Eyes Down at Gibb House

It was eyes down for some old fashioned Bingo at Gibb House on Friday.

Two little ducks was the call they were all awaiting for, although ‘dabber’s’ weren’t needed in this games as tenants used recycled bottle lids to mark their cards

Interestingly the game itself, was not originally called Bingo. It is thought to have had its roots in Italy in the 16th century, specifically, around 1530. Bingo originates from the Italian lottery, Il Gioco del Lotto d’Italia. From Italy, the game spread to France and was known as Le Lotto, played by the French aristocracy. The game is then believed to have migrated to Great Britain, and other parts of Europe in the 18th century. Bingo played in the UK (90-ball bingo) is not to be confused with bingo played in the US (75-ball bingo), as the tickets and the calling are slightly different.

Looks like this will become a regular occurrence based on how serious this was taken.