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Just recently I chanced upon a question posted on yahoo answers saying “Do they play bingo in America?”, posted by some UK guy. Well it was quite surprising to see that a lot of people still don't know about the history of bingo!!

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Bingo is an important part of America’s history and culture. For those who are not aware, bingo originated in America four decades before finally it came to roost in UK.

Though, bingo doesn’t belong to America by origin, it originated in Italy, bingo acquired its present form only after it entered America in late 1920s. It was Edwin Lowe, an American toy salesman, who changed the early name of beano to bingo, after he overheard someone unexpectedly yelling bingo instead of beano. He with another gentleman Carl Leffler, a Columbia university math professor, made great efforts to modernize and popularize bingo. By 1930, Leffler created as many as 6000 unique bingo cards. Rumors has it he went insane after completing the job!

In US, Bingo was initially played as fundraisers by churches and many charities. Over years, it has evolved into several popular variations like 75 ball bingo, 90 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo etc. and is played in almost unlimited patterns across globe. If you live in America, 75 ball bingo is your game. Nowadays, there is plethora of websites that allows you to play both 75 ball and 90 ball bingo, no matter you belong to US or UK.

So next time, when such a question pops in your head, take time to surf the net, you’ll find heaps of information about American bingo. In the meanwhile, why not try playing bingo the American way? Play American bingo at 123bingo onlineand grab some great offers! And hey don't forget to explore America's most favorite GSN Bingo America!

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