Bingo can be called as one of the simplest number based games. It is a game that is purely a game of chance as there is no definite way of predicting the numbers that might be drawn and called out. However, the game is very popular among youngsters and seniors alike for the entertainment that it provides and the opportunity to enjoy some precious time with friends and family. You can go on playing a game of bingo tirelessly at the nearest bingo hall and who knows even win some great prizes.
The History of Bingo
The game of bingo dates back to the 1500’s and seems to have originated in Italy. Earlier it was more of a lottery type game, but later its concept changed a bit. As the game became popular in other countries, it kept changing as per the region where it was played. It was perhaps in the 18th century when it got its present status. It is now played as a game where you strike out numbers and letters and call out “Bingo” when a particular combination is complete.
Nowadays, with technologies advancement, bingo is no more a game that need a physical venue to be played, you can enjoy online bingo in the comfort of your home or even play mobile bingo on the move thanks to always more sophisticated and secure mobile devices and rousing and easy to use applications.
The game involves cards or books that have numbers and letters printed on them. The purpose of the game is to strike out the numbers or letters as they are being called out. When there is a winning combination, you have to call out “Bingo”. The numbers are drawn out by the caller randomly or through the use of some electronic system. Different versions of the game have been evolved since the inception of the game. However, despite the variety of games, the main purpose remains the same; to get a winning combination. There may be different types of cards or books in different versions of the game.
As mentioned, a person that has the winning combination on his or her card/book/ticket calls out “Bingo” and wins the game. The winning combination can be five spaces in a row with the appropriate calls. These lines can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal across the board. When the appropriate five spaces have been filled, or the numbers given in these lines have been drawn and stricken out, the person can call out “Bingo”. The caller then checks out whether the called prize is claimed correctly or not. If it is correct, the game may be over for others. However, if the prize has been incorrectly claimed due to a wrong call, the other players still have a chance of winning.
Bingo is a game of chance. There are no set strategies that spell out a definite way of winning. However, there are some serious bingo players that adopt various strategies to get the winning combination. They even try playing with more cards. Whatever the strategy, bingo is a great game that lets you spend a good time with friends and family.
As far as winning at bingo is concerned, you need to have the right card at the right time. Also it must be your lucky day to get a winning bingo card.