A topic that is often talked about by bingo fans is the future that lies ahead for online bingo. The debate which rages at the moment all over the chat rooms and forums is whether or not you would play bingo on your mobile phone? This is the question that the majority of online bingo halls have been asking themselves of late. If the online gaming companies could deliver a sizeable amount of real money bingo players playing bingo games on their mobile phones, it would surely increase the market, allowing for bigger jackpots, better prizes and more competitions and giveaways which will in turn benefit the player.
There are advantages and disadvantages linked to playing online bingo for real money on a mobile phone. The first advantage that springs to mind is that bingo fans will literally be able to play bingo anywhere, anytime, for as long as they want. Bingo fans could play bingo on park bench, whilst waiting for a train, on a bus or anywhere else they please. Another advantage to mobile bingo players is the ability to play bingo and interact with their friends. Say for example, some friends go out for dinner, as they wait for their order or their food they can fire up a game of mobile bingo and maybe even win a jackpot to pay for dinner?
There are definitely other issues to consider before online bingo moves into the mobile gaming world. For instance, the technology involved needs to be up to the job, especially if they want to represent the quality associated with the online bingo brands. After all, phones were not built to play online bingo on them; it’s just an additional benefit. If online bingo via mobile phones was to increase in popularity I’m sure it wouldn’t take long for a leading brand within the industry to strike a deal with one of the mobile phone companies to produce a phone with the bingo software already built in.
One other issue to be concerned about with mobile gaming is distractions! It is possible to take a phone call during a game, but what if the call becomes drawn out and the bingo games ends? Or the conversation has meant, you are unable to continue playing (emergency)? This is without a doubt one of the obstacles faced by online bingo providers when trying to break the mobile gaming market.
Many companies are also anxious about connectivity issues – how well the software will cope when in weak service areas, considering phone companies are still struggling with providing full bars in many areas, and even densely populated areas. A solution to that issue is that an online bingo game could potentially time out on your phone, but your bingo card would still be in play – in effect it would be like pre-buy games where you don’t necessarily need to be present when taking part in the game. As online bingo doesn’t need constant attention like for example, poker where you would need to play each hand to have a possibility of winning any money.
The future of online bingo on mobile phones may still have some way to go yet, but it’s making great progress and your favourite bingo site could well develop a mobile version and launch it very soon.
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By Erim Jones