Origins of Bingo


Subject:
Games & Puzzles , Bingo

Description:
Overview of the history of bingo. Describes how bingo "is a form of lottery and is a direct descendant of 'Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia' [from the 1500s]," how toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe discovered the "Beano" game in 1929, and how a woman called out "bingo" instead of "beano" when she won and that the name of the game was then changed. From the website for a 2000 documentary about bingo.

Publisher:
Jeffcoat Films

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.strangelife.com/bingodoc/bingohist.html


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