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How were the bingo calls first created?

by ReadyBetGo Editor

If you have played OnlineBingo before then there is certainly one thing that you cannot avoid laughing about. We are not talking about the big halls filled with sociable friends, or even the amountReadyBetGo EditorThere are occasions when we here at ReadyBetGo want to bring you interesting facts about the gambling industry  When something catches our eye, we will publish it for your enjoyment. 
  of cards you can get – but they are a load of fun. No, we are, of course, talking about the hilarious bingo calls that the caller makes to rhyme or crudely comment on whatever numbers come from the tombola.

One thing that you may have noticed is that the bingo calls very rarely seem to change. Despite perhaps going to a few different halls and having different callers, the bingo calls have forever remained pretty much the same.

We all want to know why and how the bingo calls were created, and luckily for you, we have all the answers!

The history of bingo and the origins of its wacky calls

If you want to know where all the silly and crude bingo calls were first created, first you have got to know a little bit about bingo history so that you can apply this knowledge and figure some of them out for yourself.

Buckle in, get your notebooks and pens out, and sit up straight because we are going to take you through a brief history of bingo and through to the origins of bingo calls:

  •         If you have been thinking that bingo resembles the national lottery then you would be absolutely right. Bingo should almost be done for copyright infringement because of how close the game is to its cousin, the lottery.
  •         Fortunately for bingo, copyright laws weren’t around in Italy in 1530, the birthplace of what we can call bingo these days.
  •         The game was, in fact, an off-shoot of the national lottery, and the Italians would turn up to their bingo hall every Saturday and hope their numbers would come up!
  •         The game was essentially the same bingo that we play today with a tombola filled with balls, cards, daubers, and even a bingo caller shouting crude and primitive number rhymes in Italian.
  •         Bingo crossed the border in the late 1700s, over to France, and brought with it its calling techniques.
  •         Finally, when bingo made its way to England, that is where the callers, as we know them, we first created. Our beautiful language allows for many disgusting and rude rhymes to be formed… and they certainly were!

What are some of the best bingo calls that have withstood history?

So, the Italians created the game and the English pioneered the creation of bingo callers ad their often risqué bingo calls! There are obviously a few bingo calls that stand out over the rest and maybe you have a few favourites for yourself.

Here are what we think the top three best bingo calls that have withstood the test of time are:

  1.       88, Two Fat Ladies – What could be more classic!
  2.       69, a Meal for Two – One of the rudest bingo calls to this day
  3.       43, Down on your knees – I wouldn’t try and imagine this one if I were you
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