What a Bingo Winner feels

The Bingo Winner - lukkkyme_grand

The Bingo Winner – lukkkyme_grand

Let’s talk about a bingo winner:


Thank you so much Cyber, if ever i am asked to recommend a site – this would be the one...

I still can’t believe i won that money, I was sitting with a nice glass of wine and a very loving partner and we was so happy we were laughing and kissing. It has been a really hard winter with business very slow, this money will go a very long way to setting us up for the forthcoming season in our business, and its a wonderful feeling to know that the security is now there. Thank you so much Cyberbingo, if ever I am asked to recommend a site – this would be the one. Good luck to all bingo players, it really does happen.


You have to be very careful when choosing the site where you want to play online bingo. The reason for this caution is because when you want to get yourself registered with a site for playing bingo, you will be asked to provide your credit card or debit card number.

But some of the online bingo sites are too lax with their security which may allow offenders to steal your personal information and use it for their own gain. The possibility of such an occurrence taking place may cause you sleepless nights.

To know more about the online sites you can go through the reviews and discussions which take place in their chat rooms between different players. From these reviews and discussions you can make out whether the online site is dependable or not both financial wise and integrity wise.

This is what happened to a lady player when she decided to play bingo on a reputed online bingo site. This lady was facing acute financial distress because of a long and hard winter which had taken a heavy toll on her business and her day to day life. She was completely at a loss about how to go on operating her business under the circumstances. She had no more money to invest in the already failing business and was about to go bankrupt.

So with a heavy heart, she turned to the game of bingo for help. For a long time now she had been hearing people get rich playing bingo on the online sites. She had even read stories in the newspapers about bingo players winning a lot of cash. She was quite doubtful about these stories and did not trust unknown people getting hold of her credit card number.

But curiosity had got the better of her and whenever she found nobody around, she would try to do research on the subject of online bingo sites. Through painstaking research she found out the names of some of the online bingo site which looked respectable, dependable and secure.

As she was feeling quite desperate and depressed she chose one of these sites which looked most favourable in her opinion, got herself registered and started the game of bingo. At first she was a bit hesitant about what cards to buy and how much to bet. But as the game proceeded she became more and more confident.

The game was going on fairly well and she could see people winning a bingo now and then. She was wishing fervently for her turn to come to win a bingo when suddenly it happened. The colour of her card changed and a message on the screen started blinking saying that her card had won a huge sum of cash.

At first she could not believe her eyes but when she realized it was true, she was so elated that she hugged her partner sitting beside her with a glass of wine and kissed him in joy. By winning such a huge amount of cash she felt very relieved as all her worries about the future of her business had been reduced to zero in one stroke. She was so happy with the way the online bingo site had helped her in her hour of crisis that she wanted everybody to go through the same experience.

It is a wonderful feeling which you get when you win a huge amount of prize money by playing bingo on an online bingo site which is known for its credibility, honesty and fairness.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Resolutions taken by Bingo players for the New Year 2013

2012 was bid goodbye and the New Year 2013 was welcomed all over the world over cork-popping bottles of champagne and good humour. As fire crackers burst all over the sky, everybody hugged each other and their loved ones with sky-high expectations of the good things to come in 2013. People were having incredible visions and even more incredible dreams of good health and prosperity which they would be able to achieve in the coming months of this New Year. Resolutions to discard old habits and beliefs and to take up new strategies to go forward were taken. New decisions and resolutions became the order of the day and bingo players across the world also came up with some of their own.

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bingo players

Though bingo provides a lot of thrill an excitement, discipline is a very vital factor for winning in any game of luck. All bingo players should exercise restraint to remain in control of the game and make smart decisions while playing bingo. Once you start on a game of bingo the circumstances prevailing at the moment can make you get carried away. It is absolutely essential for you to decide on your strategy before you proceed any further. You should spend your money judiciously by setting limits to your expenses and by remaining within those limits you have created for yourself whatever happens.

Stop yourself from chasing your losses with the idea of regaining some of it. It is a common mistake which is made by all inexperienced bingo players which results in a bigger loss than if they had stopped their game in time when the loss was small. Going after a big win when you are having a losing streak is usually very foolhardy and normally does not work.

Avoid drinking too much while you are placing your bets. Too much alcohol deprives you of a clear mind and straight thinking and makes you take rash decisions and unnecessary risks. Limit your intake of alcohol to small amounts when you are playing bingo so that you can remain completely sober throughout the game.

Do not consider your winnings to be money belonging to the bingo house and not to you and do not return it because you think so. The actual game is not only to have fun and enjoy the game but also to win some money as you play bingo against the house. So whenever you are lucky enough to win some cash, try to get it out from the house for which you will be thanking your stars at a later date.

Retain your style of playing bingo even if you are on a winning streak. If you are a habitual low bettor, then you should try to retain the way you bet even if it is tough when you are having a winning streak and thinking that you may win more if you bet more. There is always chance that your winning streak may end suddenly and you will lose much more because your wager was big.

A lot of fun and excitement can be derived out of the games of slots, bingo and scratch cards. But you should remember to disengage yourself from the game and rethink a different strategy if the present strategy is forcing you to draw upon your funds for household uses. Take a resolution that you will use your wisdom to play smart bingo this New Year 2013 and if Lady Luck smiles on you then you might come out a winner after all.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Patterns used in Bingo

The patterns are declared and explained by the caller before the bingo game starts and are displayed on an overhead screen. A game can have two patterns. One player may win both the patterns or there may be one winner for each pattern.



Some popular patterns and how to understand them are given below.

The straight pattern is used in one line, two line or three line bingo cards. The line containing five numbers can be diagonal, vertical or horizontal in one line bingo. It can be in any direction in two or three line bingos.

The pattern T is shown upright whereas a crazy T pattern can be upside down, slanted or sideways.

Two lines in parallel make up a pattern similar to the two tracks of a railway line in double or triple bingo.

Two diagonal starting at opposite corners and a central vertical line make up the Asterisk pattern. Adding a horizontal line through the middle forms the Starburst pattern. The Bow Tie pattern is made up of the diagonal lines connected by two vertical lines at each edge.

Straight lines are used to make patterns look like alphabets both normal and crazy ones with their upside down, reverse and sideways formations.

A horizontal line in the topmost row connected to a diagonal line starting at the top rightmost corner makes up the 7 pattern.

A coverall or blackout pattern consists of all the numbers on a card getting marked within a fixed number of calls in a progressive game. If progressive jackpots are not allowed, then the game is carried on without any restrictions on the number of calls.

The odd-even pattern is made up of all the odd numbers or all the even numbers of a card.

Speedball pattern is the same as coverall pattern with only the speed of the caller being very fast by omitting the letters of the numbered balls.

All the spaces along the edges of the card makes up the pattern called the outside picture frame. The inside frame pattern is formed by squares surrounding an empty square in the middle.

The little diamond pattern is made up of four squares with an empty square at the centre. The big diamond is made up of eight squares with five empty squares in the centre.

A Single Postage Stamp pattern is made up of four adjacent squares at the corner of the card. Double or Triple Postage Stamp patterns are two or three corners of the card. A postage stamp pattern with four corners is called a Clover Leaf pattern

Just like the postage stamp pattern which has two adjacent rows with two squares each, the Six Pack pattern has two adjacent rows with three squares in each row and the Block of Eight pattern has four squares in adjacent two rows.

The kite or magic wand pattern is made up of four adjacent squares in one corner of the card with a diagonal line across the card. A crazy kite pattern is upside down with the tail pointing towards any one corner. The arrow pattern is a six square triangle.

The pattern looking like the American flag consists of all squares on the three top rows with two vertical squares as flag poles on either the left or the rightmost edge of the card. The castle pattern has all squares on the bottom two rows and a vertical line in the centre column.

A zigzag line made up of five squares starting at column B, represents the snake pattern. A crazy snake pattern can start at any of the other corners of a bingo card.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Playing Bingo with electronic gadgets

In a game of electronic bingo you can track a large number of cards which is always not possible in the traditional form of Playing Bingo . Before deciding which is better you have to play bingo with modern electronic tools.

Playing Bingo

Playing Bingo

Handheld devices used for playing bingo at the bingo halls

The inconvenient paper cards in the bingo halls are being replaced by portable handheld devices. These devices allow the players to play with numerous cards without any problem, sometimes allowing the players to play with twice or thrice the number of cards which they could not manage earlier. Almost 20 per cent of the players in bingo halls use these devices nowadays to play bingo.

The handheld devices are equipped to track every card of the set bought by the player without missing any. This equipment helps even novices and physically disabled players to play with the same confidence as the experts.

The players have to punch the keys corresponding to the number being called on these handheld devices and the computer marks the numbers automatically. A player has to only to shout bingo if the winning card appears on the screen of his device.

There are different kinds of handheld devices in existence. One type can display up to 12 cards on its screen. It has a tracker for the cards and background sounds to complete the effect. There are other devices which can display up to 200 cards for one game depending on the restrictions adopted by the particular bingo hall.

Restrictions in Texas allow only 66 cards to be displayed per game as the owners of the bingo halls are afraid that the number of old-fashioned players will diminish if the players using the handheld devices win consistently.

Video devices used for playing bingo at casinos

The video bingo machine is a standalone machine just as other video machines for playing poker or a slot game. Though these machines have not become as popular as the other machines, they can still be used for passing your time and to have fun.

25 cents to one dollar is required to play these machines and the payout is 80 to 90 per cent of the total collection which can be up to $1,000. You have to press the “cash out” button which gives a printed ticket to be exchanged for the cash you win.

Evergreen is a game played on a number of video machines connected to each other. The winning pattern is the four corners of the bingo card chosen by a player. Balls numbered B-1 to O-75 are chosen by the machine at random and the numbers are displayed on the screen. The players are given three seconds to push the “Daub” button to mark the numbers on their cards.

The prize is split between the multiple winners. The jackpot can be won by getting all the four corners in the first four calls.

The difference between Bingo and Keno

Keno originated in China and was introduced to the American people by the immigrants from China during the last part of the 19th century.

Players mark numbers between 1 and 80 printed on a card and insert it into a computer which reads the markings and prints out a ticket with the marked numbers. The computer randomly chooses a set of its own. The player wins prizes depending on the matches between his numbers and the numbers selected by the computer.

All those who really love playing traditional bingo can also enhance their playing experience with electronic bingo. They have both the options available to them to enjoy.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Play Bingo on sites which give you the Best Service

There a large number of online bingo sites which are vying with each other for your custom. But all sites do not offer the same level of services and any site which provides substandard service should be avoided by you. If you are not at all satisfied with the online play bingo site where you play regularly, then you should change over to a site whose services are better than the others. You should avoid the sites which have disadvantages like those given below.

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Play Bingo Online

You are forced to play the game on a substandard site.

It can be assumed that you spend a large part of your time daily in front the computer playing online bingo because you love the game and play regularly. You will find that a large number of sites use obsolete technology for their online bingo games. The online game offered by them may be made of bad graphics where images get frozen from time to time or the response of the graphics to your inputs is delayed. If these problems appear on the online bingo site where you are playing at the moment, then it is prudent that you change over to another site which is better. Imagine what an upsetting situation it would be for you if the screen froze when you were just about to win a bingo.

There are no bonuses offered by the site for loyalty or for reloading your stake.

The hundreds of online sites which are competing against each other to retain their old members and attract new players, offer bonuses for loyalty and the reloading of bets. If the online bingo site you are playing on does not have these facilities then you should stop playing on those sites. As soon as you get yourself registered with a site you should get a deluge of incentives and bonuses so that you remain loyal to that site. Special promotional offers and reload bonuses are offered by many online bingo sites to retain their members.

The customer service of the site does not respond to any request for help or information.

If the customer services of the online bingo site where you play do not respond immediately to any of your requests, then you should leave that site and play on another site. If you are ignored by one site, there are several other online sites which you can choose from. How would you feel if the online site takes four days to respond to your urgent query? You should always choose those online bingo sites with customer services which respond to your queries during 24 hours a day and 7 days a week over telephone, e-mail or through an inbuilt live chat feature without any fail.

If you experience any of the drawbacks mentioned above at any of the online bingo sites you play in, then it is better that you change over to some other site where your presence is appreciated. Lots of people are moving over from substandard online bingo sites to top notch sites because of the quality of service provided by them. You can start getting the real feel of online bingo and how it is supposed to be played when you get a signup bonus from these sites. You can actually give them a try and see what all they have to offer.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

The Bingo luck – as they call it

Bingo is a game of chance; there are lot of combinations that can be drawn in one game. The only real talent that you need in order to win is your bingo luck and fortune. It is a matter of having the chance to win by having a body full of luck.

Bingo Luck

Bingo Luck

There are many people in this world who believe that they can catch Luck and play around with Fortune. There are people who believe that their fate depend on the stars and signs. They believe that these star signs have similar characteristics that they possess. Newspapers publish horoscope for each star signs and the players of Bingo sometimes depend on the message on the horoscope to foresee their future in playing the game. They even take the advice and live with what is written in the papers. They depend on the “lucky number” column and the number of cards that they should buy. Some people even have the time to read numerous newspapers and magazines just to see their horoscopes and see if they’re lucky to play a game at that day.

Many people consider lucky numbers in their lives and it is not just the “lucky 7” of the western world and the “lucky 8” of the orient. I have an acquaintance whose lucky number is 91 because it is the number of the house of his favourite Auntie (who he used to think as a white witch). It may be a lucky number in some places, but not for 90 or 75 number Bingo!

By attending live Bingo games, I see people who played in pairs, because they believe that it is lucky. Some people sit in particular places that they believe would be lucky—sometimes even falling in line to get the seats that they wanted. This isn’t always a stupid thing as it may seem. At Hastings on England (South coast), the least lucky (or popular) seats are those at the rear right side of the auditorium. This wasn’t false notion because that area is very close to the children’s play area and slots machines. This area is full of noise and the distraction can make you miss the number drawn or worse, make a false call.

Some people take with them a lucky pen or lucky charms that can help them win the game. Some even wear jewellery and clothes that they consider lucky. I had a friend who was a truck driver who plays Bingo while wearing a fake Rolex watch that came from Turkey and costs on a pound. The hands of that watch is turning counter-clockwise, which interfered with the motion of time and he said he could see the future when he wears it. He also admits that this watch makes him see the numbers that will come up. One time, he was successful in Bingo while wearing the fake Rolex watch!

There was a story that was told to me by a beginner in Bingo. He was known as the “unlucky person” for the regular Bingo players and local people at the certain Bingo hall. This is because the visitors and tourists win more frequently when he is running the game. He was fired after two weeks because of it. If the lucky Bingo charm is really true… I’m quite sure it didn’t apply to him.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

How many Balls for game Bingo

As we are aware of the most loved game of our time as the enchanting game bingo .It still hides some facts from us .There is a problem of defining the exact number of balls which are used in the game. As some people believe, they use 75 balls to play their standard bingo in the North America, while the standard players of the European countries state that the number is 90.So what is the correct figure?

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game bingo

To find the answer we have to go back in to the history of the Bingo game.

As we all know the base of the bingo is a game which is related to the game Lotto. That evolved in to the most cherished game of our time. Since a long time ago people were used to lotteries. At the beginning they were not like the things that we have now. In those days the players matched the numbers and become winners. About 2 centuries of the birth of the lottery, the game bingo did start to take place in the European countries. If I mention preciously first in UK and then spread to other countries.

In the lotteries you have to pick your winning numbers but in the system of bingo you were given a card with a printed set of selected numbers on it. If we look in to some more difference the lottery will be held in selected days and times, while bingo can be played anywhere and anytime. And you can try your luck in online, live or at the Bingo halls. Not only one system appears in the lottery system, you can enjoy many types to play in the bingo.

Let’s go back to the 19th century; they played a game with 90 balls in countries like Germany as a result of the influence of the games in the UK. The British Army and Navy did a great service to spread the game in many places of the world. At that time in the UK they played another game which has got similar rules and regulations to 90 balls Bingo. Until 1960 the game had not a proper name .It was widely known as Bingo after1966.

On the same time there were some activities in the USA and some other European countries. They have adapted this game with the number of 75 balls and they called the game as Beano. It was very popular event in the carnivals thosedays. That game was the ancestor of the modern Bingo with 75 balls. So that is the story of the bingo game of 75 balls.

There was a toy seller called Edwin Lowe in the city of New York in 1929. He used to travel long distances for his commercial purposes. He saw some people were playing and went near, suddenly a winner cried out “Bingo “instead of “beano”. At once he saw the chance and try to market the new game and later become a very successful businessman. So he was the creator of the modern game of 75 balls.

At the end of the day, we can’t be sure where the missing 15 balls went when the game crossed to North America. Online, you can usually take your choice and play 90, 75 or even 80 balls Bingo. Just remember that if you’re playing 75 ball Bingo and you get a card with a number between 76 and 90 on it, you will go Bingo!

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

The Brand new year for a Bingo Player for Bingo Dreams

The New Year has come out of the dark shadows of the disaster and some pains in the past and all the hard and sad memories leaving behind for the darkness of the past. We emerged our selves in to a new era of hopes, aspirations and many more novel things, the sky of the radiant color, the tinkling of the glasses of Champaign and many more made the New Year prominent. There are new hopes expectations everywhere, the Bingo player and the gambler also come in to the arena with new hopes of the victory.

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bingo player

So my dear all are set for the work and we know for sure that playing bingo or other forms of online casino games are the most favorite suppliers of excitement and thrill to our lives. Since a long time this has been most cherished pastime of the people, which depends on the luck or in other words chance. There is a way to be on the top of the game .you can practice it by being very discipline, and you can be a smart player of the game.

Pay your attention if you want to be a smart player in bingo game:

· When you are to play first think and decide about the money that you are going to spend or invest .There should be a clear vision .so first decide the way you gamble and amount that you put as bets

· And must be very careful when you are loosing most of the gamblers get lost in this situation .They try to recover the lost and end up with a great disaster. By running after your loses you can not reach the success, as you figure

· This will be a very smart decision you must to take liquor and gambling ,though very close in the sense ,have to be refrained .your decisive ability will be totally affected by the drink .so do not drink a lot if you are going to gamble for higher amounts. Some people make drastic decisions under influence of the liquor, and ultimately fall in to the dark side of the game.

· Now gentlemen come to the point .the aim of our task is to be a winner and collect as much as possible. But some people are not like that they have the wrong idea of losing the amount back to the house. That should be refrained and we must try our best to beat the house and try to get the maximum amount in to our hands

· Like to the loved ones in your life, you must be closer to the game that you play as well as the style that you play should be managed in a proper manner. Without changing your way, you will be able to be smart player, who will be admired by the masses.

· The playing is very interesting and it will help you to get rid of the monotony as well as the stress of the life. But you must be very careful, when you are using the money of the house. There you should be very serious about your pastime.

· Please do not let the game to drag you totally in to, as it will be harmful to you as well as the loved ones of your life. So control the game and do not let it do.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Reincarnation of the traditional bingo game

You will definitely be curios about connection of the popular dancing style and the bingo game. That is understandable as both topics are very different options. Any way the particular dancing style has become the most admired one among the people without any nationality, race, creed or cast. So the famous dancing style of the world, if I ask most probably your answer will be Gangnam style. And it has got he hearts of the young generation by steel grip. Though there are many styles prevailing in the society the new comer has become more popular than the others .so what is the connection with this Korean folk dance and the online bingo? The answer is here you can understand very easily if you have seen the video.

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bingo game

The song is no need to say attractive ant there are some pauses which gave the most effective features of the song and the dance he performs is an actions of rider. They are very simple and also easy to follow. So as a result many people selected this new easy to and but more thrilling style. The secret of the success of the song is not the creativity or the dance but the selection of the time for the release of the song and the dancing style. At that time there wasn’t any new trend for the people. They were fed up at that time as there is a need to have new creations in the field, so there was a vacuum for a new creation. As result the Gangnam style took that opportunity. So when you want to market some thing you must find the correct product as well as the need of the time

So the same truth should be introduced to the bingo game too. Those days you had to go out to play bingo as we mentioned before. With the introduction of clubs to play bingo the players got a bigger chance to play and the recent development is you can play the game online while enjoying all the facilities that you need .the game has along history and it is a very solid one but no one can predict about the future .so like the style of dancing bingo also should evolve otherwise there will be a challenge to the game in the near future, To achieve that they can create different types and stages of the game to catch the interest of the players. The game is very old and indeed it needs the attention of the young creatures to find new states of success. The traditional game should be given a fresh way of thinking to consolidate its huge players from going away as result of playing the same game over and over again.

Then the answer depends on the person or people who can reinvent the game or reshape like the Gangnam style created by the talented artist to capture the current market .This can be done with the increasing development of the technology. It makes new ways and means to create novel systems. As the game has got on to the climax with the invention of the online bingo the people are expecting more and more exciting and easy things to do with. The future of this game can be made more hopeful if they can introduce Gangnam style here too.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

How Bingo became a Booming business

The game of bingo was first played in Italy under the name of Lo Giuoco del Lotto or the Italian National Lottery in the year 1530. The game is still played on Saturdays and has helped the Italian treasury collect revenues up to a billion Euros every year. The highest win ever recorded was about 150 million Euros or 128,000,000 Pounds Sterling on 22nd August, 2009, by a person from Tuscany.



The game of bingo has different names in different countries. It is called Lotto or Tombola in European countries, Housey in the UK and Beano in the USA.

The game of Lotto would be played in Italy at all family gatherings on weekends and occasions like Christmas. Even the children were allowed to play this game. Cost of each card would be kept low and small prizes would be given to winners. A caller would draw the numbers ranging from 1 to 90 from a sack at random and call them out. The wooden discs containing the called number would be laid down on a table having a matrix of 90 squares.

In France, upper classes adopted this Italian game and made it very popular among the gentry. Later on, the French Revolution changed matters and the game took a back seat.

The Germans adopted this bingo game as a tool for teaching mathematics to their children. The game spread slowly in other countries too, and was brought to UK in 1918 by the British troops returning home after the First World War. The bingo game reached immense popularity and was successful commercially only when it reached America in 1929.

A toy salesman named Edwin Lowe, on his way to Georgia from New York, chanced upon the bingo game in a county fair. He saw the owner calling out numbers and the players covering the same number on their cards with beans. Whenever anybody completed covering a line on the card, he would shout out “Beano”, and would be given a Kewpie doll as a prize.

Edwin Lowe was so impressed with the addictive nature of the game, that on his return, he called his friends in New York to join him in a game of bingo. One day, while the game was in progress in his house, a lady friend, unable to hold back her excitement, called out “Bingo” instead of Beano, on winning a line. Edwin Lowe liked the new name and the name stuck. Edwin Lowe started a thriving business by selling 12 bingo cards for 1 dollar and 24 bingo cards for 2 dollars.

A Catholic priest from Pennsylvania saw the game and asked Lowe to use the game to raise funds to build his church. This caused a new problem to appear as the prize money had to be shared by more winners holding cards with the same numbers.

Edwin Lowe appointed Carl Leffler, a mathematics professor from Columbia University, to solve this problem. By the end of 1930, Leffler could design 6000 bingo cards, each with its own set of random numbers, but the pressure made him go insane. From 1934 onwards, more than 10,000 bingo games are played every day. Today almost 90 million dollars change hands daily due to this game of bingo.

A change in the gambling laws in UK enacted by the Macmillan government, gave a huge boost to the game of bingo. The owner of MECCA, Eric Morley, converted all cinema halls which had closed down due to the onslaught of television, into Mecca Bingo halls all over UK. Soon other entrepreneurs followed suit, and more and more people flocked to Mecca Bingo halls instead watching football matches.

Today, all the major companies holding bingo games have gone online. The online bingo games can be played from home without any restrictions about smoking and with no restrictions on dress codes. It is the greatest attraction with huge prize monies to be won sitting in the comfort of your homes. The business generated by online bingo sites seems to be going straight up with no downturn visible in the near future.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Ten best hints on how to win a game of bingo

The fun and excitement derived from all gambling games, except poker, is the main attraction while making some money by winning the game is just an extra on the side. It does not mean that a player would have a good time by losing a game of bingo. A player should always try to win when he plays. Following are ten best hints which can be useful to win in a online game of bingo:



1. Sometimes there may be 10 players or even less playing on an online bingo site. At other times there may be more than 300 players. A player should choose those games which have less number of players as the possibility of winning becomes remote with a large number of players. Though the prize money lessens with less number of players, the possibility of winning at regular intervals is more in these rooms.

2. All new players should become familiar with the different aspects of the bingo game before expecting to win big amounts. The new players should play in tournaments and free games on online bingo sites, discuss the game with others, let others know what they had learnt and follow hints on playing methods acquired from friends in the chat rooms.

3. Out of the total number of balls used during a bingo game, sometimes a few balls are used to give bonus points or extra tickets to the player. Unfortunately, these bonuses are specially offered only by some online bingo sites and not all.

4. A player should buy tickets in the range of $0.25 to $0.50 to win more money. But care should be taken regarding which tickets to buy because losing in the bingo game after buying costlier ticket means more money lost.

5. Playing on new online bingo sites is risky because a player may lose more money than what he is able to win. To avoid this happening, an online bingo player should go through the reviews about the site and choose only those online bingo sites which have good reputations.

6. Normally the chances of winning frequently become more with larger number of cards bought for a single bingo game. Since a player needs to keep track of all the cards he has bought and to prevent spending too much too quickly, it is advisable to buy approximately half the number of tickets being offered or whatever number is affordable for a single game of bingo.

7. While playing a game of bingo, players sometimes go through both winning and losing streaks. If a player finds himself in a losing streak, then it is advisable that the player cuts his losses and leaves the game to come back later and join the game again.

8. All online bingo sites offer the auto-dab facility which automatically marks the card even if the player is away or the connection is lost. If this feature is switched off to give the game a real-life feeling for fun, then a player would have to manually keep track of the numbers being called, and to do this, quiet surroundings is a must.

9. By keeping himself updated through reviews and e-mails, a player can have fun and win extra cash by playing in free games offered by online bingo sites during certain time frames.

10. Some online bingo sites offer promotional offers by allowing the player to take part midway in a bingo game which is already in progress. This is advantageous to those players who do not have a ticket comprising the numbers being called. But this offer is not available on most of the online bingo sites.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Bingo is for whom?

Most of us think of bingo goers as older women who don’t have anything else more exciting going on in their lives. Well, this is just stereotyping. From what I have learned, which you can guess came from playing too much bingo, here are some of the conclusions that I have come to arrive at. They are not what you expect most bingo players to be and you will surely be surprised at some of them.



Those who have just set out on their journey towards being a gambler:

These players are mostly those who seem to be occupying a large percentage of people who play gambling on the internet. Usually, they are men and women who have just reached their age of majority – the time when they can be allowed to gamble according to the law. They are the types who will grab any type of opportunity to gamble that comes their way.

Bingo is becoming one of their top favorites due to the speed that where the game is played. Today, the younger types of gamblers are being exposed to the game in different types of advertisements. One of its main attracting qualities to the younger gamblers is the amount of prize, which can be quite larger than in other types of gambling, and it can also be won at a much faster pace.

Those who do not get much social exposure aside from their homes:

These types of players are those who cannot find the time to get out of their houses and do other activities. They are the handicapped, parents who have much to do at home, and those who perform their social vocation in their homes.

Since it can be quite an easy task to play bingo while you are doing other chores inside the home, this is definitely a suitable game for these people. You can still pay attention to the numbers as they are being called and cook a simple dish or check on the children while doing so.

Hardworking people:

It can be quite surprising to learn that people in their offices are actually playing the online version of this game from their computers. According to them, it is their way of relieving the stress that they get from work and is also a pleasurable distraction from it. It is quite effective as it can take your mind off of your work in a moment and forget about a hard task or an overbearing boss.

The elderly:

Can you imagine a bingo hall where you cannot see older people playing? Of course not, I bet the experience wouldn’t be the same if it were not for these old folks.

Online bingo sites are now even creating ways to make it easier for these folks to play the virtual version of the game. They made larger font sizes for these people as well as methods of manually marking their tickets so they would still get the experience even if it’s played online.

As you can see, bingo is not just for your old aunts or grandmothers. There are different kinds of people who play the bingo game ranging from the young, the professional, and the unemployed and even professional gamblers. It is gambling conducted in a more amiable tone and you can play it online if your country is one of those who allow such games.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Glimmer of hope for American Bingo lovers

Different groups called the Alabama New South Coalition and the Alabama Democratic Conference held rallies at in Washington, in order to try to convince the administration to remove the ban on playing online bingo and to support the bingo industry. Another group called the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus and most of the people, who had lost their jobs due to the ban on gambling, took part in the rally also. Ross and Bobby Singleton and, two known Democrat Senators, who were part of the activity for government Committee, led the rallies and asked the people to vote in favor of the American bingo machines.

american bingo

american bingo

In the Alabama state all earlier legislations to allow, had been turned down by the State House, the object of the demonstration was to ask for votes to alter this legislation to legalize gambling in the state by marching through Washington and ending the march at the State House.

Governor and the Alabama High Court were mainly responsible for imposing the ban in the state and the rally was organized to protest against this ban.

A special team had been made earlier by Governor Riley to close down all casinos in the state of Alabama, except the Indian casinos which were governed by the federal court, as slot machines and electronic bingo machines had been declared illegal by the Alabama state high court,

The Democratic Party senators claimed that the ban against gambling had created thousands of jobless people. These people had dedicated all their years operating the gambling machines thus building lifelong careers in this industry and had no exposure to any other profession. With gambling being declared illegal, they were rendered jobless.

But the press secretary working for Governor Riley was of the view that if gambling was declared legal, then instead of boosting the prosperity of local community, it would only cause the economy to collapse. In his opinion, the owners of the casinos were trying to bring in more and more Democrats into their fold with the hope that a government led by Democrats would be voted into power in the coming month of November who would make gambling legal. The casino owners would then be able to earn millions of dollars at the expense of the Alabamians.

The press secretary said that the casino owners had been sending the money earned from the Alabamians, to their bosses who lived outside the state and huge economic, social and political price had been paid by states that had made gambling legal. The downturn of the local economy due to the exit of dollars to other states had cost the people their jobs. The loss of jobs had affected the society adversely, and criminal activities had increased. The political situation, where the gambling houses would dictate terms to the government was totally unacceptable to the Governor.

The argument given by the Chairwoman of the government Committee, Val Goodson, was that the ban on any kind of gambling was in effect causing the people to lose their jobs. Those who had lost their jobs in the state of Alabama, had gone to find employment. As the number of working people decreased in the state, so would the government’s earning from taxes.

It has been argued by Singleton, as well as Goodson and also by Ross that they had no other option but to use voting as an instrument to fight the task force made by Governor Riley which had impinged on the democratic rights of the masses.

The view held by certain sections of people was that the ban on gambling, especially the bingo gaming, was being used by the Democrats as an issue to garner more votes without any regard for the problem itself. It was denied by a committee member who said the issue was benefiting neither the Democrats nor the Republicans. It was more to do with the conditions relating to work and the gambling industry the people would have to decide whether to vote for or against the issue.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Play Online Game of Bingo and make New Friends

The game of bingo has been around for the last 500 years. The Italian people should get a vote of thanks for inventing this wonderful and hugely popular game which is played by hundreds of people throughout the world today. The bingo game today has a number of different versions which the people play for their enjoyment. By playing the online version of the bingo game, people are able to make new friends and money at the same time.



The popularity of the online bingo game has increased because more and more people start talking to each other, sharing their personal views and other experiences thus creating a bond between themselves. As they play the online bingo game together, they communicate with each other through the chat rooms and other such facilities provided by the online bingo sites. New players are able to clear their doubts about the game by chatting to older players who explain the rules and strategies needed to win money from playing online bingo. The game is so much fun and easy to play that people from all age groups, from very young to very old, can all participate in it. As two people chat and play online bingo together, a strong bond of friendship develops between them. People living far away from their families can talk to them on online bingo chat rooms. Thus bingo helps society as a whole by bringing people together.

Age is no bar for people to play a game of bingo. Adults as well as children can play this game. Children specially find this bingo game very attractive as they enjoy playing the game while talking between them. Just like the Germans did in the sixteenth century, the game of bingo can be used to teach mathematics to children to boost their mental skills. Thus the game of bingo has an educational side to it too. Both the young and the old can make new friends with the help of online bingo. Old people, who are lonely, can make friends and chat with them while engaged in a game of online bingo, or they can visit bingo halls where they can meet people of their age and befriend them while taking part in the same bingo game.

The real-life bingo halls which have been catering to the people for such a long time are starting to have stiff competition from the online bingo sites which have come up with the help of the Internet. Just like the old fashioned bingo halls where you can meet and talk to friends, the online bingo sites offer chat rooms where friends can talk with each other while enjoying the game of bingo. The chat rooms of the online bingo sites allow people to talk to friends and relatives about everything on earth. The greatest experience for anybody would be to befriend someone in the chat rooms of an online bingo site and then meet the person face to face on the street.

It is very easy to prolong friendships by playing bingo on online bingo sites. Some of the other pastimes or hobbies are so individual oriented that you cannot make friends easily by sharing them with other people. But playing bingo gives a different kind of entertainment. A visit to a bingo hall or an online bingo site will expose the player to people they have never met before, who will become friends, give advise, share their experiences and help the player enjoy the visit. So if anyone feels lonely and sad, then the person should immediately pay a visit to a real-life bingo hall or an online bingo site in search of friends with whom the person can liven up his life and spirit.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Points of interest in a Online Bingo site

In 1996, the Bingo Act laid down in the UK, changed the classification of the bingo game from a game for gambling to a game for recreation. But as far as the levy of taxes on online bingo sites were concerned, they remained the same as per gambling laws.



Millions of people across the world play online bingo everyday on the Internet, which has further boosted the existing 60 year old popularity of the bingo game.

The online bingo sites are under huge pressure to make the best services available to the large number of competing players as otherwise they would have to close down. The mandatory services that an online bingo site should provide are given below.

To choose the best online bingo sites, a new player looking for information on online bingo sites, will be able to decide better by considering the following:

1. Quality and number of bingo games on offer: The features of the games on offer are various:

· A good number of both the 75-ball and 90-ball games should be on offer by any decent online bingo site. To retain the interest of the players in the interval between two main bingo games a decent site should offer other games like keno and slot-machine games. Without these, the online bingo site becomes unpopular, with less people playing and less prize money being involved.

· The online bingo games should have expertly designed graphics which can be easily handled by the player’s computer.

· Most of the online bingo games should have their entry price usually on the lower side between the range from $0.10 to $0.50 and not more. Games with jackpots may be higher priced as an exception.

· Tournaments and progressive jackpots should be offered by the online bingo site regularly.

· Online bingo sites should have schemes where loyalties and rewards are available.

2. Online bingo sites should offer incentives for the promotion of the game:

· All new players should be offered a bonus as a welcome gesture by all online bingo sites which seriously want to do business.

· Players should play on those online bingo sites which offer promotions like bonuses on deposits. Sites like these are in plenty to choose from.

· Referral bonuses should be offered to players by the best online bingo sites for introducing new players to the site.

3. More about prizes:

· In order to offer more excitement and a large prize, sometimes almost half a million dollars, online bingo sites should have a minimum of one game where a progressive jackpot is on offer.

· A minimum of one tournament for winning a big prize should be held per week or month.

· To win some great prize money over and above the money to be won in a regular bingo game, the best online bingo sites should have chat rooms with more games on offer for the player.

4. Forums for discussion, information from chat rooms and services available to players:

· A player should be able to access the online bingo site’s helpdesk or service desk on a 24-hour basis without which the site may be considered below normal standards.

· Online bingo sites should have the best software running on their machine to make sure that the player can play without any hindrance. In the case of a player moving away or a lost connection, the software should be running the auto-daub feature to mark the cards.

· In some of the online bingo sites the color of the cards change when only three cards out of several remain. This change signifies that the end of the game is near and enhances the feeling of excitement.

· A bingo player should play bingo only on those online bingo sites which presently allow the player to play more than one game simultaneously.

· A new player should have access to discussions and reviews related to the bingo game in general, and the online bingo site in particular, to help him to make his own decisions. But the player should always be wary of those online bingo sites which have shady chat rooms and biased reviews reeking of self promotion.

To choose the most suitable bingo site to play on, the information given above can be used to check the credibility of the online bingo site. To help the player derive the maximum enjoyment out of a game of bingo, the online bingo site should always provide incentives, ensure smooth play, offer chat rooms and discussion forums par excellence, and give access to round-the-clock helpdesk services.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

The modest start of the fun called Bingo Game

Bingo as a game was originally played in Italy in the 1530’s. The bingo game came to America in the 1929’s and was played in simple surroundings like village carnivals. It was known as BEANO at that time. Slowly it came to be played by households all over the country. It started with the original name of BEANO which changed to the familiar name of Bingo as it is known presently.

bingo game

bingo game

A toy salesman named Edwin Lowe luckily came across this game being played at a booth in a carnival in Jacksonville in America in the year 1929. The booth where the game was being played was the most crowded one among others. He saw a game called “Beano” and having cards containing numbers was going on. Numbers were being called by a caller and the matching numbers were being covered by beans. The winning patterns being used were horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. The prize being offered was a doll.

Edwin Lowe got in touch with the man conducting the game that very night. He found out that the man had picked it up from a similar carnival in Germany. The name of the German game was “Lotto”. The man described all the aspects of the game to Edwin Lowe which aroused his interest in the game.

Lowe set up this game at home and asked his friends to join him when he came back from his trip. One of his lady friends became excited while playing the game and mistakenly called out “bingo” instead of “beano”, when she won the game. The name stuck, and that is how the bingo game is known today.

As the years passed, the bingo game came to be used for raising money for charitable work and for household fun and entertainment. Gradually it made its way into the gambling industry and ultimately to online gambling websites.

Tips for playing online Bingo

Ø Online bingo sites which are less crowded should always be chosen to maximize the chances of winning.

Ø A player should try to play at night on weekdays as the number of players is lesser than on nights during weekends.

Ø A player should take part in the chat rooms, bingo clubs which publish newsletters to acquire first-hand knowledge about bingo games, promotions and bonuses.

Ø The numbers marked on the bingo cards should always be matched for errors with the numbers displayed on the bingo board. The last three called numbers are also displayed for reference.

Ø When the displayed number is 23/75, it means that the last number called was 23 out of a total of 75 balls.

Ø A player should take part in those bingo games which offer cards for 25 cents or more as larger prize money can be won in them.

Ø A player should immediately break away and join again later when he is relaxed if he finds himself losing every bingo game. The Auto-daub mode which marks the cards automatically, can be used during the period when the player is away.

Ø A player should attempt to play on reputed online bingo sites which make payments without any problems. Preference should be given to sites which offer the highest bonuses on deposits.

Ø Sometimes playing with a larger number of cards maximizes the chances of winning a bingo.

Ø The best time to play online bingo is between eight o’clock and eleven o’clock on Fridays and Saturdays as the chance of winning jackpots is always there during this period.

Ø Colored bingo balls are used by some online bingo sites. These colored balls represent bonuses which are given if any of the numbers of the colored balls match any number in the winning pattern.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

The Art of Bingo Patterns

Playing Bingo game has never been so fun and interesting. The creative operators that made this game, managed to attract more and more players for it by adding different bingo patterns for each of its versions. The players are getting constantly amused by this art of adding limitless patterns for the game and can’t refuse one more session.

Online Bingo patterns

Online Bingo patterns

All this sensation of the different patterns for the game of bingo impulsed some of the players to create a few by themselves. They know what they prefer when it comes to bingo patterns and they thought there couldn’t be greater ones than the ones made by them. So, the list of numerous patterns for this game is now even bigger than it was when the creators started this whole frenzy.

Even so, there are some bingo patterns that may appear under different names. For example, out of the huge list of bingo patterns, one could find the kite pattern and the magic wand pattern as being one and the same.

Usually, before the bingo session starts, the winning pattern is already known because it is announced in the bingo hall. But when playing, one should know that he/ she can base his luck not only on a single winning patter. For example, one could be playing for the picture frame and for the blackout pattern at the same time.

This game gives you the chance of winning two jackpots. Or, you could share your luck with a friend, and play a couple of patterns during a single game, which will make you both jackpot winners. The crazy pattern, which a bingo pattern may take, may make it point to different card direction. For example, it can go on a side to side direction. Also, there is the possibility of an up side down direction, increasing the players’ chances of winning.

This roll down of bingo patterns proved to be confusing for some of the players. Because they are more complicated now, together with their increase in number, some players find it hard to cope with their complexity and they sometimes miss calling a bingo.

Still, the constant renewal of bingo patterns has as goal to make the game more interesting and to avoid monotony from part of the players. The patterns will help building a skill factor in order to play the game successfully.

The bingo halls have electronic boards for the player to keep track of the lucky, winning numbers that were called. Also, these electronic boards help the players to keep their eyes on the winning bingo patterns that are so important in this game.

Besides the electronic boards that are very helpful for players, the callers from the bingo hall are there to provide instructions for the most complicated bingo patterns. This way, before the beginning of the game, by having things clear and by paying attention to one’s card, the game won’t be erratic or complicated.

The emergence of bingo patterns manages to attract more and more players for this game. Their complexity challenge the players to win and besides all the enigma created around the bingo patterns, it seems that the players have gradually increasing attraction to this game, the game of bingo.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

To Play Bingo on Facebook

If you like to play bingo but you don’t want to take risks and put your money in the game, you should try playing online bingo. Unlike other online games, online bingo is easy to find on any internet site, but you still have to know which one to choose, the one that fits you best. You don’t need to search too much for a good place to play online bingo. I am convinced that not only you have a Facebook account but that you also enjoy spending your time on this social networking site. The good news is that you can now play bingo on Facebook, at the same time keeping in touch with your friends and relatives.

play bingo

play bingo

Online bingo on Facebook is the best practice you can get for this game because it is fun, easy to follow the rules and it does not require from you more than you can give. The very good features and applications offered by playing bingo on Facebook will please you and will provide you the practice you need. Besides, the game is very easy to access and very popular amongst players of all ages around the world. You can play it whenever you have time, by day or by night, this being another reason of why it is so popular.

The online bingo game on Facebook has many options for you to choose from. Maybe that is why millions of people are enjoying and playing it. If you think of it, one would not play a game without having the version matching his criteria and his requirements. This game managed to please millions of people even though it doesn’t offer real cash. It seems that cash is not the only reward that one can get out of playing bingo. I think the feeling of winning is more important than the material reward. One often feels the need to compensate his drawback from real life by doing his best while virtually getting involved in something and after a day of work in which you had to cope with your employer’s demands, playing online bingo and winning can definitely make you feel better. Once you get accustomed with the game’s version you will find plenty “rewards” for you, regardless of the cash. If you are bored or tired or you are not into doing anything, online bingo on Facebook can cheer you up. It will also please your sight with its great graphics and audio- visual effects and make you realize how beautiful life is.

Besides, playing this game online on Facebook, gives you the opportunity to reunite with your friends. Even though you are miles apart you can all play together without having to spend any cash. This will make your game even more exciting, because you know the ones you are playing with; it is just like in real life, only without money involved. Maybe even most important, all this can happen in the comfort of your own house, while enjoying your favorite drink or snack. Once you start the application all you need to do is to find your way through its different levels, which is not difficult at all.

After practicing enough on playing online bingo on Facebook you can move to play for real money, without any concerns of loosing something, just winning.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Evolution of bingo game over time

The origin of the bingo game which is played nowadays can be traced back to an Italian lottery named “Lo Giuco Del Lotta d’Italia” which used to be held in Italy in the 1530’s. It was a form of gambling which was vehemently opposed by the powerful Christian Church at that time. Even then, it became very popular amongst Italian people as a favorite pastime.

bingo game

bingo game

This lottery spread to France in the 1778’s and became equally popular among the French people. The Church in France too was against this kind of gambling but it could not stop the spread of this lottery in France. During the 1800’s, the vehement opposition by the Church only made this lottery and other such types of gambling become more popular with their spread all over Europe. With the spreading of this game to all parts of Europe, bingo started to be played with the help of square matrices drawn on table tops. The matrix on each table would have 9 columns in vertical and 3 rows in horizontal similar to the modern game using 90 balls. There would be five squares filled with nos. and 4 blank squares at random in each row. The numbers in the squares would range from 1 to 10 for the first column, 11 to 20 in the second column, and 21 to 30 in the third column and so on until the last column, which would have numbers ranging from 81 to 90. Similar to the modern bingo game, each table would have a definite number.

In the 1920’s, the game was exported from Europe to the United States. It became Americanized very quickly and came to be called “Beano” as the cards started to be marked with beans (please do not sneeze!). In the new version of bingo which came into existence, a new system of drawing the numbers from a cigar-box was started. The game of bingo became more popular in the rural villages than in the urban districts because of the strong anti-gambling laws enforced in cities and towns.

Edwin Lowe, a vendor from New York, first introduced the game of bingo to New York in 1929, and made it popular there. In an established incident, about which neither the date nor the circumstances are known, a player playing near Lowe got up from his chair and called “Bingo” instead of “Beano” to indicate that the player had won. Since Lowe liked the word “Bingo” which was more attractive than the word “Beano”, the name Bingo became the name of the game as it is known today. Edwin Lowe was responsible for the popularity of the game spreading all over New York and the rest of the United States.

Edwin Lowe wanted to create more cards than the initial 900 cards which would enable a single player to win more often in a bingo game. With the help of Carl Leffler, a professor of maths, he created 6000 cards with unique numbers. To create these unique cards and get them perfect, Lowe created so much pressure on Leffler, that it is believed that Leffler lost his sanity forever.

The popularity of the bingo game knew no bounds after being perfected by Lowe. To his surprise, Lowe discovered that the Church had become his greatest business partner. The more the Church enforced the ban on the game, the more it spread through various networks. The popularity was greatest in the remote northern territory of the United States. Every week more than 10,000 bingo games used to be played there. Presently, a huge number of games are played each day in the United States and all over the World. The bingo game has spread everywhere, including small religious groups and huge online populations. The revenue collected from bingo games worldwide runs into millions of dollars. Today the Bingo game is among the three topmost gambling games including Backgammon and Poker. Each day the prize money offered in a bingo game is increasing. More and more people are flocking to play a game of bingo each day as it is so easy to play. This is how the game of bingo evolved starting from the 1530’s to the present day.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Enjoying Securely: Pointers for Free Online Bingo Payments

Now an essential part of online bingo is linking a money account of some sort to your player account. This way, free online bingo payments can be made smoothly and without hassle, with the speed second only to your mouse-click. Now speed doesn’t have to mean you get your money stolen about as fast. Here’s a quick low-down of what you must know about payments made for your online bingo account.



How do you deposit money to your online playing account?

You, as a consumer acquainted with the daily necessity of purchasing things, probably know that there are numerous ways by which you can pay. Take for example the following list.

· Debit or Credit cards

· Cash cards such as Switch, Solo or Paysafe cards

· Direct wire transfer through net banking

· Online accounts like PayPal, UKash or Neteller

· Other transfer facilities like Click2Pay

All these methods are safe and fast. One thing you must remember though is details, details, details. For all of this to work you must put in some pretty sensitive data about your preferred payment method, but security measures are always in place.

How do you withdraw money from your account after you’ve won something?

Taking money out from your account is even simpler than depositing, though the site may have some conditions applied for withdrawing amount or the minimum balance in your account. If they are convinced about your withdrawal (most likely by some security measure), the money is immediately released through your preferred mode. Please keep in mind that you can withdraw only what you won as prizes or deposited in your account; bonuses received under promotional schemes can only be used to play paid games offered by the website and never withdrawn as cash. Remember that withdrawal fees may be involved though, so don’t get too trigger-happy with every little bit of win.

Are my transactions secured?

One can always be concerned about the safety of his/her crucial data while giving the details over an online form. All UK bingo sites take essential precautions to keep your information secured. There are various technologies applied and data is converted using the best encryption techniques available. The objective is to keep you assured that your details are safe and confidential.

There is one thing you have to watch out for though. For all of this to work, always remember to put in the sensitive information mentioned earlier when you see the green lock icon in the address bar of your internet browser.

Integrity of your personal information is a most important reason why the servers are always kept on a furtive location and only the authorized people are allowed to enter the premise which further makes certain that your details are in safe hands. The site or management never shares your personal data with any third party unless they receive a proper consent from your side.

Which are the supervising authorities?

Thanks to the increasing popularity and number of members on various online bingo sites, the industry had to come up with the typical rules and regulations for all of them, implemented by bodies that are required to spot-check the websites. To name a few, we have:

1. The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

2. UK Gambling Commission

3. Alderney Gambling Control Commission

4. Malta Lotteries & Gaming Authority.

Societies like Gambleaware, Gamcare and Thawte take care of payment and withdrawals over Internet.

Are there ways to get help when I need it?

Simply follow the “Contact Us” or “Help” link on the website and it will navigate you to the support page. You can easily spot the toll-free number and the email address of support team. Some sites have online query forms where the responses are really quick. You can also get your questions answered in every game room using the instant chat option.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal