Beginner's Guide on How to Play Bingo
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Sunday, July 14, 2024

Beginner's Guide on How to Play Bingo

What if people yelled out "beano" instead of "bingo" when they won?
Well, apparently, they used to!

Bingo dates way back to the 1500s. The game evolved, like any other, moving from country to country, witnessing a number of variations, until it eventually became popularized as "beano."

Apparently, it was only somewhere around the 1920s where the winner yelled "bingo," instead of "beano," thus changing the name forever. Or until someone else can trigger a change like that.

Well, you're only going to have a shot at name changing if you know how to play bingo.

So let's have a gander at how it works.

What Do You Need?
As a game of chance, bingo has seen its fair share of variations. However, this is what you need for a typical, classic style of bingo.

• Cards: You need a good set of bingo cards with five columns and rows. Each column must begin with an alphabet (B, I, N, G, O). And continue with random numbers ranging from 1-15 (in the first line) followed by 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61-70 in subsequent lines.

• A Caller: Someone to conduct the whole game by picking random numbers and calling them out.

• The Numbers: These are generally numbered balls that are read out by the caller.

• The Dauber: This is a sort of marker for players to cross out numbers on their card that called out.

General Rules on How to Play Bingo
Who Can Play: Pretty much anyone can play bingo! Typically it depends on the kinds of prizes that are up for grabs. If it's money, maybe you wouldn't be comfortable letting your kids play, but generally, it's a family-friendly game, particularly big among the seniors of the community.

How it Works: The caller calls out a random number, and if you have it on your card, you get to block it or mark it out with your dauber. However, if you're playing bingo in a casino online, or anywhere else, the system will probably mark it out for you.

Remember that each column begins with an alphabet. Now when you mark out all the numbers in any given column, you can then mark out the alphabet as well.

Before the set of numbers get called out, the caller may tell you what you're playing for. Yes, everyone is playing for "BINGO", which is when all your numbers (and alphabets) get blotted out. However, sometimes there are prizes for the person who gets the first five numbers or the first full-line, so pay attention.

The person who marks out all their numbers gets "BINGO". Yelling bingo when you get it is appreciated.

Other Variations
Well now that you know how to play bingo, you can consider other variations. If you're hosting a kids party you can even use things besides numbers to fill in the lines. Maybe tiny animals, fruits or whatever you think they'll enjoy.

Want to work your brain? Head over to high roller online casinos for fun games of every kind!

Today's News

September 9, 2020

Mark Bradford reveals new paintings quarantined in a grain tower

You can always get what you want: Stones open new store

T.S. Eliot's estate donates 'Cats' royalties to Brontë Museum

Comic books flourish on crowdfunding sites, drawing big names

Super-rare Machine Man robot with original box leads Morphy's Sept. 23-24 Toy Auction

Hindman announces highlights included in the Atlanta Collections auction

Grad student's research leads to discovery of Biddy Mason in SF mural

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. reopens with a solo exhibition of works on paper by Kara Walker

I'm Not the Only One: Fraenkel Gallery opens a group exhibition

The National Gallery of Denmark delves into the story of how epidemics have affected the world

Simon Lee Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Toby Ziegler

Tiny mouse-size art proves a hit in Sweden

Colombian curator José Roca appointed as Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney

Robert Berry Gallery opens new show, PerFlection and (im)Perfection: One Vision in Parallel Lives

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson opens Gregory Halpern's exhibition "Soleil cou coupé"

Personal effects of major US political figure up for auction at Ewbank's

'Israel jazz dares' - Jerusalem festival plays despite pandemic

Jazz lives in clubs. The pandemic is threatening its future.

Bortolami opens an exhibition with New York-based performance artist Aki Sasamoto

Autry President announces retirement; Successor named

CENTRALE for contemporary art opens an exhibition of works by Xavier Noiret-Thomé & Henk Visch

Paradigm Gallery announces representation of photographer Shawn Theodore

miart presents its first digital edition

Beginner's Guide on How to Play Bingo

What Will Happen To Bitcoin In The Next 2 Years

Top 5 Pro Mp3 Convertors

Wedding dress: Things to consider

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful