Bingo has been around in one form or another since the mid-1500s, beginning in Italy as a lottery-style game called “Il Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia.” It didn’t catch on in North America until the 1920s, when it became a popular game at carnivals. Bingo got its official rule book in 1933 and has been going strong ever since.
Whether you’re running a one-time charity bingo event or heading up a bingo hall, part of attracting that generational cross-section is to stock your games with attractive, high-quality bingo supplies. The most important piece in any game of bingo is, of course, the paper. With so many choices out there, here are four reasons why you need to be playing UniMax bingo paper at your event or venue.
1. Easy Play for Beginners and Experienced Players Alike
Each bingo event tends to be a mix of new players who are just learning the game, as well as those who practically have dabber ink running through their veins. UniMax bingo paper makes play easy and fun for all players. With its enhanced half border of exciting colors, the players are easily able to focus on the numbers they need to mark. For those seasoned players, the clarity of the UniMax bingo face makes it easy for them to play multiple cards - with no problem at all. The page number printed on each sheet lets all players know exactly which sheet they should be playing.
2. UniMax Bingo Paper is a High Quality Product
The kind of products you use speaks volumes about your event and your bingo venue. That’s why quality matters. It adds to the professional appeal of your bingo event and makes the game more enjoyable for your players. UniMax paper is a high quality product that does not require a wax sheet, therefore eliminates waste and also reduces freight costs – and there is no ink bleed through! Additionally, UniMax paper is machine-collated which reduces manufacturing errors. This means there is less likelihood of torn sheets, missing pages, or pages that are printed with the wrong colors.
3. Easy Tracking of Sales
Customers may not be worried about this aspect of bingo play, but you certainly are — and UniMax paper makes it a snap to track your booklet sales. Each UniMax booklet is consecutively numbered. This allows for quick and accurate tracking of every booklet sale. In addition to this, the booklets are packed in sets, sequentially by audit number. As you move through and sell booklets, you can always quickly find out how many books you’ve sold at any point in the event or evening. This makes it easy to encourage extra booklet purchases to hit those sales goals!
4. Better Security
Besides increasing sales, one of the biggest concerns with choosing bingo paper is security. When you choose UniMax bingo paper, you make it easier for your staff to sort out fraudulent booklets or cards. For starters, UniMax only uses one serial number per set, which makes things incredibly simple, eliminating illegal paper and missed revenue. Additionally, each series is marked with a unique symbol in the “O” of “BINGO”, which makes it easier for your staff to identify valid cards.
In addition to this, all of the audit numbers for the 3V, 6V, 9S, and 18H UniMax bingo papers are printed on each sheet of the booklet. This lets you know if that sheet/booklet was sold for that bingo session. Each cut is also identified with a prefix before the numerical number of each audit number, meaning no more finagling around with complicated charts. Finally, a 2D barcode on each sheet contains all of the necessary information about each bingo booklet, including the serial number, audit number, paper type and series, pages per book, and page number). Great for those with point of sale systems!
Why choose UniMax bingo paper? With all of these reasons, why would you not? To find out more and order your supplies, check out the Arrow International website. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter while you're there!