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Enjoy full-throttle entertainment, action, and excitement when you play online Bingo at JackpotCity! Immerse yourself in one of the most entertaining and social games of all time, and you could win big with next to no effort at all! Also available on the casino app.
Enjoyed in one form or another for centuries, Bingo is the game that keeps giving. It is fun, it is social, and if you are lucky, it is incredibly rewarding. Experience it at its very best at our online and mobile bingo casino.
What You Need to Know
At its most basic, online Bingo is a game of chance, and is played with numbered cards, just as Video Bingo. Random numbers are drawn from a predetermined range and announced by a caller, and players then need to mark off matching numbers on their cards. The first person to mark all numbers on their card, or to complete the game’s pattern, and call ‘Bingo!’ is the winner.
How this all happens depends on the type of game you have joined. The most popular are the 90-ball and 75-ball editions. The former is most popular in Europe, while the latter gains its greatest support in the USA. Even so, you do not need to travel anywhere, because here at JackpotCity Bingo Games, we have both editions. All you need to do is join the room that offers the game you want to play, buy a virtual card, and start dabbing. Whichever room you choose, you can expect laugh-a-minute fun.
Traditionally, players use special pens known as daubers to dab their cards; something that requires quick thinking and fast motor skills. You don’t need to worry about that when you play online Bingo at our casino, because our games feature an auto-dauber. If any of the numbers on your cards match those that are called, your cards will be dabbed automatically. While all this is going on, you can enjoy the additional excitement of chatting to other roomies, thanks to an integrated live chat feature.
Bingo’s Fascinating History
Its easy, sociable format, as well as its widespread popularity over the past few decades, can make it seem as though the game now enjoyed as online Bingo is an invention of the 20th century. However, its history goes back much further.
The ancestor of the 90-ball and 75-ball Bingo games that you can play with us made its first appearance in Italy sometime around 1530. A game called Il Gioco del Lotto D’Italia became one of the most popular pastimes, and was eventually introduced to neighbouring France, where it was known as Le Lotto, in the 1770s.
It was also introduced to Germany, where a new use was found for it. Instead of being played only by players hoping to win money, it also was popular as a history, mathematics, and spelling teaching tool. Thankfully, whether you play 90-ball Bingo games or others with us at JackpotCity, there is very little to learn, but there is a whole lot of fun to be had – fun, and opportunities to win real-money jackpots and prizes.
Amazing Bingo Facts
In the USA, the game you can play with us on computer and mobile device was known originally as Beano, because players used beans to mark their cards. The name was changed to its current form in the early 20th century. The change happened only because a player called the wrong word when they had completed dabbing their ticket.
Edwin S. Lowe, a Polish immigrant to the USA, overhead the call, and thought the name sounded better than Beano. More than just having an ear for the sound of words, Lowe also had an eye for games. He must have done his marketing well, because approximately 10 000 games were being played every week by 1934. After hiring Carl Leffler, a mathematics professor from Columbia University, to produce different types of tickets, the New York-based salesman received the first ticket patent in 1942. He eventually sold his company for US$26 million in 1973, but not before he built the Tallyho Inn casino and hotel on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
In addition to being used as a fundraising avenue and as a social event for various community organisations, 75-ball online Bingo games and others have made some players unbelievably wealthy. One of those players was John Orchard, who, in 2012, won an eye-popping £5.9 million jackpot after buying a £0.30 card.
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Highly entertaining, incredibly easy, and potentially very lucrative, Bingo is an online casino game you cannot afford to miss. Be part of the action at JackpotCity Bingo.