Games go through periods of being incredibly popular and then fading into history without much of a fanfare, drifting out of our minds and popularity as quickly as they came in. There are some games, however, which come out of nowhere, capture our imaginations and take hold of the whole industry – online bingo is one of those games.
Think back to around a decade ago, roughly 2005. How many online bingo websites were you aware of? You certainly weren’t aware of bingowebguide.com – an online bingo review website – because, well, there were no sites to review!
In fact, there almost wasn’t a bingo industry whatsoever let alone an online version of the game because the number of regular participants walking into their local halls to play the game was rapidly declining and many bingo operators were discussing closure rather than their foray into the online market.
Those who were bold enough to stick it out and to try their hands at online bingo have profited massively. It doesn’t really matter what television show you’re watching in the evenings, the chances are that you’re likely to see an advert for an online bingo website. You might even see one before you get home with many of them now on the side of bus stops or on posters around the town or city you work in.
These games have captured the imagination of the general public with both men and women of all ages (obviously over the age of 18) getting involved in a wide range of games and winning jackpots from as little as £5 to £500,000 – even more – without having to even leave their homes.
The games themselves have a variety of themes depending on which site you choose to play on. They have everything from X Factor bingo to Coronation Street bingo meaning gamers can identify with the themes and, if anything, they help them to enjoy them that little bit more because it’s not just a plain bingo card – it’s a combination of things they enjoy.
Having chosen your game it’s worth paying close attention to the prize money available both in terms of the actual jackpot and any promotions on offer for that particular game. The sites run deals from time to time whereby they offer players a significant bonus on their winnings meaning it can make much more sense to play a certain game at a certain time of day – although you do risk competing with an increased audience which in turn reduces your chances of winning (as the game is about luck rather than skill and experience).
One of the most important pieces of advice for any online bingo beginner, however, is to know when to call it a day. Just because the sites make it possible for you to play on the move through your mobile phone or tablet, doesn’t mean you have to keep going during your lunch break, your commute and even once you get into bed. This is how people get into financial difficulties so be sure to set yourself either a financial budget or playing limit so that this doesn’t happen to you.
It’s an enjoyable activity when played the right way so stay in control and you’ll have plenty of fun along the way.