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bingo card

noun
1.
a prepaid postcard inserted in a magazine by its publisher to enable a reader to order free information about advertised products.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; so called from the series of coded numbers on such cards, apparently suggesting the cards used in bingo
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  • Then, they look on their bingo card for an image of the correct answer and place a marker in this space.
  • The card has the appearance of a traditional bingo card, with a grid of five across and five down, with no free space.
  • The bingo card is located near the top of the screen along a center vertical line.
  • Students will find the answer on their bingo card and cover it with a marker.
  • Games are permitted to be conducted by electronic bingo card monitoring devices that are approved by the commission.
  • During the past year, many bingo licensees began using electronic bingo card minders at their bingo games.
  • Indicate if electronic bingo card monitoring devices will be available to the players.

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