For years, bingo has meant a trip to your local bingo hall, but as Bob Dylan once said (probably not about bingo) ‘the times, they are a-changing’, and as with pretty much everything else, you can now do it on the Internet. ‘Sacrilege!’ you may shout at the thought of playing bingo anywhere else other than the bingo hall, but here are 5 ways that bingo is actually better online…
1. You can play whenever you want
So it’s bingo night and you’re all excited. You’ve ironed your best pair of socks and you’ve perfected your ‘entering the bingo hall’ walk, but you’ve just remembered that your daughter and her annoying boyfriend with the jeans that are far too tight are coming for dinner and have ruined the whole evening.
With online bingo, you don’t have that problem. You no longer have to fit yourself around bingo; you can make bingo fit around you. Online bingo games start every few minutes, so you can literally come and go as you please. If you want to play at 2am in the bath or sat on the sofa in your pants then that’s fine. You can even get that little black dress out if you really want to, just as long as the wife doesn’t mind. With online bingo, there’s no-one there to judge.
2. Free money
Money makes the world go round, and with online bingo you can get some for free. Sort of. There are loads of offers available, particularly when you first sign up and if you’re savvy then you can take advantage of them. It may be a cheap ploy to get your business, but you can worry about that when you’re sipping cocktails in the Bahamas thanks to your winnings (note: you’re not guaranteed to win, obviously).
3. There’s a great variety of games
Imagine a TV with only one channel or a restaurant that served only one dish. Well, that’s what regular bingo can be a bit like sometimes. However, when playing online bingo, you’ll be stunned at the sheer number of different games available. You can play interactive casino-style bingo games or take part in live rooms where you play against other like-minded technologically-minded bingo-holics. With sites such as Bright Bingo
, you can play for months without playing the same game twice. Newer players can play in rooms with lower stakes, whilst more experienced players can up the stakes and potentially win stupidly large amounts of money.
4. The community is still there
One of the things people love about going to the bingo is the sense of community and camaraderie and rubbing it in other players’ faces when they win. Well fear not! Many online bingo sites actively encourage community and will have chat rooms and community areas of the site where you can meet other people and wax lyrical about whatever you want, and brag about your winnings of course.
5. There’s so much more than bingo
In the same way that shops put chocolate bars at the checkouts or bowling alleys always have an arcade, bingo sites will often have other areas for you to enjoy and spend your hard-earned money. You can try your hand at roulette, blackjack, slot machines, and myriad other flashy games that have some minor celebrity’s face attached or are sponsored by a Channel 4 quiz show. Basically, imagine Las Vegas casinos the MGM Grand
or the Bellagio
in your front room. But without Elton John or Barry Manilow turning up.