Ten Interesting Facts About Bingo

by Administrator 19. August 2014 16:13

Bingo is a fun and relaxing game for people of all age groups, whether they are young or old. Initiated in the 1500’s in Italy, bingo is still played with the same enthusiasm even today, having become a billion dollar industry. Originally, the game was called “beano” which later evolved to the name “bingo”. There are a lot of people who love to settle down for a get together just to have a fun game of bingo. Below given are ten interesting facts about Bingo that every bingo lover needs to know.

  1. The game was originally known as “beano” in the US. It was when a bingo enthusiast, who got so much overwhelmed by his prospective win that he shouted bingo instead of beano, the game was renamed to Bingo.
  2. Bingo is good for brain. It keeps the brain trim and more agile. According to studies by Harvard and Southampton University, people who regularly play bingo are much better at mental activities than non-players. Playing bingo is as good for health as any physical exercise.
  3. This game was originally used by the Germans in order to teach numbers and history to children.
  4. Carl Leffler, a mathematician at Columbia University, went insane after developing 6,000 number combinations for the game.
  5. Bingo addicts who constantly play the game are known to be very superstitious as they have lucky chairs, lucky pens, lucky numbers and even lucky undies.
  6. Also to keep bad luck away, the superstitious bingo players go around the chair three times before sitting on it.
  7. Women with name ‘Margaret’ have been seen to win more in bingo than women with any other names. 
  8. In the year 1934, more than 10,000 bingo games were played per week. Currently, players in US play bingo cards worth 90 million dollars.
  9. Another interesting fact about Bingo is that more than 96% of players have already won the game and a prize in the past. This also means that as a bingo player, you also have very high chances of being a winner.
  10.  Majority of the bingo players do not play the game to win a prize. One of the main reasons why people love to play bingo is because it provides a lot of social benefits.

This popular game has got many followers and one can see bingo halls packed with the game lovers every evening.

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