It was only a couple of decades ago that the only place you could play a game of bingo was at the local bingo hall. However, for many people who play bingo today, they’ve only ever experienced it as an online game, and in the last few years, more and more players have been taking the game of bingo with them wherever they go as it’s now available from so many bingo sites as a mobile app.
There are plenty of reasons why bingo would be a popular game to play on your phone or other mobile device. While many games are available for the smaller screen devices, the more complex the graphics are, the more you lose in terms of player experience when playing on a small screen. With bingo that’s not something you need to worry about. The graphics are pretty simple in a game of bingo and there isn’t much that a player needs to do to actually play the game. All they need to do is decide which games to enter and how many tickets to buy. Then, once the game is in play, it looks after itself, with the auto-daub feature marking off matching numbers on the player’s cards and the software automatically logging a win when it happens.
So the player is free to sit back and watch what’s happening with their card, choosing whether or not to go into the chat rooms and talk to other players while the game’s going on. This is another reason why so many people choose to play bingo on their mobile. If you’re on a journey, or waiting for an appointment, it’s great to be able to login to play a game that not only gives you a chance of winning a cash prize, but can bring you some instant company as well.
If you go onto any of the sites like 888bingo, Gala or Costa bingo, you’ll see that the whole vibe on the sites is about having fun, and getting value for money. For example, there are always lots of different promos going on at www.costabingo.com. This month, there’s a special X-Factor promo where players could win a Samsung Smart TV, PS4 and an X-Factor Game. The tie-in with the X-Factor is not just because the show is in full swing now; Mel B is also the brand ambassador for Costa. Depositing players will automatically qualify for a free card to play Mel’s Xtra Collection 75-ball bingo game, and if you deposit any cash into your account, you can get another four cards to play. So every day that you deposit, you have up to five free chances of winning the promo game.
According to a survey by comScore last summer, there are now more than 20 million people in the UK who see themselves as regular mobile gamers. Many of them will be playing bingo because it’s a game that can be tapped into at a moment’s notice and doesn’t take too long to play a game. If you only have five minutes to spare, you can still fit a game of bingo in. Surprisingly, not all mobile play happens away from the home. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those surveyed said they played on the mobile in the living room, while another 45% said they used their mobile to play games in the bedroom. When you think about it, if you want to chill out while you play it makes much more sense to play on your mobile as you can sit or lie down while playing and hold the device in just one hand. And if you want to keep an eye on what’s happening in the X-Factor on TV while playing bingo, it makes perfect sense to play on a phone or tablet!