Saturday, July 13, 2024

Online bingo can be played wherever, whenever you like

Bingo is a game that’s been played for centuries and remains popular in the UK. According to recent data, there are around 3.5 million British bingo players. However, the rising popularity is mainly due to the movement to online bingo.

Online bingo is exactly what it sounds like as you’ll be playing against others using your mobile, tablet or laptop. The rules are mostly the same, which ensures fun for all who play. If you’re wondering when bingo went online and why it’s so popular, we can help. 

Our article will take a closer look at the history of this famous game, why it’s so popular and how you can stay safe when playing online. Continue reading to find out more. 

The history of bingo

Bingo originates from Italy and is based on the Italian national lottery, which dates back to 1530. It wasn’t until the 20th century that it was popularised in Georgia. During this time, a game in Great Britain called ‘Housey-Housey’ was being played, which is similar to bingo. Eventually, Brits began to call it bingo.

When did bingo go online? 

The first online bingo game site was called Bingo Zone, which was available in the U.S. in 1996. Since then, more and more sites have formed and its popularity has skyrocketed because of this. 

What are the main reasons for its rising popularity? 

Accessibility and convenience

Online bingo can be played wherever, whenever you like. Whether you’re commuting to work or sitting on the sofa, a game is never far away. This makes it super convenient as you don’t have to travel to a bingo hall to play, which saves time and money. 

Some people are unable to travel to a bingo hall too, which makes online games far more accessible for them.

Technological advancements

Technology is constantly evolving and that drives the popularity of online bingo further forward. Features like improved graphics, mobile optimisation, augmented reality and better user experiences all make online bingo more fun for its players. 

Do I need to stay safe when playing bingo online? 

While online bingo is a great way to spend your time, it’s important to stay safe while you play. Some of the easiest ways to stay protected online is to do the following:

  • Check that the site is following the Gambling Commission‘s rules and regulations 
  • Use strong passwords and two-factor authentication 
  • Ensure safe payment methods are available 
  • Use a VPN 
  • Check out reviews 
Lolly Rockly
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