The Rise and Rise of Online Bingo
Like all good games, the old ones are often the best, and bingo is no exception. It was first played in Italy in the sixteenth century and gradually became one of the world’s most popular games all the way through to the end of the twentieth century.
Yet just when it seemed that bingo had had its day, it underwent a reinvention and has since become one of the most popular online games around today.
The reasons behind its popularity are manifold. Firstly, it’s really easy to play; and since it went online it’s got even easier as you don’t even need to concentrate to make sure you mark off all your numbers as the computer software does it for you.
Secondly, for a small stake you could win a great prize – and now of course, with online games the prize values have become really amazing. This is because there are so many other people online playing the same games and so the value of the jackpots keeps growing.
And although the traditional game of bingo had a particular following among older ladies, the online version is seeing a huge variety in players, with both women and men of all ages playing a few rounds on the way home from work or as a way to unwind at the end of a busy day.
There’s a big social aspect to playing bingo online too, although you might not think so before you’ve tried it. But in fact most bingo sites have chat rooms where players can enjoy a get-together while the bingo cards are marked off automatically. You don’t need to worry about calling House – and any wins are credited onto your gaming balance.
Many bingo games also have special features like bonus mini games that pop up during play, and there are often other types of games on the same sites – so you can switch when you fancy playing something different.