Bingo is one of the most popular gambling games to play for people of all ages, not just the old, around the world. It is played by millions of people traditionally, in bingo halls, and online, every single day. But here are some facts you may or may not have known about bingo.
According to studies, bingo is good for your brain! And apparently it doesn’t only keep the mind sharp; research shows that playing bingo as a social activity can be just as good for the body as doing physical exercise.
You are apparently most likely to become a millionaire playing bingo than any other game, with odds of winning that million estimated by Cambridge University at 200,000-1.
Bingo was originally called ‘beano’. This is thought to be due to the fact that players would use dried beans, a rubber stamp and cardboard sheets to participate in the game.
An estimated 8% of people in the UK regularly play bingo, some at big name bingo sites, others in traditional bingo halls. 10% of all women play and 5% of all men. The average age of bingo players is 47.
Your odds of winning at bingo are pretty good. 96% of people who play bingo have won the game at some point. Unlike other casino games such as blackjack, someone has to win at bingo every time.
Studies show that people do not necessarily play bingo to win. In fact, the number one reason why people play bingo is because they enjoy it, whereas winning comes in at number five.
Bingo is a huge industry in America too now – over $90 million is spend on bingo cards alone in a week in the States.