Over the years, bingo has come on quite a journey to becoming the mega game it is today in the UK. We’ve gone from playing bingo in bingo halls to enjoying these games on our mobile phones – but where did it all begin?
Here, we’re going to look at bingo’s rise to glory in the UK. Keep reading if you’d like to know more.
Where Did It Begin?
Bingo is said to have come from the Italian lottery back in the 16th century which was subsequently adapted by the UK to form the UK’s National Lottery. Whilst it’s hard to pinpoint the exact time that Bingo hit the UK, it has been noted that it gained popularity when it appeared at fairs and carnivals in the 1920’s. In 1942, Erwin S. Lowe patented the modern bingo card, and this is said to be when things really got going.
In the 1940’s Bingo halls sprung up like mushrooms, mainly due to large multiples getting involved but also thanks to small town and sea side arcades adopting bingo games too. People from around the UK would visit their local bingo hall and enjoy some time with their friends. Bingo halls became more popular during the war time as people needed somewhere to join together and celebrate something happy. Read More “Bingo’s Rise To Glory In The UK”