Bingo is a game that has all of Italian origin.
Around 1530, in fact, in Italy became famous among the citizens with a game called “The game of Lotto in Italy”, criticized and opposed by the Catholic church at that time was very dominant.
This “Lot” involved the use of tables (or “folders”), each consisting of 9 vertical columns for 3 horizontal columns (for a total of 27 cells) and, on each row in turn, were present 5 numbers between 1 and 90 randomly arranged, thus leaving free 4 boxes.
Each column thus contained the numbers of each decade, according to this scheme:
Column = 1, numbers 1 to 10
2 ° = column numbers from 11 to 20
3 ° = column numbers from 21 to 30
All game directories were different from each other.
Then this game is expanded in the rest of Europe, especially in France, gaining in popularity, giving rise to many lotteries.
In the XX century, the future of the Bingo game took hold in the United States. Here, to mark each number rolled on the various folders of play, the beans were used, so the game was called “Beano”, named after the English word bean (bean).
Players were randomly assigned to folders, and the completion of one of them during the game, the participant had to say “Beano” to win the stakes.
In 1929 Edwin Lowe, a representative of New York, he heard a player say “Bingo!” instead of “Beano”. The same Lowe thought that this game could be a great marketing opportunity, then began to create a large number of random game directories.
Currently the game of Bingo is widespread in the United States and the Anglo-Saxon countries, in Italy but is best known as “bingo” and is considered, rather than a gamble, a game of family background especially Christmas.