National Bingo Day — 27 June

Nearly everyone who grew up during a certain part of the late 20th century is familiar with Bingo. The game, which first came to the U.S. in the 1930s, started with paper cards sporting 24 numbered squares arranged in five rows and five columns — plus that enticing “free space” in the middle which seems to promise a short cut to riches! Bingo’s making a comeback today thanks to Bingo games on mobile devices. National Bingo Day, on June 27, celebrates America’s love of Bingo. Read on for a little nostalgia and a look at where Bingo’s headed next.

Hint: Check your mobile phone.

In addition, to help celebrate National Bingo Day, Fort Mason Games’ mobile game “Lucky Scratch” for Android devices will have free live Bingo games every hour (for 24 hours) in the app! It’s free to play and you can win real cash prizes. There are lots of fun Bingo patterns including “Four-leaf clover,” “Martini glass,” “Classic Bingo,” and “Blackout.”

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27 June