When bingo was first played on the internet, many negative aspects were feared by its opponents. “Players” still used to meet in large public rooms and chat with each other, in effect forming a community. People claimed that online bingo was not genuine bingo and that the game was no more than a scam. Although not entirely the case, such fears still abound.
When bingo was first introduced online, it was clear that the game would not be long lived out in the virtual world. Within a short space of time “dominobet” bingo had become “rare” and “big money” bingo, until the arrival of the current internet order and the ability to offer sizeable cash prizes. Since the weather forecasters, everyone knows that the risk of white napkins is always present. The constant biting and scratching nematodes of possibility could not be controlled. Even worse was the possibility of infestations, where a single player could be distracted by the rest of the web and leave bingo completely unsupervised.
However, the saddest aspect of bingo’s early life on the web was its blacklisting and silencing. A website was set up by a company interested in shuting down the game, and used by private individuals to visit members accounts and steal funds. The penalty for spamming and using a credit card on the vastly popular website was that all member accounts were automatically closed.
Fortunately, we live in a world that has flourished immensely from the penetration of the internet. Free bingo websites, chat rooms and activities have emerged in huge numbers. The game itself has survived these trials with the remaining majority of dedicated bingo sites still leading the market.
The rate at which the game has grown is astounding. During the 2000s alone, bingo grew from 3% of the online gamers to over 40% of all players. It has grown so quickly that many now think that it will be permanently fixed as the game of the masses.
The rate of growth of the game is proof of its overall viability. Of course, many of the players play online bingo in the attempt to just bring themselves closer to, or as comfortable as possible, to partake of the game. As the ratio of male to female players increases, traditionally so does the market.
The majority of players though, are playing the game in the effort of trying to win the ever-elusive lottery-like prize of full cash and without the need to put in much of their own money. Traditional bingo halls are strategically located far away from the population hubs in order to seek out a mass of players. The ability to understand and play the game in terms of the social interaction and feedback of the bingo hall, is a quality that all players must possess.
This sense of comaraderie, together with the happy medium of playing whilst in one’s pajamas, may serve to explain the overall popularity of the game. Statistically, it is believed that around one in every three women play bingo, with bingo halls quite naturally located in areas where male players are in abundance. While these bingo halls are of course completely aware of the fact that many players only play the game for the pleasure that it brings, and not in order to make any serious money, the aim is always to make a profit no matter what the cost. The social interaction and the day-of-the-night nature of the game ensures that bingo players are always)*(willing to talk to anyone at all, in order to make friends and/or have a flutter) in their cups.
Most*(men however) do not wish to part with their money. Instead, according to the BingoDaily3000, men often give their money to whichever newcomer that They see pass the sales labour. The converse of course is that many women mix the thrill of collecting to a game in order to give some of it back to the society.
It is a known fact that women do play bingo, and do aggressively. The concern that their anonymity will somehow be disturbed is hardly registering with female players. Women walk from door to door, chatting ‘just for the fun’ and ‘life’s too busy’. When they leave, they are rarely surprised that there are other people in the street or around the bingo halls. Perhaps their children are growing up to be ordinary children, whilst their focus on the game is far more intense.
The factor that seems to govern the popularity of online bingo is that many players cannot tell the difference between real life bingo and online bingo. In land-based bingo halls, the game is totally different to when played online. Firstly, online bingo games are available at all hours of the day, whilst land based bingo is normally played during the early evening.