Playing bingo is for little old ladies with nothing better to do – this was the common perception of bingo for years. But things have changed. Recently playing bingo, especially online bingo, has become a whole new trend.
According to statistics, more than 1.6 million people in America play bingo in bingo halls. This figure is more than the amount of people who go to the movies or to bowling alleys!
It is well known that the rich and famous such as Robbie Williams, Bill Clinton, Elle MacPherson, Damon Hill and Jade Jagger love playing bingo. Also, more and more people visit websites to play online bingo – the new trend.
In the past, playing bingo was not as easy as one might think. Players had to sit in a stuffy, often smoke-filled bingo hall for hours, checking their cards for their numbers whilst trying to hear which number the caller called. Players had to leave their houses and could only play at specific nights when the hall was open.
This has all changed. Today players can play when, and for as long as they want in the comfort of their own homes. By playing bingo online players can meet other bingo lovers from various countries and backgrounds. Most online versions have a chat room in addition to the game itself. Players can mark off their cards or have the game mark off their cards automatically, which enables them to chat with the other participants without having to concentrate on their cards. Many sites offer chat games as an opportunity for players to win extra money.
Another role player in the increasing number of people playing bingo online is the relaxation factor. Many players have realized that playing bingo online is a great way to relax after a hard day at work.
Playing online bingo is not only for older people, many younger people have discovered the endless entertainment of playing bingo online. Statistics show that the average age of players is 41. And even more surprisingly is that over 80 percent of those players are between the ages of 25 and 55. These statistics also show that a surprisingly low percentage of people over the age of 65 are playing online. This low percentage might be due to the fact that participants of 65 are not very internet savvy.
But unlike most other trends, experts say that playing bingo online is a trend that is not going to fade away. Online bingo is here to stay!