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.