Bingo is a great and very popular game of chance nowadays and its rules are very simple which makes the game a real fun. Its history takes us back to Italy during the 16th century when the Italian lottery was held every Saturday. A hundred years later, the game was taken to France where it was called “Le Lotto” and this ancestor of the bingo game was played by the rich Frenchmen who loved the game. It was during the early 20th century when the game was brought to North America by the name “Beano” and that was the beginning of the great popularity of the bingo game.
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The bingo rules are quite simple and that is what many people like about the game. However, the rules may slightly vary in one hall or another, or in case you play online. Therefore you need to look at the rules section wherever you consider to start playing. A game of bingo starts with buying at least one card which has got 24 numbers printed on it which can be from 1 to 90 (from 1 to 75 in a game of American bingo) and that is enough to participate in the game. Once the game starts, you cannot buy anymore cards and all you need to do is to listen to the operator who says random numbers loud so that you can mark the ones you’ve got on your card. This continues until someone completes a bingo pattern (a line of 5 numbers) and says BINGO which ends the game.
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Basically, there are no strategies for playing bingo because it is a pure game of chance, however, there are useful bingo tips which can be used in order to make the game easier and more fun. Our tips can be useful to anyone who wants to play bingo no matter if he is a beginner or advanced player.