50 Fun Facts About Bingo – Best Bingo UK


Who invented bingo?

The game’s history can be traced back to Italy in the 1530s. Bingo combinations were invented in the early 20th century after toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe developed and marketed the first box edition.

What was the original name of bingo?

Bingo was known by many names in the past, mostly Lotto and Tombola. When it arrived in the US, it was called beano because players used beans to cover the numbered spaces.  

How do you win at bingo?

The standard rules in the UK require you to get all 15 bingo numbers in three rows of your ticket. This is called a full house. Most Bingo places dish out smaller rewards for players who complete one or two rows or provide an extra incentive for players who get a bingo before a certain number of balls have been drawn.

How does bingo work?

Whether you’re playing 75-ball or 90-ball bingo, it all boils down to one party calling out numbers, either by drawing balls or via a computer, and players marking their tickets. The act of drawing numbers is also called bingo calls. The goal is to mark all of the numbers on a single ticket.

What do you shout at bingo?

If you’re playing in a UK club, you can call house, or if the place is on the quieter side, just raise your hand with the winning ticket. Of course, the best thing to do is shout “bingo!” at the top of your lungs.