Bingo has been around for a long time. In its original board game format it was known as lotto and played mostly by children, Eventually adults began to take an interest in the game because it was so fast moving simple to play and very exciting.
Lotto eventually became bingo and enjoyed lots of success, sometimes played in informal settings, as well as in large, specially converted halls for cash prizes.
Bingo reached its first heights of popularity in the sixties and seventies, but that popularity began to fall away in the eighties and nineties when many of the bingo halls closed down due to rising costs and decreasing interest.
It’s not that people had stopped liking bingo more that playing in halls was not an attractive proposition for many of them. Having to leave their home on a cold winter night to get to their local bingo hall, filled with people who were making a lot of noise and smoking cigarettes was not everybody’s idea of fun.
So when online bingo made its first appearance in the late nineteen nineties it would be fair to say that it was greeted with open arms.
The reason why the on line game is increasingly more popular than its land based halls is because in today’s life is much more hectic, more women are at work and their spare time is much more limited than it was even ten years ago.
This is one of the reasons that online bingo is becoming so popular. People these days just do not have the time and sometimes the energy to spend a whole evening playing bingo in a hall, Many of them have young families that need taking care of, and their free time only begins when the children and the husband have gone to bed.
People love online bingo as the bingo rooms are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This means players can squeeze in a game when they have a few minutes to spare with their feet up and in their dressing gown, sipping on a cup of hot chocolate.
Add that to the fact that online bingo offers much bigger prizes than the land version ever did, because there are more players in every session looking to call out bingo!
At the same time because of the powerful software that online bingo players have at their disposal they can mark more cards than they could ever dream of in a live setting, and increase their chances of winning a jackpot.
And to put the real icing on the cake, online bingo players are constantly showered with all kinds of bonuses and promotions, including progressive jackpot prizes that are mouth wateringly large.
So if you ever ask yourself why people love online bingo-here are just some of the answers!
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