Who doesn’t love a game of bingo? This classic game has been hugely popular across Britain since the explosion of bingo halls across the country from the 1960’s onwards. It might surprise you to find out though that bingo actually originated in the early French and Italian lotteries of the 16th century and only actually reached Britain in the late 18th century.
Nevertheless, its popularity across the United Kingdom prevails to this day and it is clear to see why. With a simple chance based process of numbers being drawn at random, players must match the numbers ‘called’ by the bingo ‘caller’ to those on their bingo card. There may be prizes for completing a full line of numbers or for completing an entire card, known as ‘house’.
In online bingo, players may be armed with a card or several cards of numbers. British bingo cards typically have 9 columns and 3 rows containing 15 numbers between 1 and 91. Game tickets are traditionally arranged in groups of 6 games to allow chance for every number between 1 and 90 a chance to be called across all games. This means that if a player has opted to buy into all 6 games, they are guaranteed to strike off a number each time one is called.
Online bingo games remove the requirement for players to have to watch their cards and mark of numbers by hand with this process now being completed automatically if you wish. All you have to look out for is lines or full houses. In fact on many online bingo platforms, even if you don’t choose the auto-mark the site will automatically tell you if you have missed a number or won a prize anyway.
So for a fun and stress free way to play bingo, online bingo is the perfect choice!