The Rise of Online Bingo
With the rise in popularity of online gambling the days of the traditional bingo hall appear to be numbered.
However, this is not to say that the game is in decline, the availability of online bingo has given rise to a new generation of younger bingo players.
A recent report claims that over the UK’s 2.4 million bingo players, around 700,000 of them are between the ages of 18 and 25.
The rise of smartphones is largely responsible for this, thanks to smartphones people can now play bingo wherever they are and as smartphone users tend to be young, it is no surprise that there is a large group of younger players.
At present there are over 250 online bingo websites available to UK players. Each year the industry makes about £600 million and is continuing to grow.
Now many sites are offering attractive signup bonuses, promotions and large prizes.
Thanks to the growth of social technologies, the social aspects of bingo have not been lost in its transition to the online world. Players can easily chat to one another while playing and friends who may not be able to meet face-to-face are still able to play each other.