National Bingo Day in The Villages FL – June 27, 2022

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National Bingo Day in The Villages FL – June 27, 2022

Nearly everyone who grew up during a certain part of the late 20th century is familiar with Bingo. The game, which first came to the U.S. in the 1930s, started with paper cards sporting 24 numbered squares arranged in five rows and five columns — plus that enticing “free space” in the middle which seems to promise a short cut to riches! Bingo’s making a comeback today thanks to Bingo games on mobile devices. National Bingo Day, on June 27, celebrates America’s love of Bingo. Read on for a little nostalgia and a look at where Bingo’s headed next.


    • Play on your phone

Not surprisingly, Bingo has made a smooth transition to the digital world. Apps make it easy to play anytime and compete against your friends. You can also scream, “Bingo,” really loud on National Bingo Day — although the neighbors might get a little puzzled.

    • Find a local game

Big cities and small towns throughout the U.S. still feature Bingo events. Check online for dates and times. There are plenty of new variations and winning card patterns to keep things interesting. Bingo has come a long way from straight lines.

    • Get social

If you can’t make new friends during a raucous Bingo gathering, you’re not trying hard enough. Barriers come down quickly when there’s real money at stake. And yes, Bingo marriages happen all the time.


    1. Lucky 7

Spaces include the top row — plus a diagonal row from the upper right corner to the lower left corner.

    1. Arrow

This requires either the middle row or column — plus two mini-diagonals to form the shape of an arrow (nine squares in all).

    1. 4 Corners

This one can go quickly. Cover the four corners and you win.

    1. Satellite

Thirteen spaces required — all nine inner squares plus the four corners. This would be fun if your pieces lit up.

    1. Blackout

Get set for a long evening. You’ll need to cover every square on the card. Hint: play this one last.


    • Easy to play

No complex rules here. Basically, if you can count, you can play Bingo. Cards display 24 numbers ranging from 1 through 75. If the host calls out the numbers fitting a certain pattern on your card — you scream “Bingo!” and proceed to collect your prize.

    • It’s friendly

Bingo tends to turn into one big party. Players make friends quickly and enjoy the camaraderie. It’s a stress-free way to spend time and have fun!

    • No age limit

Bingo games attract people of all ages and remain extremely popular among seniors. You don’t need nerves of steel or a compelling “poker face” to have a successful Bingo experience.

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