Television: Bingo!

Into TV's big bin of parlor games last week fell one of the oldest and simplest: bingo. With the legalized numbers game breaking records in New Jersey, and New York State* all set to play, Manhattan's

WABD decided that bingo would be a good bet for TV too. It was.

Opening day, thousands of housewives dropped their after-lunch chores to play, and within ten minutes some 5,000 phone callers had deluged the station's specially installed phones to ask questions or cry "Bingo!" The exchange was so badly jammed that the New York Telephone Co. pleaded with the station to stop airing the phone...

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