PostHeaderIcon Bingo in America

By 1929 game “beano” became popular during the American carnivals. Then the game was played with dried beans, rubber chips with numbers and hard paper cards. The winners instead of “Bingo” shouted “Beano”. Apparently, the game first appeared in Georgia but it quickly spread across America. In 1930 Edwin Lowe was the first to introduce licensed bingo cards making it easies to play. The license for using the trade mark “Bingo” cost $ 1 per year and it was a good marketing move. Therefore, the name of Lowe quickly became widely known in the gaming market. By the 1940 Bingo has spread throughout the United States and Canada. Every week thousands of Bingo games were played in churches and public places.


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