Bingo around the World

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It’s easy to imagine that bingo has been around for more than a few decades. In fact, different variations of the much-loved game have been played for nearly five hundred years!

Invented in Italy during the 16th century, bingo has grown to become a world-wide phenomenon that’s played in many different formats.

Here’s a run-down of how the game has evolved across the world.
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Meet a Mecca bingo caller

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Bingo caller

John O’Connell is a bingo caller at Mecca Forge in Glasgow. He recently spoke to the Metro newspaper about working as the club’s Bob – or bingo caller! We’ve popped the interview below so if you didn’t grab a copy on your morning commute, you can have a read at your leisure.

 

We’ve also got our own BOB over at MeccaBingo.com. Our Best Odds Bingo name was inspired by the fabulous callers that announce the numbers for every game.

 

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