or Mallorcan Bingo Quines is
derived from the Latin for group of five and was first used in France
The game itself is thought to have been brought to France by Louis XIV
asked two Italian adventurers for a game of chance that would enable
raise more taxes.
taken to the United States by German
immigrants, it was known as beano or the corn game,
before evolving into
the bingo we know today. It is still played with dried beans in Portol, where
the numbers are drawn from a gourd. Always played in the local bars
Christmas festivities, it is also a popular pastime played in the cool
late evenings in summer.
In general, prizes are provisions, such as a jamon serrano or local products although, nowadays, monetary prizes are also common