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Introduction to BingoPal
Bingo was originally called Beano. It was played where a dealer would select random numbers and players would mark their cards with beans. They yelled Beano every time they thought they had won. The results had to be verified by the dealer before they were awarded the prize.
The version we know today came from Europe. When the game reached North America in 1929, it was still known as "Beano". It was first played in Georgia where a New York toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe renamed it "Bingo" after he overheard someone accidentally yell Bingo instead of Beano. In the thirties, a Catholic Priest from Pennsylvania used this game to raise funds in churches. This was how Bingo became so popular in America.
Each bingo card has 24 different numbers with a free space in the center with 5 columns. Each column on a bingo card starts with one of the letters in the word BINGO. The column letters are used to group and more easily identify the numbers contained in each column below. The distribution is as follows:
B five numbers from 1 to 15
I five numbers from 16 to 30
N four numbers from 31 to 45. The central spot is always free, so no number in it.
G five numbers from 46 to 60
O five numbers from 61 to 75
Bingo has a huge variety of patterns to win. The winner must be the first one to have all the numbers included in that particular pattern.
The patterns can be a straight line in any direction: vertical, horizontal or diagonal. Other patterns include three or the four corners of the board, shapes such as the letter T, a kite, a sword, or an arrow.
BingoPal is semi-automatic Bingo call software for your PC. It turns your computer into a Bingo machine. You can use it to generate and print your own customized bingo cards. Register and use your favorite slider cards. It randomly selects a number when you ask for one and if you have the sound on, it will also call out it out. When someone calls out Bingo, the dealer can verify the win by entering the five digit card number.The results are displayed and announced. It comes with everything you need to play bingo.
The numbers are displayed in big fonts so that they are easily visible.
The sound feature calls each number three times in a very clear easy to understand voice.
History of balls called is maintained. Last number called is blinking.
In case of error, you can back up the numbers called.
Set the time interval between each call.
Next number to be called is displayed.
Create you own bingo card for 1 or more players.
Tombola Cards and Rules
On each card there are 3 rows and 9 columns.
* Column 1 contains numbers from 1-10,
* Column 2 contains numbers from 11-20,
* Column 3 contains numbers from 21-30,
* Column 3 contains numbers from 31-40,
* Column 3 contains numbers from 41-50,
* Column 3 contains numbers from 51-60,
* Column 3 contains numbers from 61- 70,
* Column 3 contains numbers from 71-80,
* Column 9 contains numbers from 81-90.
Note that in each row, only 5 of the 9 columns are occupied by a number. The other columns are intentionally left blank.
Just as in American Bingo, as the numbers , one through ninety, are called out at random,
Players cover or mark that number on their cards.
The 5 rounds of a tombola game are:
* Ambo: 1st person to cover 2 numbers in a row
* Terno: 1st person to cover 3 numbers in a row
* Quaderno: 1st person to cover 4 numbers in a row
* Quinto: 1st person to cover 5 numbers in a row
* Tombola: 1st person to cover the designated pattern (may be all 15 numbers) on the card.
When one person has covered 2 out of the 5 numbers in a horizontal row, he/she will call out Ambo.
Then the game stops and the person collects his/her prize. The game continues, with prizes collected for the winners of the Terno, Quaderno, and Quinto rounds.
The person who finally covers all of the numbers of a designated pattern on his/her card calls out Tombola, and is considered the winner of the game.
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