Cool facts about your favorite daubing game…

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Cool facts about your favorite daubing game…

An average game of bingo takes between four and four and a half minutes. Insert male/female zinger here.

The average time to check a winning card is about 30 seconds. What is the average time to get over ‘just missing’ a bingo? Unknown.

There is a “caller of the year competition” in which bingo callers compete for a two week holiday. I feel bad for the 2nd place finisher.

The French were the first to play with Bingo playing cards, tokens and reading those numbers out loud! On the other hand, they also popularized the white flag…

Bingo spread quickly throughout Europe. On the other hand, so did the plague, so I guess that isn’t saying much.

In 1929 America, when the game was first introduced to the US, they could only dream of playing it on a portable device: bingo accessories in those days consisted of a rubber stamp, a cardboard sheet and dried beans. Even for the days of depression it seemed depressing.

By the late 1940s, Bingo games sprung up all over the country like mobsters after Capone’s money, with thousands of games being played every week

Carl Leiffer, the professor who originally developed the bingo cards, reportedly went insane after working on thousands of combinations for the game.

The average age of bingo players is 45

The majority of bingo players have 1-3 children under the age of 15

Many bingo players also play slot machines or video slots. Not at the same time, of course.

According to a survey, winning is only reason #5 for playing bingo. Enjoyment was ranked as #1. What’s your #1 reason for playing Wild Bingo?

In North Carolina, USA, it’s illegal for a bingo game to last for more than 5 hours. Forget illegal – There really is nothing else in NC to do that one could find themselves playing bingo for that long…?

The world’s largest bingo included 70,000 players and took place in Bogota, Columbia. Who was the caller in this one? I hope he had a strong voice.

Regular bingo players tend to get a bit upset if a false bingo is called up.  Gee, I wonder why that is…?

According to a study, the majority of regular bingo players also love cats. So if I play bingo and I love dogs, that would make me…what?

Over $80 million is spent in the US alone on bingo every week. What does bingo do with all that money…?

There are over five hundred fifty-two septillion possible arrangements of the numbers on a Bingo card. Septillion is a really big number – 1 followed by 24 zeroes, so you can imagine…

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