PostHeaderIcon Bingo in Italy

Most historians of gambling games agree that Bingo was first introduced in Italy. The game was first mentioned in late Renaissance sources, dating from around 1530. It is an interesting fact that Bingo was based on a game called Lotto which is the Italian for lot i.e. fate. For the first time bingo was used when one of the Italian cities because of the corruption during the elections needed an entirely new way to elect the governor. Therefore, it was decided to pull random numbers and the man who got one of the winning numbers was to become a governor. In other words, he was really elected by fate.


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