Online Bingo Trivia
Bingo was originally called "Beano" since it was played with Beans in Italy as early as in the 16th century. It is believed that the current version of the game originated from Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia, an Italian lottery game played in the 1530s.
Edwin S. Lowe, a toy salesman, while playing the game "Beano" accidentally yelled Bingo and felt that that would be a better name to help make the game popular. He was the one who brought bingo to the masses with a packaged game called "Lowe's Bingo." It has been recorded that the game saved his newly-founded toy company.
Carl Leffler, a mathematics professor with the University of Columbia came up with 6,000 bingo cards with non-repeating number groups. Reportedly he went insane during his quest. There is a total of 1,474,200 unique bingo cards possible.
Although played as early as the early 16th century, Bingo debuted in the United States in 1930. The game quickly became so popular that by 1934, all across the country, in churches and schools about 10,000 Bingo games were being played every week.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was the first town to host a free bingo games for fundraising.
According to Edwin S. Lowe – The man behind the popularization of current day Bingo, the largest bingo game in the history of the game was played in New York's Teaneck Armory with 60,000 players. A whopping 10,000 were turned away at the door because of limited seating!
Most of the regular Bingo players are female. The number is an astonishing 2.5 million!
A game for generations to play together, almost 30% of the Bingo players are under the age of 35.
Even though it is known as a game of chance, a surprising 96% of the players have won playing Bingo games.
Winning is not the main attraction for free Bingo players. It's the socializing!