Bingo used to be regarded as a bit of an old ladies’ game which was held in bingo halls where you had to be silent or face the glare of other players. Although this wasn’t necessarily the case – bingo has always been regarded as an enjoyable and social game – there were few young people willing to engage in the game. Today, the opposite couldn’t be more true as online bingo is one of the most popular pastimes to take part in!
So what is it about online bingo that has caused the game to make such an explosive comeback?
YOU CAN PLAY FOR FREE
There are so many bingo sites available online where you can play bingo for free without even having to make a deposit. In fact, many leading online bingo brands have entire sections dedicated to free bingo rooms. For example,bgo.com/bingo hosts three huge jackpot titles, ‘Crown Jewels’, ‘Extra Bingo!’ and ‘Beginner’s Luck’, which are all entirely free to play. This means that you can try bingo out without having to part with a single penny.
BINGO IS STILL A SOCIAL EVENT
Back in the days of bingo halls, players would come together to socialise, stay in touch with old friends and meet new friends whilst playing bingo.
As I mentioned back in February, almost every online bingo site has continued this tradition by featuring a chat function that allows players to communicate with each other in real time no matter where they are. Many players compare it to going out, except you don’t actually have to venture into the cold and you can stay in your pyjamas.
Online bingo is so social that there’s even bingo chat lingo, including BLNG (better luck next time) and HABO (have a better one)! Plus, some sites like Mirror Bingo and Rockin Bingo have integrated chat games where you can challenge your bingo buddies to a quick game.
PLAY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Online bingo is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day so no matter where you are if you have an internet connection and a desktop, tablet or smartphone you have access to a wide range of online bingo escapades! Whether you’re at home, waiting for the bus or on holiday, online bingo is always available.
VARIETY IS A VIRTUE
Online bingo has far more variety than its land-based counterpart. There are traditional bingo games such as 90-ball or 75-ball bingo as well as 80-ball games and even bingo scratch cards. Once you’ve picked which sort of game you’d like to play, there’s even more variety in the way you play, as there are far more bingo patterns possible online. If you’d like to know more about bingo patterns, bgo.com is worth another visit as it has a detailed explanation for each of them.