The traditional game of bingo as we know it dates back to the early 1500’s in Italy. It then moved to France where wealthy people played for fun and eventually to Germany where it was used as educational practice for children. The game as we know it today made it to the US around 1929 but was called ‘Beano’ as players used beans as markers.
Soon the game of bingo was being played in churches for fundraisers and became more of a social event rather than a game that is played by a selected few. The game provided fun as well as low-cost entertainment for people from all walks of life.
How online bingo has taken the world by storm
The rise of online bingo sites has brought about a massive change and advantages for bingo players who are looking to play from home or on the go, without the inconvenience of having to go to a bingo hall. Since almost everyone has a home computer these days, online bingo sites offer a myriad of benefits.
People are living and working around hectic schedules and most of us don’t have the flexibility to work around the schedules of bingo halls. If you want to play a game of bingo, but can’t make it to your local bingo hall, you can play online bingo 24/7 without any time restrictions.
Playing online bingo games at your convenience also means you can play whenever you want and however you want. If you don’t fancy leaving the house and would like to play in your pyjamas, you now can. You also don’t need to pay attention to the bingo numbers being called out if you want to as it is all automatic. You can easily be away from your computer when you hear the winning bingo call. You might soon discover that you won the bingo game while you were away.
Another great benefit of online bingo sites is the myriad of bonuses. Most online bingo sites offer a welcome bonus when new players sign up. Not only do they get a match bonus resulting in free bonus cash but sometimes, bingo sites offer a number of days free play with the opportunity of winning real money. You don’t get this kind of bonuses at bingo halls.
If you think that playing online bingo means you won’t get to socialize with other punters, think again. Just because you are playing from the comfort of your home, doesn’t mean you don’t get to chat and make new friends. The majority of online bingo sites offer a variety of online chat rooms where you can chat with other bingo players.
Even better, these chat rooms are monitored by friendly chat moderators and who run side chat games during a bingo session. These chat games can help you win a number of freebies including free spins, bingo tickets as well as real money.
With more and more bingo players signing up online, there are better games being offered with bigger prizes and jackpots. Bingo sites are constantly enhancing their in-game chat rooms so bingo players have another incentive to socialize with other bingo players.