Why Canadian Bingo Is A Classic Gambling Game

Why Canadian Bingo Is A Classic Gambling Game

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 18, 2021 at 11:06am

Colourful, action-packed slots and iconic table games usually get most of the attention when it comes to just about anything casino related. However, there’s one classic game without which no gambling offering seems complete – and that game is none other than Canadian Bingo.

Now available in a variety of forms that use different numbers of balls, the game’s roots go all the way back to 16th century Italy. Let’s take a closer look.

What Bingo Is

No matter what version you look at, Canadian Bingo is classed as a lottery-style game. Players purchase one or more tickets and then dab matching numbers as they’re called by a caller or game software. The first player to complete a winning sequence or line shouts ‘Bingo!’ to announce their win.

In land-based games, a caller usually draws the numbered balls from a drum or other equipment, while in games offered by online casinos, the results are drawn and called by the game software.

Variations Of The Game

The most common variations of Canadian Bingo include 75-ball, 90-ball, 80-ball, and 30-ball Bingo.

75-ball Bingo is the most popular form of the game in Canada and the U.S. It’s played with cards that feature 5x5 grids, the central square of which is always empty. The remaining squares contain numbers. One prize is offered per game, and it goes to the first player to complete the sequence and shout ‘Bingo.’

90-ball Bingo is the most popular version of the game in the U.K. and in several other countries. The cards feature 3x5 grids, and each game offers line and game prizes. Players can win with two-line, four-corner, and full house winning sequences.

80-ball Bingo offers a faster game than the 90-ball edition while not being as fast as the 75-ball version. The cards feature 4x4 grids that offer chances to dab vertical, horizontal, diagonal, square, and other winning sequences.

30-ball Bingo games are played with cards that feature a 3x3 grid. The gameplay is much faster than the 75-ball, 90-ball, and 80-ball variations.

The History Of Bingo

The Canadian Bingo we enjoy today owes its beginnings to Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia, an early lottery game that was played in Italy in the 1500s. In the 1700s, Le Lotto was introduced to France, where it grew in popularity among the wealthy middle and upper classes. However, when the game arrived in Germany in the 1800s, it was used to help children learn maths, spelling, and history.

The modern form of the game owes a great deal to American toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe, who created game cards under the name ‘Bingo’ in the early 1900s.

Play BINGO online. Sign up and play your cards NOW!


More News

Canadian Online Bingo Threatens Traditional Halls

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on July 07, 2021 at 11:07am
Canadian Online Bingo Threatens Traditional Halls

Canadian online Bingo is booming, and while that’s good news for the iconic game, it might put traditional Bingo halls in a precarious position.

ASA Tells Online Bingo Operators To Advertise Responsibly

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on July 02, 2021 at 12:07pm
ASA Tells Online Bingo Operators To Advertise Responsibly

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued a warning telling online Bingo operators to advertise responsibly. The authority stressed that Bi

Gaming Realms Extend Slingo Online Bingo Deal

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on May 17, 2021 at 1:05am
Gaming Realms Extend Slingo Online Bingo Deal

Gaming Realms, the online Bingo and casino game software developer, has announced an extension of its ongoing Slingo agreement with gambling tech firm

Celebrities Who Love Traditional & Online Bingo

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on May 08, 2021 at 12:05pm
Celebrities Who Love Traditional & Online Bingo

Online Bingo is just one of those games loved by almost everyone, from the stereotypical elderly lady across the street to Hollywood megastars. The ga

Boost Your Brain With Canadian Bingo Games

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 22, 2021 at 1:04am
Boost Your Brain With Canadian Bingo Games

Did you know that the Canadian Bingo so widely enjoyed at dedicated sites and even online casinos these days dates back many centuries? It can be trac

PLAYSTUDIOS Commission Huge Bingo Artwork

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 09, 2021 at 3:04am
PLAYSTUDIOS Commission Huge Bingo Artwork

Popular casino game developer PLAYSTUDIOS has collaborated with some of the most talented artists that Las Vegas has to offer. The one-of-a-kind artwo

IGT Agrees To e-Bingo Deal With OLGC

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on February 13, 2019 at 1:02am
IGT Agrees To e-Bingo Deal With OLGC

Well-known casino software distributor and supplier IGT has extended its working relationship with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC).

IGT Launches Electronic Bingo In Ontario

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on November 21, 2018 at 10:11am
IGT Launches Electronic Bingo In Ontario

It’s Bingo, it’s completely electronic, and it’s being rolled out at no fewer than 12 gaming centres in Canada. We’re referrin

Unibet Acquires Bingo.com Domain

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on January 06, 2015 at 12:01pm
Unibet Acquires Bingo.com Domain

Online gambling brand Unibet has bought the online gaming domain Bingo.com in a deal that’s been valued at CA$8 million. Acquisition of Bingo.c

Ontario will introduce Bingo to their gaming portfolio

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on May 31, 2013 at 12:05pm
Ontario will introduce Bingo to their gaming portfolio

It has been reported that Canadian province Ontario’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is soon to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a