Bingo has been a well loved game world-wide for many years; it enjoys huge popularity in the UK, US, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Spanish speaking countries amongst many others.
With the advent of the internet, online gaming became hugely popular, first poker with massive success and then who knew, but online bingo would nearly reach the same meteoric rise in popularity as this card game!
Online bingo may yet even surpass online poker in popularity as it grows in strength to strength, year on year.
To understand why online bingo has become so popular, one has to understand the mentality of the game. The land based version of bingo was already widely spread and well loved, it is easy to play, relaxing, a great night out and fantastic prizes could be won.
It is also well integrated into society as soft gambling with a big heart, in that bingo has a history of being used for fund raising, for charitable concerns and this makes it more socially acceptable.
Most of all bingo is a social game, it has become an excuse for the proverbial girls and even boys night out, the game that gets old people hearts kick-started when they go on a weekly or bi-weekly outing.
It is social to the extreme, which means it may be the only form of socializing some people get to do.
In recent times high speed internet connections have become widely available, and in the UK in particular, there is an initiative by the government to get this form of communication into every UK residents home.
It is getting cheaper and is spreading into Europe and South America AND getting better all the time. This created a perfect gaming platform for playing bingo, but why bingo in particular? Because anyone can play and anyone can learn to use the internet, this game knows no boundaries.
Not age, race, or income bracket.
How to start playing bingo online?
Is the simplest of all to understand, choose a site, register and play! Even people who have never used a computer before are able to get the knack in no time, and there are millions of computer literate children and grandchildren out there who are more than willing to give the older generation a heads up on how to start playing, and most good sites provide tutorials.
In keeping with the social aspect of the game, in the beginning of online bingo, people found it difficult to perceive how. Surely playing a game online is a lonesome activity and as far from social as anything could be. But nothing could be further from the truth.
In actual fact, what an online bingo site really is, is a social network site, which draws like-minded people together, to meet new friends, play bingo together and if lady luck is on their side, win prizes.
Most online bingo players will tell you that it is fantastic to win prizes and when they do win, none are more surprised than they.
But for the most part, this playing takes place for the social and entertainment aspects, chatting and making new friends it integral to online bingo players, particularly in the UK market.
There is nothing difficult about playing online bingo, as all the hard work is done for the player. Auto-daub being the most important feature, this dabs the numbers of the cards as the game plays, so a winner will never miss any all important lucky numbers.
Sites also offer 24 hour customer service for any questions, but the rest is just point the mouse and click.