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Bingo, also called Lotto, game of chance using cards on which there is a grid of numbers, a row of which constitute a win when they have been chosen at random. Bingo is one of the most popular forms of low-priced gambling in the world.

To play bingo, which is a form of lottery, each player purchases one or more cards divided into numbered and blank squares. Randomly chosen numbers, usually up to 75 or 90, are called out by a “banker.” The first player to achieve a card (or a line) in which all of the numbers have been called shouts “bingo” or “house” and collects the entire stake money, usually less a specified percentage, if that is permitted by local law. In another popular variation, the central square on the card is free, and the first player on whose card five of the called numbers appear in a row—vertically, horizontally, or diagonally—is the winner. The prize (jackpot) may amount to thousands of dollars. Bingo is legal in most U.S. states that prohibit other forms of gambling. It is permitted in Ireland when the profits are for charity; and it is closely regulated in the United Kingdom, where lotto halls were subjected to a tax in 1966.

Bingo has had many names and variations. The earliest name, lotto (or loto), a children’s game, was first recorded in 1778. The original American form, called keno, kino, or po-keno, dates from the early 19th century. The only form of gambling permitted in the British armed services, the game is called in the Royal Navy tombola (1880) and in the Army, house (1900), or housy-housy. Other American names are beano, lucky, radio, and fortune. At the height of its popularity during the Great Depression of the 1930s, a variant (often called screeno) was played in motion-picture theatres, with one night in the week designated bank night, when patrons received free bingo cards with their admission tickets; prizes amounted to hundreds of dollars in cash or merchandise.

Bingo has been played enthusiastically in Japan and has even been introduced at the casino in Monte-Carlo. In Great Britain the game received its greatest impetus when the Betting and Gaming Act of 1960 permitted the formation of a large number of commercial lotto clubs. Within a few years, the game achieved a popularity equaling or exceeding that which it had formerly enjoyed in the United States.

Bingo, game of chance using cards on which there is a grid of numbers, a row of which constitute a win when they have been chosen at random. Bingo is one of the most popular forms of low-priced gambling in the world. To play bingo, which is a form of lottery, each player purchases one or more c

USA Bingo

USA Bingo is a fun way for your students to learn the states and capitals, along with other geographic facts.

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USA Bingo is a fun way for your students to learn the basic geography of the USA (states and capitals). Though the focus is learning where the states are there is a lot of other geography sprinkled throughout.

Game includes:

  • 20 bingo cards (10 usable at one time)
  • 4 x 4 (10) and 5 x 5 (10) bingo cards
  • 52 flash cards (state on one side, clues on the other)
  • Map of the USA (states labelled)
  • Map of the USA (capitals labelled)
  • 124 USA Bingo Tokens
  • Many ways to play (see below)

USA Bingo is unique approach to learning USA geography for your students.

  • Grade Level: 3 – 8
  • Full Color
  • Pages: 80

This is a disposable book. You will have to take it apart in order to use it.

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By adding USA Extra Bingo Cards you’ll have enough cards for classroom use: 40 cards usable at one time. 40 4 x 4 cards and 40 5 x 5 cards.

Many Ways to Play

  • 2 Different Bingo Cards
    There is a 4 x 4 bingo card and a 5 x 5 bingo card. The 4 x 4 card squares show the states in their context with surrounding states. The 5 x 5 card squares show ONLY the state. Both types have a star showing the locations of the state capitals.
  • Show the State
    Simply show the state flash card to students. This is great for when students are just learning the states.
  • Name the State
    Once students have learned the states by sight, simply say the name of the state.
  • Read the Story Clues
    Each flash card has two clues in a short story type format. By naming surrounding states, geographical features and cities in an entertaining way the students determine what state it is.
  • Read the Quirky Rhymes
    Each flash card has one quirky rhyme that gives a clue for the state and capital.
  • Student Review
    Students can use the flash cards on their own to learn and review the states without playing the game.

Sample Bingo Cards, Flash Cards & Maps

  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo Card 4 x 4 Version 1
  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo Card 4 x 4 Version 2
  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo Card 4 x 4 Version 3
  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo Card 5 x 5 Variation 1
  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo Card 5 x 5 Variation 2
  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo Card 5 x 5 Variation 3
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Back Alabama
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Back Alaska
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Back Kansas
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Back Kentucky
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Back New Jersey
  • Gallery Image: USA Bingo: Bingo Tokens
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Front North Dakota
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Front Oklahoma
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Front Oregon
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Front Utah
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Front Vermont
  • Gallery Image: USA Flash Card Front Ohio
  • Gallery Image: USA Map: State Capitals
  • Gallery Image: USA Map: States

Sample Clue

We are standing on the highest point east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet). It was named after Elisha Mitchell who died in 1857 while trying to verify his original findings that this was the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Let’s all remember that. Don’t second guess yourself. There’s a moral here that I think… “Cut! What are you doing?” I’m just trying to use a historical event to pass on some of my great knowledge and wisdom. “No. Don’t do that. It’s a bingo game! Stay on task!” Man, that guy is irritating. Anyway, this peak is also the highest peak in the Appalachian Mountains which pass through this state. North of us is Virginia, south of us is….well, I’m not going to tell you because that would really give it away, east of us is the Atlantic Ocean and west of us is Tennessee. Which state are we in? And for a two year round trip to the planet Mars (food not included) which state is south of us?

Sample Quirky Poem

My new Yorkshire Terrier is much smaller than my Saint Bernard.
Its head doesn’t reach Al’s boney knee even when its jumping hard.

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USA Bingo is a fun way for your students to learn the basic geography of the USA (states and capitals).