bingo

(redirected from bingos)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

bingo

a gambling game, usually played with several people, in which numbers selected at random are called out and the players cover the numbers on their individual cards. The first to cover a given arrangement of numbers is the winner

Bingo

 

a game played with cards covered by rows of printed numbers. The aim of the game is for the players to cover the numbers on their cards that are called out by one of the players who reads them from special wooden chips. The winning player is the one who is the first to cover fully one or more rows of numbers on his card. Bingo first appeared in Genoa, Italy, in the 16th century where it was known as lotto. In 1521 the Venetian Senate banned bingo as a form of gambling. In Russia bingo has been known since the 18th century. Children’s bingo has pictures of animals and plants instead of numbers.

bingo

A term used by combat pilots to indicate the aircraft has reached the minimal fuel for safe return to the base or to the designated alternate. The aircraft has minimum fuel plus a safety reserve for return to the base or ship.
References in periodicals archive ?
6,585,590 "Method and system for operating a bingo game on the Internet", with other Patent applications pending in other countries.
The fact that AOL UK has chosen to partner with Bingos.
AOL Bingo is available to AOL members who are over the age of 18 and located in the United Kingdom.
com was one of the first Bingo sites on the Internet.
Last year, Britons staked more than Pounds Sterling 1 billion at land-based Bingo halls and visited Bingo clubs some 95 million times-seven times as many visits as to Premiership football games.
Amount of online bingo sites globally by type, 2008-10 (%)
Bingo as a share of gross gaming market wagers in Spain
As one of the top bingo operators on the Internet, our mission is to offer gamers exciting and trustworthy Web entertainment," said Richard Chambers, CEO of Bingo Entertainment NV.
The company's new poker software is performing well, now rolled out to major licensees -- InterCasino, Peak Entertainment and William Hill, one of the first land-based groups to offer online poker -- in addition to today's new poker customer, Bingo Entertainment.
The BINGOMATIC games will be added to the Company's current Jackpot Bingo progressive systems.
BINGOMATIC is an intriguing new 15-line slot game based on Casino Data Systems' popular Bandit(TM) technology and adds a compelling and unique concept to CDS' family of bingo video slot games.
After every 12 bingo ball numbers are revealed on the slot reels, the bingo card "scrolls" up one line, adding drama and anticipation to this classic game.