Online bingo has seen a steady increase in the number of people playing on an almost monthly basis for the more than a decade. So why has it become so popular and continued to enjoy success, even through a financial crisis that has brought the global economy to its knees? What does it have that its real world counterpart does not? Today we pit both forms of the game against it each, head to head!
Unless you happen to live next door to a bingo hall, online bingo is going to win this one every time — even if you did it would be a close call. With just a few clicks of a mouse you’re online and playing, with potential winnings sent directly to your bank account. Doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it?
This is where online bingo falls down somewhat. As much as I love a good chin wag in the chat rooms, it could never replace the real thing. I love heading to the bingo hall with a few friends, having a few drinks and playing some bingo. Sitting at home in my dressing gown on the computer with a mug of wine just wouldn’t feel as classy.
Removing the social element from the equation, which “offline” clearly won, I would personally say online is the more entertaining form of the game. I say this because it’s so much faster. You jump from one game to the next without much in the way of a break and if you do need to do something around the house you can just take the laptop with you.
Value for Money
A good night out at the bingo will set you back anywhere from £20 to £50, depending on how many cards you pick up and how much you drink. A good night of online bingo will usually set you back anywhere from £5 to £25, again depending on how many cards you pick up. Factor in the astounding bonuses you get from online bingo operators and we find ourselves a clear winner.
Ok, so maybe we’re a little biased but if you can think of any points that we have missed out then we’d love to hear them. For us online bingo takes the title every time purely due to the ease at which you can start playing and the amount of entertainment you can get for as little as a penny a card. Bingo halls are still well worth a visit but the majority of our playing is now done online. It’s just a sign of the times.