Playing “Bingo” (“Lotto”)Category: Sport
Bingo. Since the Betting Act of 1961 made them possible, Bingo halls have taken over from cinema shows. Four out of five British adults gamble in some way, and Bingo has provided a safe new excitement for housewives, with the tense dedication of a casino and without the disasters. The washing is abandoned at 3 p. m. as wives rush out to get a good place at the Bingo tables. It costs 2/6 or 5/ — to get in, and as much again to play.