When it comes to what I like to call a social gaming phenomenon, there simply is no game in the world like online bingo.
Bingo has finally gotten that horrid little monkey off its back – the one that pigeonholed it as an old folks’ game. We now know that online bingo gaming is a whole lot more than a game for geriatrics. Bingo is a game to be enjoyed by everyone.
The latest demographics in the UK, Europe and indeed the USA suggest that bingo is being played by much younger groups of people. Estimates suggest that many more females game at bingo than males – some 70% – 80% of players are female. And the median age group is around 42 years old. That’s a whole lot different to that image that’s conjured up in our minds when we reflect on Sunday bingo games at bingo halls.
Bingo’s saving grace is its dynamism. It’s a game that certainly moves with the times. The dawning of a new age has come in electronic bingo, speed bingo (30 ball bingo), 80 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, 90 ball bingo and more variants being developed as we talk. The game not only offers tremendous scope for changes in pace, but it’s also the most social game you can bet on. That’s because bingo is loaded with chat rooms, forums, blogs and 24/7 customer service.
Anyone who’s had the pleasure of gaming at a top-class bingo operator knows all too well that bingo chat room moderators are always close at hand. And they offer more than advice – they’re friendly folks who’ll chat about pretty much anything. Bingo rooms come replete with some of the best sign-up bonuses and promotional offers. It’s not unheard of of folks winning stunning exotic vacations or concert tickets or big prize money.
So next time you’re thinking of a game and you’re unsure what to play, think bingo. It’s a whole lot more fun for the whole family than you ever imagined.