December is Bingo Month

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Click here and here to read about Bingo Month. I didn’t realize it until I read these websites that Bingo originated in Italy in 1530. It was a lottery called “Lo Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia” played in Italy in c.1530. By the eighteenth century, the game had matured, and in France, playing cards, tokens, the reading out of numbers had been added to the game. In the nineteenth century, Bingo was widely used in Germany for educational purposes to teach children spelling, animal names, and multiplication tables.

Click here to read about when/how Bingo became a fund raiser in the U.S.

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