One of the famous kind’s lotteries is bingo. Bingo is one of the most popular kinds of games which are played in the clubs, casinos and the online casinos. Lo Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia may be said to be the reason for the development of this famous game of bingo. The Italian national lottery which was organized in 1530 is held without any disturbance till today. It is held in regular weekly intervals and plays a major role in the budget of the government. The contribution by the government is more than 75 million dollars. The typical bingo card in the 1778 consisted of nine vertical rows and three horizontal rows. The horizontal row was 5 numbered and had blank spaces in four places. Where as in the vertical arrangement the first row had the numbers from 1 to 10 and the second row had the arrangement of numbers 11 to 20 and the same way will 90.
It is important to note that the lotto cards are never alike in the same game. The lotto also had a board and chips which had numbers from 1 to 90 inscribed upon the. These tokens were kept in a bag which was generally made of cloth and the caller would draw the chips one by one and place them on the board. The person playing the game was required to strike or cover the number, if called by the caller. To win the person must have his whole horizontal row covered.
1800’s saw the rise of the educational lotto games. For instance in 1850s, in Germany, children were though multiplication with the help of bingo. There were various other kinds of lotto such as Animal Lotto, Spelling Lotto and historical lotto.
Beano is another kind of lotto. The idea of beano was discovered by an American who traveled to Germany and witnessed lotto. This game had a slight variation as the numbers had to be covered by beans and the caller called out the numbers after picking them up from a cigar box. Edwin S. Lowe witnessed this game at a carnival near Jacksonville and devised a game called the bingo after experimenting with this game with his friends in his apartment.
After the game bingo had become famous it was used by the priest of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in order to solve the financial crisis of the church. But it was discovered by the father that many people were winning and hence the profit from the game was not much. Hence, to solve this problem Carl Leffler, a mathematician, came to the rescue. The mathematicians worked hard to make bingo more profitable.