Bingo is one of the oldest games of chance that exists. Traditionally, to play, you needed a drum full of balls with numbers and a series of cards where the numbers of the drum also appeared.
At the start of the game, the announcer spun the bass drum, pulled out a ball, and loudly announced the number associated with it. For their part, the participants crossed out the numbers that came out on the drum from their cards.
The first player who manages to complete a line on his card (always horizontally) can sing a line and receive the second prize. The game ends when one of the participants manages to make all the numbers that appear on his card come out of the drum . When this happens, the player can call bingo and receive the first prize.
In the case of online bingo, the rules are the same, although the hype has been replaced by a random number generator program and the tickets are no longer made of paper.
The origins of bingo
Although there are multiple theories about when bingo began to be played, some historians place the origins of this game in the time of the barbarians . At that time, it was not a simple game, but rather a method used for collecting taxes.
It is believed that a container was used with different balls that represented the different villages. Knights and soldiers would use these balls to decide from which villages they would receive gold, silver, or other minerals. With the passage of time, this method would cease to be a way to raise money and would become one more form of leisure.
Contrary to this theory, another group of specialists believe that the origins of this game go back to 16th century Italy . At that time a national lottery known as ‘Il Giocco del Lotto d’Italia’ was held in the country. It is believed that this game may have been the predecessor of what we know today as bingo.
At present, the most popular forms of bingo are 90 ball and 75 ball. With the appearance of the first online casinos, the first online bingo rooms also appeared. With them, you no longer need any hype, but since everything is digitized, the drawing of numbers is done through virtual systems.