Ah! Bingo, the game most people perceive as a boring game older people play at retirement homes and community centers. Yes, they do hold bingo games at places like these, and a good number of players are the elderly. But, boring it is not. Bingo is a game from the 18th century in Italy that later became popular around the world, due to its simple mechanics yet entertaining and social nature.
It has been around for a long time, and I believe it will be here even long after we become the old people playing the game at the community center, with it being adopted into several different digital variations.
The mechanics haven’t changed, a random number is drawn, and if your card has the same number, it is marked. Certain formations or complete blackouts will determine if your card won. But you no longer need to reach for your marker as computers not only do the drawing of numbers but also automatically mark your card for you. These are digital or video bingo, machines that you can find at bingo parlors and casinos, simple to use, and fast-paced.
These are old news, though, as they ruined an essential part of bingo, the social aspect of the game, which is what allows traditional bingo games from going away. But with the advent of online casinos, you may see a decline in these bingo places.
A good percentage of bingo players are elderly, and while they enjoy meeting people, most aren’t very fond of leaving their homes. Online bingo allows them to play the game while conversing with fellow players through an in-game chat room. Thus, they’re able to meet a more diverse group of players from all over the world. If they would like to play with friends, they can also simply invite them to play in the same game they are in.
Online casinos tend to give their games a more entertaining graphical fare to them, along with a wide variety of themes, bingo versions, and extras, increasing the entertainment value significantly.
These additional options aren’t something you can get at the usual bingo parlor. U.S. 5×5 Bingo, British 3×9 Bing, whatever kind, whatever flavor, online casino bingos likely have it.
Why Play Online Bingo
The same reason bingo is played, it gives a sense of community, and sometimes bingos are used as events to help certain causes. While I can’t say that all online casinos do these special events, online bingo and the communities it forms are amazing.
Some of which become some sort of pseudo-organization in itself sometimes. You can also just play online bingo for the fun of it. It makes for a great pastime, with its simple mechanics and decent jackpot prizes. But just like any other online casino sites, not all online bingo sites are legit. While the community can be real, and the game enjoyable, the point of it all is to win a prize/jackpot. Always remember to check the reviews of the prospective sites you want to play at.