The game of bingo traces its origins to Italy almost 500 years ago when its precursor was known as ‘Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia’. Throughout the years it has become more and more popular as it has spread through Europe and then to the North American continent. In recent times with the invention and proliferation of the internet, the game has increased its exposure as numerous online bingo sites have popped up in a more frequent fashion in the wake of the expansion of the online gaming industry boom fuelled by online poker, sports betting and casino sites.
With this new interest in the game of bingo a newer, younger and more eclectic type of player has been drawn to the game. This newer generation of players from a multitude of backgrounds and demographics has not only become interested in playing bingo, they have taken their youthful exuberance and creativity to turn the game into something more social away from its online and offline forms. The most famous of the children born of this new breed of bingo players is the offshoot of novelty bingo cards.
These novelty bingo cards have been used on many occasions over recent years for major events, with the BRIT Awards as well as sporting tournaments such as the NFL Superbowl and Majors in Golf allowing the owners of the cards to view the events as interactive games where the on screen action and commentary provides the viewer the chance to check off their bingo cards and win the agreed upon prizes amongst fellow viewers and friends.
Bingo cards, however, do not only need to be created and used for major, one off events as there are many different long term situations that a set of bingo cards could be created for gaming and as a payoff between friends. For this one of the better topics to use could be a celebrity or a celebrity couple as the rich and famous stars of TV, movies and music are so frequently in the newspapers and on the internet with the high points, low points and mundane areas of their lives highlighted in a regular fashion that words used for the creation of bingo cards can be found quickly and easily.
Take, for example, Ben Affleck who has had a low point of being barred from the Blackjack tables at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas followed shortly by newly released pictures from the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film. Entries in the vein of ‘Gambling’ ‘Film Promos’ and ‘Front Page Headlines’ could all be incorporated into a bingo card for the Good Will Hunting star.
Should you choose a celebrity couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who recently tied the knot in Florence in Italy, with their massive music and TV careers would offer a great set of keywords to include on a celebrity bingo card that would allow a varied and, at times, unpredictable game thanks to a fiery and passionate relationship. Recent years have seen allegations of cheating as well as their recent marriage and the birth of their daughter, so ‘Cheating’, ‘Divorce’ and ‘More Children’ all quickly spring to mind when thinking of the creation of a bingo card for these megastars.
Celebrities and the events that they attend, such as the Oscars, Grammys as well as any number of award ceremonies and film premieres are all primed and ready for the use of creating both longer and shorter term bingo card games. This will allow players to enjoy reading and hearing about their favourite celebrities while competing with friends in a competitive, yet enjoyable, style of gameplay.