For generations, the game of bingo has had a loyal following and it is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. While traditional bingo has declined over the last few years, the online bingo market has continued to flourish and there are millions of players logging onto their favourite sites to play the game of online bingo. Most enthusiasts enjoy the game of bingo because you can win big jackpots while communicating with others in a social setting but which game type should you choose, online or traditional?
Traditional Bingo Overview
The physical game has declined somewhat over the last decade and in the UK, this can be attributed to a number of key factors. The smoking ban had a massively detrimental effect on traditional bingo halls and while you will still find bingo clubs all over the UK, their numbers have declined dramatically and there are less than 400 halls now left in Britain.
However, many still enjoy the physical game due to the social interaction that it offers and companies such as Mecca and Gala still offer plenty of traditional physical bingo halls all over the country where you can go and enjoy the game with others. A quick Google search will point you in the right direction of your nearest bingo hall.
Online Bingo: Unlimited Options
Online bingo always tries to capture the atmosphere of the real game and some players simply want to enjoy the game from the comfort of their sofa and this is why they choose online bingo. The online variant has a bit of everything and that’s why we love it so much. Players can enjoy jackpot games, promotional offers and a social bingo lobby all from their computer, laptop or mobile device.
Land-based bingo games are set to fixed schedules but you don’t have this issue with online bingo as players can play at any hour of any day. Additionally, physical bingo requires you to play the bingo game that is presented to you whereas with the online version you can choose from a range of games (90 ball, 75 ball, 30 speed ball etc.).
In all honesty, we love both versions of the game and if you have never tried the physical game before then we would recommend gathering a couple friends and trying it out. It’s great fun and offers the classic bingo experience. Players will continue to play the online version but definitely give the physical game a try if there is a bingo hall near you.
We hope this article has helped you realise that there are pros and cons to both versions and you should play the game that suits you most. So whether you are online or playing the physical game, good luck and we hope you win big!