How Did Bingo Originate

by Administrator 31. October 2017 17:50

How Did Bingo Originate

Bingo is purely a game of chance that has tons of amusement and fun associated with it. Be it paper card or electronic version, the game is loved and played by the young and old alike.

Probing The History

Lottery games were quite prevalent all across Europe in 16th century. After Italy united in 1530, the Italian National Lottery Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia was organized almost every week. It gained quite a buzz in France too and was called Le Lott. Soon, even the Germans started playing a version of the game to help students learn math and spelling with ease.

The game made its way to U.S in 1929 and was fondly called ‘Beano’. The pitchman would select a numbered disc from a box and the players covered the number on their card with beans. They would yell beano if they won.

How Beano Became Bingo -

Once a New York based toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe on his way to Georgia saw people playing beano enthusiastically. He made certain changes in the game and renamed it to ‘Bingo’ after he heard a lady accidentally shout bingo instead of beano.

Church Bingo -

A priest from Pennsylvania wished to raise funds for the church by organizing bingo games and approached Lowe for the same to which he agreed. It was a huge success and the church successfully overcame its financial troubles. To cater to large audiences and make it even more suitable, Lowe then hired Carl Leffler, a maths professor in Columbia University to increase the number of combinations in bingo cards. It is known that Leffler developed 6000 different bingo cards with non-repeating number groups.

Bingo Flourishes!

People absolutely loved the game and it prospered. It was soon played in casinos, nursing homes and even dedicated bingo halls.

Charity Bingo

Today, bingo has proliferated and has potential to grow even more in near future. The new concept that is increasingly being favoured is charity bingo. The games are being organized and the funds so collected are donated to charity. It is a path breaking move that has helped people plunge into fun as well as donate for a cause. What more could we ask for!

Present Structure Of Bingo –

Players can now play bingo using easy to electronic bingo by dabbing the numbers on their screen. It is a recreational game that rejuvenates mind and body. Along with that it helps people socialize. Only a bingo fanatic knows the joy of yelling BINGO.

We, at Texas Charity Bingo offer bingo games at our well- ventilated and comfortable bingo halls in Belton, Bryan, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen and Waco.



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All About The 5-Line Bingo Game

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5-line bingo or Swedish bingo is the latest entrant in the world of bingo and promises unlimited fun. This variation of bingo offers players higher chances of winning and that is the reason why it is gaining popularity all over. It is a high-speed exciting game that offers a change from the regular 90-ball and 75-ball bingo. If you are a beginner, and new to the world of bingo; it is best to start with 5-line bingo as it is full of thrill and excitement. Below is a list of everything you need to know about the 5-line bingo game:

  • Card Layout: As the name suggests, a 5-line bingo game consists of 5X5 grid pattern. Also, there is no free square present in the middle unlike the 75-ball card. The numbers range from 1 to 75 and are placed under each letter of the word ‘BINGO’ that is displayed on the top of the card.
  • How To Play: In the bingo hall, random numbers are called out by the caller till the winning card(s) are identified. Listen carefully to the numbers being called out and mark the ones present on your card. It is important to pay attention to the caller and not talk in between; otherwise you can miss out a number that is on your card.
  • Chances Of Winning: There are total five chances of winning this game of bingo and these are: single line win, double line win, three line win, four line win and full house. With numerous possibilities of winning, the players get so many opportunities to get a prize. If you don’t win the first time, don’t worry there are still four more chances to win a free gift.
  • Game Patterns: You can win a 5-line bingo game by matching a diagonal, vertical or a horizontal line. The game is a played at a fast pace, so you need to be extra careful and listen to each and every number being called out. There is always a certain level of excitement in the bingo hall because the chances of winning are high.
  • Jackpots: Every bingo players aims to win the jackpot as it gives him the ultimate thrill. With the 5-line bingo, winning a jackpot is even more achievable as compared to other formats of the game. Since there are numerous chances of winning, hitting the jackpot can actually become a dream come true.

Always know the rules well before you go to the bingo hall for playing 5-line bingo or any other type of bingo. Also, keep an eye on special promotions as they can fetch you higher rewards as compared to standard bingo games.

To play exciting bingo games in Harker Heights, TX, visit Jackpot Bingo. For gaming schedules, visit

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Avoid These Bingo Blunders

by Administrator 18. August 2017 23:14

Bingo is an exciting game of chance that is loved by people of all age groups. Bingo halls are often swarming with people who want to enjoy recreational time with family and friends while indulging in a good game of bingo. Although bingo rules can slightly differ from one hall to another, the basic premises still remains very simple. However, there are still chances of committing errors while playing a game of bingo. Some of the common bingo blunders that need to be avoided are:

  • Not speaking out aloud: When you get the right combination or the complete square of numbers, it is important to shout out ‘Bingo’. Not doing so can make you lose the game and give someone else the chance to get their hands on the rewards. So, don’t be hesitant and make sure that the play caller listens when you say ‘Bingo’.
  • Not understanding the rules: All the bingo halls have minor alterations in the rules and regulations for playing a game of bingo. Even if you are an experienced player, it is best to know the rules before playing at a new hall. This will ensure that you capitalize well on the rules and use them for your maximum benefit.
  • Not paying enough attention: While playing in a bingo hall, it is imperative that you fully concentrate on the game and do not indulge in any kind of conversations with fellow players. Doing so can take away your focus from the game and reduce your chances of winning. Also, keep alcohol at bay as this can also affect your concentration levels.
  • Playing without a budget: It is essential to manage your budget before you start playing the game of bingo. Mishandling your money is one of the biggest blunders and should be avoided at all costs. Always set aside a budget and stick to it while playing bingo. It is important to stop once you have exhausted your set budget and try your luck on some other day.
  • Playing single card at a time: Another common mistake made by bingo players is that of playing a single card at a time. In fact, it is essential to play as many cards as possible at one time in order to maximize the chances of winning. A player can easily handle 3-5 cards even if he is new to the game. So, avoid playing only one card and go in for multiple cards. This will also make the game more interesting.
  • Focusing on the highest jackpot: It is crucial to know that going in for a higher jackpot will automatically lower your chances of winning. Since more people aim for a higher jackpot, the increase in competition always reduces your odds of winning the game of bingo. Therefore, always try to look for a game with lesser prize money as this will increase your winning percentage. 

Bingo enthusiasts in Belton can visit Wildcard Bingo to enjoy exciting games. Our bingo hall is located at 109 W Ave O, Belton, TX 76513.

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