Not many people know this, but bingo started all the way back during the 16th century. Originally a small game to win by chance, it grew over time to become a popular gambling game. At first it was enjoyed by polite gentlemen who were unable to visit bingo halls, and it was played in the privacy of their homes.
This lifestyle led to the development of the game into a popular gambling game, attracting cops and bounty hunters to the game as well as shady characters who were known to visit bingo halls. To stay ahead of the changing game, newer halls were built and new games were developed in secret.
As people got more comfortable with the game, new forms were created, including bingo halls that were designed to look like the actual halls that had been modified to beoorbooks. When these halls began to catch on and to increasingly capture the interest of people, it was decided that the game would be renamed again. This is when the infamous name bingo was coined.
Misleadingly nicknamed, bingo as we know it today began in Italy in 1530 as the Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia, which was a combination of two Italian lottery winnings, the namely Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia (known as the Italian Lotto) and the yawning Uno.
Bingo as we know it today began in 1530 in Italy as the Italian version of the very popular game Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia. The game was brought to the UK by the traveling salesman of a toy manufacturer via the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth. During the ‘Class III’ fever that swept the country during the 16th century, the unique game of bingo was brought to the Palace of Versailles.
Queen Elizabeth was angry by the popularity of the game and after lamenting the state of affairs, she forbade anyone within her Kingdom to play the game. However, the smart and fashionable elite were unconstrained by this law and bingo spread further throughout the Kingdom.
Autions were issued by the monarchs and the wives and queens of the various gens keeping away from the game, until the quite obvious reason why they were not playing was revealed. They were all afraid of the game because they were convinced that the game was so unpredictable and unlike any other game, that it was unpredictable in a good way.
They were absolutely sure that the future of the game was unknown. During the 16th century it was well known that if you were to mass together with a large group of people in a specific area, there was a very high probability that some of them would have the combination that would work and therefore win.
The fact that numbers are repeating themselves in the universe was definitely of concern to the conservative religious people, who had a fear of change. They knew in their hearts that what had happened in history was that certain numbers had significance and when in the future there were more of them, then the danger was that they too would be the victim of the cycle.
Queen Elizabeth I had no choice but to issue a mild ban on the game because it was clear that too many people were under the age of playing the game and in some cases were still playing the game in an underage manner.
So what we can take from the ages of the players
- Between the ages of 16 and 70 almost everyone played bingo
- The majority of people played the game during the week and at weekends
- The majority of men played bingo and other men played poker
- Around 40 percent played the game every day
- 80 percent of the men played bingo on the weekend
- 60 percent of the men played bingo, according to the surveys
- 75 percent of the men played bingo in the privacy of their homes
- 90 percent of the men bought an Introductory Card.
- 75 percent of the men use the money that they win to play further games.
- 75 percent of the women never bought a Card.
- 90 percent of the women introduced money to the purchasing Cards.
What we can take from the survey
- More than 90 percent of the people never bought a Card
- 80 percent of the people never met a Card
- 60 percent of the people never made a deposit
- 50 percent of the people never used a credit card
- 40 percent of the people never purchased anything using a credit card
It does not take anything away from the fact that men and women totally chose each other as friends, but it does show that a very high percentage of people are under the age of 18.
While this study provides further insight into the lives of young people, the situations of people over the age of 65 are sometimes overlooked.