When Football and Bingo Meet
There are not many games with more tradition and history then football, but there is one that goes much further back than our beloved football and soccer… it is of course bingo.
Although not really classed as a sport, it is a game that appeals to the masses just like football does.
But what could be better than football we hear you ask?
Well, we think we might have the answer and it does actually involve football and bingo. Football Bingo is part of the Football Buster group and is a free to play, social game that allows you to win virtual FB coins to compete against other players across the world.
The game is based on real life football events with each player having a football bingo ticket generated for themselves. An amount of FB coins are awarded depending on how well you do – for example, if you get a full house on your ticket then you win a minimum of 200 FB coins.
The game is based on the teams that score a goal, so for example you have to pick 15 teams who you think will score a goal. These teams are added to your bingo ticket and away you go – hoping that your numbers (or goals) come up.
The beauty of the game at the time of writing is that there is no monetary value attached to the game in any way. This is because Football Buster do not actually have a gambling license as yet, although this could change in the future. However, it does have a thriving community of dedicated (and wildly competitive) players who all compete in a league table to have the most FB coins
You get an allocation of coins when you sign up and have to spend your coins to play, but you cannot buy them. This adds a certain element of strategy and skill to the game – plus of course your own level of knowledge and predictions when it comes to choosing who you think will score out of the teams playing.
Games are covered from European leagues and it also includes international games so you can pretty much play all year round.
We love bingo as well as football and whilst this isn’t strictly speaking traditional bingo (or traditional football for that matter), it is an awful lot of fun to play.
We may have to invent some new bingo terms though rather than the two fat ladies, but I am sure football fans are well versed in this kind of task given the amount of songs and chants that we hear week in and week out at football grounds.
Perhaps we might start to hear some of these football type chants down the local bingo clubs so get your thinking caps on. Although you might want to stay away from the one particular ‘you fat….’ Chant that is quite popular across English football grounds!
This is another example of when bingo was mixed with football: