in such a case: “BINGO!” Should be shouted.

In this way, a player makes it clear that it provides a certain pattern. When bingo is played online, the player must press the “BINGO” button that appears somewhere in the window. Some sites automatically call bingo for the player, so the player does not have to press a button. In every bingo game, the player who has completed the first pattern will win. Of course, it is verified first whether all numbers have actually been named. When playing online, the card is usually already checked immediately. In a bingo hall the card is checked by the bingo master. The player (s) that win will divide the jackpot or win the full jackpot. Bingo is a very simple game to play but has a lot of variations. Always make sure you know all the rules that belong to the game you play.