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The Rapid Rise in Online Bingo Popularity

Top reasons why online bingo is the must-play attraction!

Prior to the Internet boom, traditional bingo halls were a staple for seniors. Middle-aged men and women typically gathered on Sundays to enjoy social games of bingo. The most popular variants include the American 75 ball bingo and the UK 90 ball bingo. Over time, bingo halls have seen a decline in numbers, owing to the rise in popularity of online bingo. The gaming industry rebranded bingo to appeal to a younger, more energetic, trendy crowd of players. And the results certainly speak for themselves. Online bingo comes in many different shapes and sizes - 5 line bingo, 30 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo & 90 ball bingo - alongside progressive jackpot bingo games and other exciting attractions. Perhaps the reason why so many people play bingo is that no specific skill or strategy is required. Unlike blackjack, craps or baccarat, bingo players simply need to daub or autodaub the numbers that are called out by the bingo caller. It's that easy!

Why is Online Bingo so Popular?

There are many reasons why traditional bingo halls went into decline and online bingo rooms became universally popular. Chief among them is the fact that online bingo is more accessible, more user-friendly, offers bigger jackpots around-the-clock and has an interactive appeal. Most of the online bingo rooms cater to a UK-based gaming audience with a predominantly female player base. The number of male players has increased dramatically and the overall age of bingo players has dropped to between 30 and 45 years old. This is all due to some really intelligent marketing, exciting games and massive jackpots. Penny bingo games are all the rage, as are free online bingo games. Players signing up to online bingo rooms can enjoy no deposit bingo bonuses with which to play their choice of instant win games. Being able to play bingo games from the comforts of home is a dealmaker for most players. There's no need to wait for bingo games to start up because online bingo runs 24/7.

The 2 Most Popular Forms of Online Bingo

Players in the UK and continental Europe favour 90 ball bingo. This game is the traditional version of bingo and it sports 3 lines and 15 numbers. Players are tasked with completing 1 line, 2 lines or a full house - 3 lines. Across the Atlantic, Americans and Canadians play 75 ball bingo. This game is played on a grid comprising 5 x 5 squares with the centre square blanked out. Players need to complete winning patterns such as letters, symbols, and shapes (4 corners). This game is quicker than 90 ball bingo, because fewer numbers are in play; 1 through 75 as opposed to 1 through 90. These bingo games can be enjoyed at the world's leading online bingo rooms with bingo lingo, bingo players and bingo chat moderators in play around the clock!
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