No longer a game for grannies to while away their days as pensioners, gossiping with their friends in the local Bingo hall, the game of Bingo has moved off the high street and into the digital world. The fact that many traditional land based Bingo halls can be seen boarded up or converted to another use may have given many people the misleading idea that the game is losing popularity. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth with more people than ever around the world playing Bingo. It is simply that much of the play has moved into an online environment. There will still of course be land-based Bingo halls that retain popularity and flourish and there is of course something unique about playing all casino games in a traditional live environment. But the changing landscape of gaming means that inevitably much play will move online and there wont be as many live venues for games like Bingo as there may have been in the past.
One of the most positive aspects of the online migration of Bingo play is that the demographic of those enjoying the game is also changing significantly and bringing it to a more diverse audience. 20 percent of those playing online Bingo are men, a far higher percentage than the male representation you are likely to find in a traditional Bingo hall. The average age of the online Bingo player is also far lower, at 38. As a low stakes, exciting form of gambling Bingo seems to have gained a following of younger players that would not consider themselves to be really ‘gamblers’, and are not keen to play other more expensive gambling games online. So what are the most popular online Bingo platforms in the UK?
Paddy Power Bingo
Paddy Power’s Bingo room uses Playtech software and is therefore pretty much the same game environment as you will find in other Playtech casino and gaming providers. As one of the first online Bingo platforms Playtech Bingo rooms have probably the largest number of players so you should be able to find games going on pretty much 24 hours a day. There are a few different variations on bingo available so as well as the 92 ball Bingo you would associate with Bingo halls in the UK you can find 72 ball Bingo more common in the US as well as other variations such as Turbo Bingo, a much quicker variation on the game.