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The Bingo Craze: How a Simple Game Took the World by Storm

Bingo is one of the most popular casino games today, but unknown to many, this game has been in existence since as far back as the 16th century.

For a game that is dated that far back, bingo is riding on a huge wave, it doesn't feel like the wave will diminish anytime soon. Now, we are seeing a surprising surge in the number of bingo websites, with each offering interesting variations to stay afloat in this competitive market. So, it begs the question, how is Bingo doing it? How is this 'old-school' game managing to still make statistical highs in this modern world?

Well, that will be the subject of our discussion today. Here, we will discuss innovations to bingo over the years that help it remain relevant.

Reasons Why Bingo Remains a Top Choice For Many Today​

Till today, the annual and periodical bingo statistics in the UK alone still show good figures for a game that traces back to the 16th century. How is this possible? Read on and get your answers.

Constant Remastering​

This is perhaps the most logical and dominant reason why bingo remains in vogue today. If you look at a typical game of bingo today, it is miles ahead of what it was ten to twenty years ago. And that is because gaming enthusiasts are constantly innovating and remastering the game to suit the needs of the modern generation.

Apart from the regular 30-ball, 75-ball, 90-ball bingo and the likes, we now have other remastered variations like:

  • Slingo
  • Speed Bingo
  • Roulette Bingo
  • Bingos Bingo
  • Cash Cubes Bingo
  • Flash Fives
From these, players can taste a good choice of varieties, and if they want nostalgia, they can always go back to the classic versions.


One major advice that people commonly give about recreational games is 'Don't bet more than you can't afford to lose.' But games these days are expensive to start with; at the end of the day, you find out that you spent a significant amount in a small session. But bingo is different.

Since it was only bingo halls, bingo has been relatively cheap. And now, even with its only variants, it still maintains that cheapness. Some may even argue that online bingo allows you to save more expenses since you won't be buying refreshments, or paying for your trip.

Retained Social Element​

Online bingo offers a different dimension of social element, even with the advent of technology. Now, we have chat rooms, forums, communities, and discussion groups where players meet and communicate. And these communications are not necessarily restricted to only when a game is going on; as funny as it may sound, we have seen lifelong friendships originate from these small communities.

So, even with the interesting new variations of bingo we see every year, this social element grows stronger.

Global Reach​

Thanks to technology, bingo is no longer your neighbourhood game played by old people alone. Now, we have the ‘cool kids’ on their phones and computers, playing bingo, and building new bonds in the community groups. And now, players from different nukes and crannies of the globes can communicate as though they were in the same room.

Wrap Up​

Although it may be old, bingo is far from being out of the business. And at this pace, we believe some innovations are going to launch it higher in the charts. With the advent of technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality coming into the picture, the sky's the limit for bingo.

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