Bingo is one of the most popular games in the world. The online version of this popular numbers game has had a growing following for years now.

Mobile phone bingo has just started to take off in the UK with new mobile games from Foxy Bingo, LadyLuck’s and the new mBet Bingo.

Bingo originated in the US, as we know it today from a country fair game called beano. This was a game where a dealer would pull numbered discs out of a box. People would then mark cards with beans to try and get beano.

The history of bingo can be traced all the way back to an Italian lottery game from the 1530’s that is still played to this very day. The lottery game then migrated to France where it was known as Le Lotto.

Versions of this popular lottery game started popping up all over Europe and eventually made its way to North America in the form of beano.

The history of bingo can be traced through out Europe and with each new version of the game the popularity began to grow. The simple act of calling out bingo can be linked to these old time lotto games.

Just think, the bingo game that you are playing now can be linked back to rich French aristocrats.