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Why Do Kids Love Bingo

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The versatility of bingo makes it a perfect option for kids. A near limitless combination of special tweaks can make the game suitable to whatever situation you have in mind, so there’s almost always an excuse to break out the bingo cards. In schools, for example, bingo can be used as a fun test of knowledge that inspires students to go above and beyond with their studies in order to lay claim to some awesome prizes and excitement. In these cases, bingo cards don’t need to be limited to simple numbers. Let your imagination run wild, and make cards with pictures, formulas or puzzles in order to reinforce the lesson you’re trying to teach. In this way, bingo isn’t just an incredibly fun way to pass the time, it’s also a way to help students learn, and in that way, kids and parents alike will be singing the praises of [...]

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Colorado Organization Saving the Environment with Cow Pattie Bingo

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Yeehaw, cowpokes! It’s once again time for the Eagle Valley Land Trust’s annual fund raising extravaganza, and, as always, it’s got the one special ingredient that no money-making endeavor should ever be without: cow poop. While it may seem like a joke, the EVLT, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving land in Colorado, takes its preservation efforts seriously. The annual event, which is lovingly referred to as Cow Pattie Bingo, serves as a major source of income for the organization’s ongoing conservation work. Cow Pattie Bingo is a unique twist on a classic game, and it’s the main event of an entire festival meant to bring conservation-minded people together. Sure, you’ll find all of the festival favorites – including booths with foods and drinks, music, bull riding, lasso roping and a collection of games – but this particular celebration is unique because of the inclusion of Ol’ Bessie. [...]

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Bingo Through the Centuries – 123 Bingo Online

Bingo Through the Centuries – 123 Bingo Online

Bingo Through the Centuries Bingo, the game many know from childhood or from Bingo halls, has a long (and sometimes confusing) history. What everyone agrees on is that it evolved from the state-run lottery of Italy, Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia in the 16th century. This lottery style game soon caught on all over Europe and by the late 18th century is was a favorite of the French intellectual set. The classic game had a playing card with the horizontal and nine vertical rows. Squares were numbered from 1-90, with four blank spaces. The caller would take tokens from a cloth bag and call the numbers. The first player to cover a horizontal row won. The English were the next to adopt the Bingo craze. The story has it that John Stephens, an English archeologist, was traveling in Mexico when he came across a game called La Lotteria. His written [...]

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Playing Bingo at Casinos

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Community bingo halls get a lot of credit for providing the means for players to enjoy the classic game, but it’s worth noting that many casinos offer their fair share of bingo action. The timeless number-based game is an established favorite of gamblers around the world, and, for that reason, it’s no surprise that major casinos like the Sahara and Harrah’s once had packed rooms dedicated to bingo. These days, casino bingo typically provide a slightly higher stakes alternative to bingo-only destinations. So, are you ready to get in on the excitement? Let’s take a quick look at a few things to keep in mind before beginning your first game. The Bankroll Benefits Sometimes, soaking in the casino experience can be an expensive way to spend your time. Occasionally, the rapid pace and high stakes of games like blackjack and craps can put your bankroll into a tight spot faster [...]

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Cosplay Bingo Combines all the Fun of Bingo with your Favorite Comic Book Characters

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Time to dust off your favorite spandex suit and strap on your utility belt, because the annual collection of cosplay conventions has arrived yet again. Looking for a way to take the fun to the next level? You’re going to want to print out a specialized cosplay bingo card to bring on the trip. The Tampa Bay Times has been gracious enough to create a collection of cards that will take your costumed crusade to a brand new plateau of competitive fun. Just grab a few of your friends and take your pick from the designs. With a little luck, you’ll be the first to spot all of the pop culture reference needed to claim the win. If you’re still a little fuzzy on what these cosplay conventions are, you’re not alone! This relatively recent phenomenon involves hordes of excited comic book fans dressing as some of their favorite characters [...]

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Countries in which Bingo is Most Popular

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Bingo fever is spreading fast, and there’s no need for any fancy cure. When it was regulated to simple gambling halls in far-flung destinations, the game was already immensely popular. However, with the rise of online gambling and the associated convenience that comes with it, there’s little doubt that bingo is bigger than ever. Much like the internet, the popularity of online bingo isn’t isolated to a single region or country. Instead, hotbeds of bingo fever are springing up around the globe. So, where are the biggest concentrations of bingo fanatics located? Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few of the countries in which this classic game has become a phenomenon. United Kingdom When it comes to online bingo, the UK is at the top of every list. Whether you study popularity based on number of players, number of sites or annual growth, you’ll have difficulty finding [...]

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