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Interesting facts about our favourite game!

25.01.2010

With the online bingo market growing at an amazing rate and with the presence of land based bingo halls still on our high streets, there is no two ways about it - bingo is a game which continues to develop, both in terms of popularity and the wider age group now attracted to the game, plus the sheer growth in bingo related advertising.

For those of you who need no convincing, as well as for those who are yet to be converted! There are some interesting bingo facts which will make you go “oooh, I didn’t know that”

#Over 96% of bingo players have experienced a bingo win at some stage

#When asked in a poll, bingo buffs noted ‘enjoyment’ as the number 1 reason they play the game. ‘Winning money’ came 5th.

#Of those players from Europe, 10% are female while 5% are male.

#Overall, there are 2.5 million female bingo players who are recurring bingo players.

#Bingo was originally called “Beano” as a result of the use of dried beans used to cover the numbers on the bingo cards. When a woman called “Bingo“ instead of “Beano” by accident - the name stuck.

#The worlds largest bingo game ever took place in New York where 60,000 players turned up to play.

#The average length of a bingo game plays between 4 & 4.5 minutes.

#It is believed that bingo was made popular in the US by a toy salesman called Edwin S. Lowe who charged game managers $1 a year to use both the Bingo name and the bingo game idea. It is believed he hired a nutty maths professor to put together as many as 6000 unique bingo cards. Legend has it that the nutty professor went truly nutty in the process

But not as nutty as we are about playing it!
  
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