The game of B-I-N-G-O can be traced to an Italian lottery game in the 1500's. Modern Bingo, as we know it, dates to 1929.* Bingo night in parrish halls has been a revenue-generating, Catholic tradition for a long time. Even network TV has featured Bingo from time to time. Bingo seems to be fading from churches and other venues, somewhat attributed to the no-smoking regulations. However, virtual Bingo is a big hit to the game-playing, Facebook crowd.
Greensboro's own Diamond Bingo Hall, featured above, is located at the corner of Summit Avenue and Rankin Road in northeast Greensboro. Diamond Bingo doesn't have a website, so we have no idea of what it is like in side, how much it costs, what you can win. A google search reveals 19 bingo halls in Greensboro and the surrounding area; so, at least some people in the Greensboro area must enjoy playing bingo. Children love the learning versions in school. Civic Organizations and non-profits host Bingo games for fundrasiers, too. Guilford Green's bingo events have brought tens of thousands of dollars to the Greensboro community.
Well, the weekend is here. Let us know if you're out playing BINGO and, if you are, here is some Bingo trivia to share with fellow gamers. Happy Friday folks. Please do something fun, even if it isn't Bingo.