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Several months after Bingo hit the market, Lowe was approached by a priest from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The Father had a problem in his parish. A fast thinking parishoner had come up with the idea of using Bingo as a way to get the church out of its financial troubles. The priest had put the scheme into operation after having bought several sets of Lowe's $2.00 Bingo game. However, problems developed immediately when it was found that each game produced half a dozen or more winners. Lowe could immediately see the tremendous fund raising possibilities of Bingo, but at the same time, he realized that to make the game workable on this large of a scale, a great many more combinations of numbers would have to be developed for the cards. To accomplish this, Lowe sought the services of an elderly professor of mathematics at Columbia University, one Carl Leffler. Lowe's request was the the professor devise 6,000 new Bingo cards with non repeating number groups. The professor agreed to a fee that remunerated him on a per card basis. As the professor worked on, each card became increasingly difficult. Lowe was impatient, and toward the end the price per card had risen to $100. Eventually, the task was completed. The E.S. Lowe Company had its 6,000 cards - at the expense of the professor's sanity!

The church of Wilkes-Barre was saved and after it, a Knights of Columbus Hall in Utica, New York. Word spread fast - "I used to get thousands of letters asking for help on setting up Bingo games, "said Lowe - so many that he published Bingo's first Instructional Manual. This effort was followed by a monthly news letter called The Blotter (absorbs all Bingo news) which was distributed to 37,000 subscribers. By 1934 there were an estimated 10,000 Bingo games a week, and Ed Lowe's firm had a thousand employees frantically trying to keep up with demand - nune entire floors of the New York office space, and 64 presses printing 24 hours a day - "... we used more newsprint than the New York Times!" According to Lowe, the largest Bingo game in history was played in New York's Teaneck Armory - 60,000 players, with another 10,000 being turned away at the door. Ten automobiles were given away. Bingo was off to a fast start, and at the same time, had reserved itself next to baseball and apple pie - thanks to Ed Lowe and the loss of Professor Leffler's sanity.


Read below about all the bingo Facts and some fascinating bingo History. Bingo has been around for nearly 500 years, so in comparison bingo online is a relatively new craze. But when bingo began it wasn’t quite the game that we all know. Here are some facts to impress your buddies with, while you’re enjoying a game of bingo online.

There are nearly 2 million admissions per week or around 90 million admissions per year to bingo clubs in Great Britain alone. No wonder the popularity of internet bingo has soared!

• Women spend 50% more time each week playing bingo than men. Come on guys, next time you’re heading to the pub choose an online bingo game instead and turn the tables on the women!

• There are over 1.4 million unique bingo cards possible.

Bingo is the most popular group leisure activity in the UK and the second most popular individual leisure activity. Who needs an outdoors adventure in the country when you can win big prize money on an online bingo game?

Bingo is the only gambling game allowed by the armed forces. So if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us!

Celebrities love bingo! Denise Van Outen is a big bingo fan, as are Catherine Zeta Jones and Robbie Williams. So you never know, you could be rubbing shoulders with the stars next time you’re chatting during an online bingo game.

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