Bingo is one of the world’s favorite pastimes, so when internet bingo came into play back in 1994, you can only imagine how and why it became so popular. Today, there are over 500,000 people playing bingo online (85% being women and 90% under 50 years old).There are multiple reasons why bingo players have replaced large bingo halls with online bingo — one of the top reasons being its convenience. Imagine being able to play a game of bingo in the comfort of your own home.
Online bingo players can earn money through rewards that are offered for playing regularly. Internet bingo sites all around the world are offering $10,000; $40,000 and in some cases even more. Genie Bingo for example is offering a monthly jackpot of a Million Sterling. So the more you play, the more money you could end up winning. Most games have a jackpot of approx $200. The size of the jackpot depends on the amount of participants per game and how much money they put into the game.
Advantages of Internet Bingo
Many bingo players enjoy internet bingo because they are able to pick the hours they want to play. At traditional bingo halls, there are specific days and times, which could sometimes collide with one’s schedule. Everyone enjoys the flexibility internet bingo offers and there’s no way a bingo hall could beat that. Players are able to enjoy this recreation without the need of spending money on gas or the requirement of leaving their home. There are free versions of bingo on the internet at online casino websites that don’t require a deposit, which is perfect for those who would like to test it out.
Smokers in the U.K. definitely enjoy participating in internet games at home because many bingo halls prohibited smoking. There are plenty of advantages to be had, based on the individuals that are playing. The freedom of playing on your own terms is a bit refreshing for most.
Anonymity and Internet Bingo
Some people like the idea of hiding behind the computer screen when playing internet bingo. Online bingo sites allow you to play bingo games without giving away your identity to the other players. If you want, no one will know who you are or what part of the world you’re participating from.
Variety of Internet Bingo Websites
Unlike with a bingo halls, you have very few to choose from. With the luxury of the internet, you are able to choose from a variety of bingo websites. There are hundreds of them out there that you can pick from, so if you don’t like one, you can go elsewhere at the click of your mouse.
Internet Bingo is Fun and Easy
One might think that transferring from the physical to the virtual would be a big difference for the player, but this isn’t the case with internet bingo. There are a variety of tutorials that are available online to assist you with the fundamentals of internet bingo. The rules are basically the same; you just have to understand how the interface works. Some internet bingo sites allow the players to chat while playing, so not only will you be playing your favorite game in the comfort of your home, but you can still maintain human interaction with the other players. Best of all, internet bingo allows you to win money without even leaving your house.
By Benjamin Sullivan
Benjamin is a freelance online analyst who has spent over 10 years embedded in the fascinating world of online gaming. He is also a consultant having worked with many UK online gaming operations. His current interest is covering the ever growing world of online bingo.