Interesting and Kooky little Bingo Tit-Bits!


By - Linzi


Think You Know Online Bingo?. If you love onlinebingo as much as we do then you will LOVE these funny and interesting little bingo facts!


Did you know……


  • • Bingo makes you smart?  Studies form Harvard University and Southampton University showed that playing online bingo is as good for your health as running, jogging or swimming!

  • • Bingo could make you a millionaire?  Cambridge University claim that this is the best game to play if you want to become a millionaire as the chances of bagging a jackpot as big as £1,000,000 is actually 200,000 to 1!

  • • Bingo started as a way of the ItalianGovernment to bag some cash?  They created the Il Gioco del Lotto d'Italiabecause they needed money and didn’t want to impose or increase taxes!

  • • Americans love bingo?  You may think that the game of bingo is a very British thing but Americans spend almost $100 million on bingo every single week!

  • • Bingo fans are very superstitious?  Yes – they have lucky chairs, lucky daubers, lucky numbers, lucky times of the day and even lucky pants!

  • • German children played bingo in school?  That’s right – in Germany they used the game of bingo to help their school kids understand numbers better.  Lucky them!

  • • Bingo can cause madness?  Don’t worry – this has actually only been recorded once!  A mathematician named Carl Leffler went mad after we developed a whopping 6,000 number combinations for bingo!

  • • Women named Margaret are luckier?  It sounds crazy but statistically ladies called Margaret win bingo games more than any other!

  • • It’s all about taking part for most bingo players?  You may think that all we care about is winning those lovely big jackpots but according to bingo polls carried out across the world asking people why they loved bingo, winning the jackpot was placed 5th.

  • • Bingo is not for OAP’s?  In fact, 30% of players are actually aged 35 years and below!

  • • The UK is bingo obsessed?  A massive 3 million UK bingo fans play every single day!  However the majority of that number is Scottish players, with 1 in 5 of them playing bingo regularly as opposed to 1 in 20 in England!

  • • The ladies love bingo?  A massive 70% to 85% of players are female.

  • • Celebs love bingo?  The lovely Take That boys are said to love bingo as is supermodel Elle McPherson, Sharon Osborne, Catherine Zeta Jones and Denise Van Outen.

  • • Bingo is a speedy affair?  The average game takes just 4 minutes with the callers calling 23 numbers each minute and the average win time being just 30 seconds!

  • • Aussies love bingo, too?  But they call it “Housie”.

  • • We love bingo at the weekends?  Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 8pm and 11pm are the busiest times to play and it just so happens that this is when the jackpots are the highest!

  • • Bingo players love kids?  The majority of them have at least one of the little nippers!

  • • They play bingo in the army?  This is the only form of gambling allowed in the barracks.
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