Bingo is one of those things...you've either been and you love it or you think its that old fuddy duddy game...you know a bit like how most people think about bowls.
I remember getting dragged off as a kid to the "biggest bingo in WA" out near Guildford. I hated it, I got dumped in the crèche and left to fend for myself. That was until the day I spat the dummy and refused to go back. Mum let me play half of her book for the rest of that night. First game in I yelled out BINGO! Almost got murdered...but guess what, I had bingo and I was hooked.
Fast forward a few years, and here at Ozzie Park where we run our very own game of bingo every Monday night. Its Cliff's brain child and its doing amazing!!!
I dragged along my family last night to give it a test. It had been a while since we'd been and you could tell, because as we walked in we got a rowdy reception...something a kin to oh my gosh hell just froze over some young (-ish) people walked in.
I am so pleased to see that its grown into a great night out. The hall was full of people, the kitchen was open and pumping out meals for everyone and more to the point, everyone had a ball!
I'd highly recommend getting down to check it out. And if you've been before, especially at the beginning, make sure you come down again and give it another crack. The event has come along in leaps and bounds! Its a great night out for family and friends.
Fun Facts About Bingo
1. Educational Bingo Tool
Bingo tickets were used by the Germans in 1800. They used the game as an educational tool, which was designed to assist students with multiplication tables.
2. Bingo Arrangements In A Bingo Card
For the American style 75-ball bingo, there are about 552-million-billion-billion possible number combinations for a single bingo ticket?
3. The Joy Of Bingo
The top priority with new bingo players is to find enjoyment while playing the game. While winning a jackpot prize is only ranked fifth place.
4. Bingo Boosts The Brain
One of the best bingo facts right here. Did you know that playing bingo can keep your brain in trim? According to Southampton University, bingo players are more mentally agile than non-bingo players. It is also suggested that social activities, such as playing bingo, is just as good for your health as doing physical exercise.
5. Scottish Players Play More
One in five Scots people play bingo regularly, compared to one in 20 in the South of England.