More and more people are getting hooked on playing bingo games, either from bingo halls or online bingo sites.
Everyone is going nuts about it, and today let me share with you some amazing facts about bingo.
About The Bingo Cards
Who invented the bingo cards? Edwin S. Lowe, a New York toys salesman, hired and worked along with Carl Leffler, a mathematics professor from the University of Columbian, to invent at least 6000 combinations of bingo cards.
Bingo cards were first used by the Germans in the 1800s as an educational tool designed to help students to learn multiplication tables easily.
There were claims that Carl Leffler has gone insane after creating at least 6000 combinations of bingo cards with non-repeating number groups.
Bingo cards in the UK are also called “Housie.”
Bingo cards used in the US differ from those used in the UK.
Statistics show that Americans spend over $90 million on bingo cards alone per week.
According to one calculation, there are actually 552,446,474,061,128,648,601,600,000 possible number arrangements in one bingo card.
US bingo cards have 5×5 squares, while UK bingo cards have 3 rows and 9 columns.
Number combinations in US bingo cards are only between 1 and 75, while bingo cards used in the UK have number combinations ranging from 1 to 90.
When you say DIY bingo cards, these are customizable cards where you can make your own number combinations or put your own images.
The Bingo Game
The first bingo game was believed to happen in Italy as early as 1530, called “Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia,” which is still being played today.
Christine Bradfield, a grandmother from Bargoed in Caerphilly county, is believed to be the largest bingo prize winner for winning more than £ 1.1M at The Castle Club in Merthyr Tydfil.
The largest recorded winning in an online bingo is a whooping £430,900!
In a standard bingo card, a player can come up with 1,474,200 different winning combinations.
The bingo game was originally called “beano” but was later changed to “bingo” when an excited woman accidentally yelled the word after winning the jackpot.
According to resources, 96% of regular bingo players have won the jackpot prize at least once.
Statistics show that about 80% of bingo players are women, while the remaining 20% constitutes the men population.
Winning the jackpot ranks fifth in the reasons why players join bingo games. It turned out that the top priority of bingo players is to find enjoyment.
The bingo game has shown significant effects in improving a person’s cognitive abilities and has efficiently alleviated stress.
Bingo game is played by people of all ages. However, a wide spectrum of bingo players belongs to ages 35 and below.
The Bingo game was first called “beano” because bingo players used beans to mark the raffled numbers on their cards.
The Online Bingo Game
The earliest known online bingo game was called “Bingo Zone,” which was launched in 1996. It was followed by “Bingo Blitz” in 1998.
Online bingo is a very popular leisure activity in the UK, gathering more than 3 Million players each day. Online bingo sites have contributed a lot to increase the economy’s earnings for the past years.
Online bingo game in the US has shown tremendous development and is now the most popular past-time activity among Americans.
Unlike in bingo halls, where regular bingo balls are used to play the game, online bingo sites utilize a random number generator.
One notable feature of online bingo is the chat functionality which gives the opportunity to players to interact and socialize with one another via the Internet.
Online Bingo has accumulated a total of $640 Million in 2010, and about 50% of this earnings came from the UK alone.
Most online bingo players are between the ages of 35 – 40.
About 48% of online bingo players admit that they play online bingo at least once a day, making it a part of their daily regime.
Because of the chat feature available on online bingo sites, about 47% of the players were able to form a new circle of friends.
83% of online bingo players are women, and the remaining 17% are men.
Playing bingo on bingo halls or from online bingo sites is really a fun and good way to relax for many people.
Plus the fact that you get to receive a lot of bonus offers from different bingo sites and win a jackpot without overspending on bingo games, unlike poker or any online game.
Don’t have the time and luxury to go out and play in bingo halls? Try it online and enjoy playing!