History of Bingo

Few games have had such a famous and interesting past as the history of Bingo has done.
From its early days as a fairground attraction, Bingo has held a strong appeal for people who play the game. Even back then, the game had the same fun and entertainment mixed with a chance to win, which has ensured that it remains a popular game hundreds of years later.
In this section, you will be able to find information on the history of both the original lotto game that formed the basis of Bingo, as well as the birth of Bingo online and other fascinating history involved in the game.

What is Bingo?

Bingo is a game of chance, which makes it a game that is neither easy nor difficult to win, as it all depends on the luck of getting the winning number combination, much like a lottery.
What makes Bingo different from other similar games of chance is of course its social aspects and high levels of excitement and suspense while players wait to see who has the winning combination.

The Bingo Game

There are some very interesting statistics regarding the Bingo game and the type of people who play the game.
For instance, you may not have known the following facts about Bingo:

  • The average game of bingo takes between four and four and a half minutes.
  • The average speed of a bingo caller is 23 numbers per minute.
  • For one player to achieve a full-house, an estimated group of ten players would need about 77 numbers to be called out. One hundred players would need 67, one thousand
  • The average time needed to check a winning claim is 30 seconds.

Take a look through our History of Internet Bingo page to find out more about how Bingo progressed from a game played in church halls to the online game played by millions all over the world.