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First time electronic bingo players Emily Schupp (left) and Patrick Meyers celebrate their first win of the evening at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes.

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The game of BINGO has been around since the Italians invented it in the year 1530 (when it was called "Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia").


The game caught on amongst the wealthy in France in the late 1770s, when it was called Le Lotto).

It finally made its way over to America in 1929, where it was called "Beano," and that is what was yelled when somebody got all five numbers across, diagonally or down.

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