Bingo Is Not For The Elderly

If you think bingo is a stodgy game just for people in the old-folks home, think again. Online bingo is actually a huge world-wide business bringing in billions of dollars. Why is this game so popular around the world? Let's investigate.

Online bingo gaming sites have been around since the early days of the commercial internet. BingoMania, for instance, has been around since 1996. These sites combine bingo games and chat rooms to provide a social area where people from around the world can play bingo together. Unlike a traditional bingo hall, chat between the players is encouraged to keep people playing for longer. 

Yes, bingo is a form of gambling but it is one that most governments turn a bit of a blind eye toward. There is no real skill involved in bingo. Other than making sure you find your numbers fast and call bingo first, that's it. Most bingo sites have an option where the software will mark the numbers for you and call bingo, basically running the game on its own while you chat.

Due to the social element, it's not surprising that this game attracts far more women than men. It is estimated that around 70% of all online bingo players are female. What may surprise you more is that a large proportion of the women are young. Playing bingo online is probably not your best bet for a dating site, but you never know!

Besides the social element, most bingo sites use gamification techniques like many of the popular Facebook games. Winning bonus money is the most common. The bonus money you win on sites usually can't be converted into actual money, but it does let you play for longer. The sites will also offer bonus money for actual cash deposits. Unfortunately, you usually have to play for quite a long time and win a substantial amount of money before you can make a withdrawal. Yet due to the social element and easy game play, most players aren't worried about making money off the game. It's just a way to pass time.

If you're looking for something a bit mindless to play on your smartphone where you can win a little cash and talk with a lot of women around the world, you may want to consider giving online bingo a shot. There are quite a number of sites out there. Do your research and look for the ones that have been around for a long time. They'll have the largest player bases and the most secure systems.

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