by Max Bellamy
Bingo finds its roots in the Italian lottery, and can be traced back to the early 1500s. Earlier it was called “Beano,” and was later changed to Bingo when a game enthusiast was so thrilled by winning she exclaimed “Bingo”; that’s how it still is known today. This game is played all over the world in different ways, and various types of equipment are used in playing this game.
Bingo blower is one such piece of equipment used. It is an electronic, motor-driven device that holds bingo balls, which resemble Ping-Pong balls. It continually mixes the balls by blowing them around inside the device, and then a chute on the blower randomly pulls a ball out for the caller of the bingo game. In this way, a bingo blower ensures a random calling of each game.
This equipment comes in many variants and configurations. The smaller variant is called Las Vegas style blowers, or bubble-top blowers. Also in vogue are the larger variants, which are about the size of a desk. These are made so that all of the players can see the balls inside the device as they are mixed by the internal fan. The other equipment is bingo papers that are available in different kinds like elite, champion, books, and random.
Bingo cards are also used to play. Here, the winner is disclosed by a method wherein the players have to obtain bingo cards from point-of-sale that prints bingo cards and allows the players to play online. Each bingo card is represented as a bitmap, containing an entry corresponding to each square on the bingo card. Winning players are identified by comparing the card bitmap to each of the possible winning bitmaps.
In this way, using different equipment, you can enjoy this game along with the enthusiasts who like the challenge of solving a puzzle.
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