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Is Online Bingo Replacing Traditional Bingo Halls?

Jul 22, 2008
Not many popular games have the distinction of the long history and heritage that the thrill-a-second, numbers game of Bingo enjoys. This is because historical records trace the origins of the game as far back as the year 1530.

Since then, Bingo has gone on to captivate and entertain, virtually tens of millions of people around the world, making it one of the most popular games that has stood the test of time. Despite the many variations that Bingo has undergone, it is, has and always will be the game of choice among people of every age, culture and creed.

Since the late 1920s, Bingo has been played at fair grounds, carnivals, or in clubs and halls in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia as well as in several commonwealth countries. The primary attraction of Bingo is the friendly atmosphere and spirit of community and camaraderie that the game fosters among players.

Perhaps, this could also be considered one reason why Bingo has endured for so many centuries. A true Bingo player will tell you that the game is not about winning or losing but just the opportunity of being there and enjoying an evening with family and friends and all the little extras in terms of the fun and excitement that have become the hallmarks of the game.

It was not too long ago that a major development took place in the fascinating world of Bingo, the introduction of online Bingo. Since its introduction online, what started as a trickle, soon turned into a flood, and thousands of Bingo lovers are now enjoying the game. In fact, by the time you read this line, some people, somewhere will be visiting one or more of the several online Bingo websites and their numbers are growing by the minute.

While it's true that Bingo will continue to be played and enjoyed by in clubs and halls, it may be too early to state that online Bingo will be replacing these traditional venues. However, it will also be fair to counter some of the misconceptions expressed by the cynics, skeptics and traditionalists about online Bingo. The primary misconception among such people is that, with the birth and subsequent growth of online Bingo, the sense of community, friendship and enjoyable atmosphere would somehow erode.

If you take time out to visit one of the many online Bingo sites, you will soon discover that you can be part of a worldwide online Bingo community and experience a sense of belonging and friendship just as you would at a traditional Bingo venue.

Today, online Bingo players have become virtually one big family with picture galleries of members, regular newsletter updates and free chat rooms for fellow online Bingo lovers which work together to give a truly special feeling of friendship and bonding plus a collective community spirit among all players.

There's no doubt that online Bingo has many advantages such as its ease of access from anywhere in the world, 24 hour availability, multiple prize options and the luxury of playing the game from the comfort of one's home. However, in the final analysis, because of Bingo's core advantages, i.e., fun, friendship and cash prizes, online Bingo and traditional Bingo venues will, in reality, complement each other and in the process, help both to flourish.
About the Author
Ron Subs is the owner of Aboutbingo, a UK based online bingo review site primarily focused on providing the latest bingo news and current online promotions from the UK & Ireland. Please visit
http://www.aboutbingo.co.uk
for more information.
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