With the winter approaching, it is evident that there is a need for a game to play for fun. One such game is bingo, the game of luck and chances. This article will focus on the discussion of this game.
When a game is termed a game of chance, it means that the game has no specific winning trick. That is, it can not be cheated and all players have to try their luck. Winning is determined mainly by the ticket purchased or obtained.
Bingo has gathered players over the years as bingo websites and casinos are opened every day. Although most of these casinos offer varieties, some do not. Bingo is a way to enjoy your vacation, trip, and holidays with your loved ones. However, there are requirements and platforms for playing this game, all these will be discussed in this article.
How it all began
Bingo started as a game known as ‘Il Gioco del Lotto d’Italia’ in Italy in the 1530s. Since then it has moved across other countries to Germans and Frenchmen. In the early 1900s, it was observed by a North American known as Edwin Lowe.
The game was renamed to Bingo from Beano after one of Lowe’s friends called out Bingo instead of Beano. The game since then had moved across nations and continents receiving modifications and getting better.
Although it is mainly found amongst the older population because it was very popular in the late 1900s. Nevertheless, the availability of the game online and offline has been a blessing to this game of luck.
Online and Live Bingo
These are the two ways of playing Bingo, the game of luck and chances. The online platform was introduced to fill the spaces live bingo could not handle.
Previously, Bingo was getting washed away with the previous generation. However, the introduction of the online platform has changed this view. The game is now available to the newer generation and is used even in schools to teach students.
The live Bingo is played only in casinos and bingo halls. It requires that players buy tickets in locations where they play. It is preferred for its increased interaction and social activity. There are staffs and workers in these halls that ensure that the game is properly coordinated.
The online game requires internet connectivity, internet supported devices, and an identity. Online platforms allow players to play from anywhere in the world and at any time. It is easier to play online as a beginner than in live halls.
This is about the types of bingo that players can pick or choose to play. The most common types include:
Bingo 90-ball: the 90-ball is known as the traditional UK type and has been played for years in the country. This is one of the most common bingo game that player is likely to find. It includes 90 balls that are picked randomly. The numbers are called while every player marks their ticket.
Bingo 75-ball: this is the US type of this game and involves ticking bingo cards to win. The winner is the first to declare having a vertical, diagonal, or horizontal row successfully.
Speed Bingo: another type of this game is the 30-ball that is played very quickly hence the name as speed bingo. This game is played in a space of a few minutes and is suitable for early morning players.
Bingo is a game that has an equal chance of winning per ticket. The balls are shuffled randomly and betting, in this case, makes it gambling. However, it is required that players play responsibly and do not get addicted when playing.