The Rise of Bingo
The game of Bingo, in its modern form, materialized in the 1930s in the US where it became a huge hit all over the country. Originally a feature of the traveling carnival circuit, the game quickly spread and bingo halls opened up across the country. By the 1940s bingo became a mainstream game found in almost every US city. You can learn more about the interesting history of bingo by reading our selection of bingo history
The first bingo games
appeared on the web in 1996. However, it wasn't until the early 2000s that the larger online casinos started offering it as an option for their players. Because bingo was mainly thought of as a low stakes game that seniors enjoyed socially, most online casinos didn't think it would be much of a moneymaker. As technology progressed and the Internet became more social and interactive, it became clear that the time for online bingo had arrived. Furthermore, there was no reason to keep bingo a low stakes game anymore. Because online casinos could be more liberal with their betting limits and payout, they could offer jackpots never seen in conventional bingo halls. Now it is not uncommon to see progressive jackpots grow to $10,000 or even $100,000.