Since bingo started somewhere back in the 1400’s the game has always been about bringing people together. Every element of the game lends itself perfectly to drawing in the crowds, who as the game progresses become more and more intensely focussed on scoring off those numbers as they’re called.
Whilst talking during a game may be an offence that will get you glared at or perhaps even expelled from a hall, the time before and after the game makes for an ideal opportunity for people to enjoy each other’s company. It only takes a quick trip to your local bingo hall and you’ll notice people have ‘bingo friends’, it’s clear to see that bingo forms part of people’s social lives.
Whilst technological progress has meant that less people play in the land based bingo halls, the masses have been flocking to the various online bingo websites, which are now numerous. This shift in playing patterns is not always looked upon as favourable to the social element of bingo.
It seems to us however that bingo sites accessible through desktop or laptop do indeed cater for the social element of the game, in some ways players benefit from more of a social community than they do in the halls. This is because online operators allow players to select ‘auto daub’ features which means that the players don’t have to click every ball as it’s called, allowing them to chat during the games – not something that’s permissible in the bingo halls.Continue Reading