Is Bingo Really Gambling?

Is Bingo Really Gambling?

Written by: ava carson on 22/10/2011 18:05

Some may question whether or not bingo is really a form of gambling or just a game. The answer can be found in the definition of gambling or by simply asking a true blue bingo player. Gambling is the wagering of money or material possessions. If that’s the case, then isn’t that what we do when we play bingo? To bingo lovers around the world there’s no doubt.

Bingo certainly has come a long way from its original sixteenth century Italian roots. At one time the only way bingo could lawfully be played in the U.S. was if players used paper cards. We certainly have come a long way in the UK. Bingo is a popular activity to gamblers of all ages.

Recall a trip to a land based bingo club. In some cases you have spent a fortune after purchasing your tickets. If you prefer the electronic bingo option, then you are likely paying heftier prices. The spending doesn’t stop there. Fruit machines and side games are readily available to those willing and able. Throw in a cocktail and it’s a regular night at the casino.

What about the prizes? The prizes are no joke. Many clubs offer £100, £500 or even £1,000 houses. A chance to win prizes like that would be a brilliant return on your wager. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s bingo baby!

Spend one evening at a UK bingo club then ask yourself “is bingo really gambling”?

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