Things You Didnt Know About Bingo From Mecca Bingo Bolton
12th December 2014
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Did you know that Bingo was never meant to be called that at all. Here Mecca Bingo  Bolton give us a few fun facts about Bingo,that you probably didn't know.

  1. Bingo was originally called Beano -It was called this as beans were used to cover the numbers but Edwin Lowe renamed it to Bingo after he heard a contenstant shout Bingo instead of Bingo!
  2. The first Bingo Game was played around 1530 - Yes its that long ago, the first recorded version of Bingo seems to have been played in Italy in 1530 
  3. Bingo Came to Britain in the 1950's- Bingo only made it to the UK around 1950 but it soon became popular with the post war population and thats when bigger operators such as Rank (Mecca) came into their own.
  4. Online Bingo is now huge - Canadian Firm Parlay Entertainment claim to have launched online bingo in 1996 but seems to struggle holding onto UK and european customers
  5. Over 8% of the worlds population play bingo at one time or another- This is why Bingo is such big business.

So if you've never been to bingo you are missing a treat. its a fantastic environment with great food and drink, excellent entertainment alongside the Bingo such as tribute acts, shopping nights and much more.

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