The traditional game of bingo has been struggling to keep going for some time now. It had its ‘boom’ period back in the 1960s and 70s, but ever since then – in the UK anyway – it has started to slow down with halls closing their doors as it’s no longer financially viable to stay open and to keep offering the incentives to get people through the doors. Instead of playing bingo, people found other forms of entertainment and the industry as a whole seemed doomed.
Since the turn of the millennium, however, and thanks to the modern digital era, it’s been revitalised and – if you listen to a lot of experts – saved… by the Internet. The smartphone generation, who spend all day everyday on their phones and tablets, want to be entertained quickly and easily, and bingo has slotted in seamlessly, giving them everything they need.
The bingo comparison websites give people the information they need quickly and easily, helping them to choose between the various websites all offering different packages and games and they can then go away and download the relevant app or log onto that particular website to either research further or play on their chosen device.
Its the variety of options available that is the main reason behind the recent upturn in fortunes for those in and behind the bingo industry. By making the games available to more people, on more devices, in more locations, they are able to reach out and engage with a much wider audience than ever before. The traditional halls are still there – and to some extent recovering – but people who have less free time available, but like bingo, are now able to partake in one of their favourite pastimes when they get a few minutes to themselves which they weren’t able to do traditionally as a night at the bingo takes several hours.
Throw in the various bonuses and offers available on the websites and apps, and the online version of the game is significantly more appealing. When a user signs up for a bingo website, they often do so because they’ve seen an advert or read a review explaining the various offers available when they register. One such example is a £15 no-deposit bonus for new players which allows people to play instantly, without depositing a penny into an account, so they can start playing and (hopefully) winning.
There are also further bonuses available, ranging from 100% to around 500%, for those who continue to use their accounts, depositing money to play with and on top of their winnings, so that they have plenty of incentives to stay with that site rather than going somewhere else and closing their accounts – something which is obviously good for the players because they have the potential to earn and win more money, and bad for the site because they lose a paying customer.