Bingo was invented in the sixteenth century in Italy and has long been one of the most popular games in the world. One of the reasons that it is so well-loved is that it’s a light form of gambling with little risk attached. It’s easy to play and you can be in with a chance of winning great prizes from a very small initial ‘bet’ — as the cost of playing is very low.
Traditional bingo had its heyday in the second half of the twentieth century, with bingo halls across the developed world — but particularly in the UK and North America. However, with the arrival of online bingo, there’s now a whole new generation of people playing online on bingo sites like Jackpotjoy.
Online bingo is a little different from the traditional version, as it requires a little less concentration. You can choose to use the bingo site software that automatically marks off the numbers on your bingo cards as they are called out, which means that there is plenty more opportunity to chat with other players in the online bingo chat rooms rather than watch the cards the whole time.
Of course, if you want to play in the more traditional style you can give it your full concentration, and mark off the numbers yourself. It’s possible to play up to 50 bingo cards at a time on sites such as Jackpotjoy. The more cards you have, the greater the level of concentration required – unless you use the automatic software of course.
Playing online bingo is very popular with people of all ages, but has proved especially popular with women aged between 25 and 45. One of the reasons for this is because women in this age group are online a lot of the time — both at work and at home. Whereas our mothers and grandmothers might have taken a break by reading a magazine, women today are more likely to have this kind of downtime online. Playing bingo for five or ten minutes gives you a chance to have a break at your desk while you’re at work, or a quiet five minutes in the evening when the kids have gone to bed.
Probably one of the most attractive reasons to play online for women is the ability to meet people from all over the world while you’re playing. Going into the online bingo chat rooms you’ll be able to see who else is online and available to chat. You can arrange the next time to meet up and play, and it’s also possible to play as a team, which adds another unique dimension to bingo playing.
Another appealing aspect of bingo is that there’s no particular strategy involved — as there are with other online games like poker and casino. It’s all down to luck whether you win or not. Many of the bingo sites offer great bonuses to new players — including a welcome credit. And with regular jackpot prizes, there’s a great monetary incentive to playing too.