Guess Who’s Back? - The Constant Revival Of Bingo & Its Incredible Reinvention

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Guess Who’s Back? - The Constant Revival Of Bingo & Its Incredible Reinvention

Safe Milli
| November 30, 2020 Last Updated 2020-12-01T10:35:10Z

 Some things will just never go away. Be it classic characters such as James Bond or Doctor Who, or television stars such as Jimmy Fallon or James Corden, there are just things in society that have become part of its very fabric. When it comes to classic games, one such example is that of bingo - despite being a pretty simple affair, its infectious nature has been passed down through generations and even in the face of a changing society, keeps on coming back.

Before delving into that, however, it’s important to know where we currently stand in the bingo world. The rise of the internet has allowed for bingo to both stay in the halls and move online to casinos on websites. As such, it’s now possible to get the experience of jackpot bingo and gameshow tie-in slots like Deal or No Deal right from the comfort of your own home, instead of having to go out to the bingo hall, where there would usually be physical machines. It’s the technological advancement, for one thing, that has allowed for bingo to reinvent itself, in part thanks to it being brought to a new, more computer-literate and potentially younger audience. With the game on its own being so popular, it’s clear that, with the rise of the internet, it has only become loved on a larger scale.

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In addition, with the rise of online casinos and their multitude of games, it’s actually allowed for bingo to move away from its traditional imagery and roots. With such a wide competition base out there, every game of bingo can’t be the same and as a result, online bingo has ditched its original form and moved into the 21st century. The primary and secondary colours and balls with numbers of old have largely been replaced with differing themes and also different places to play. In much the same way as slot machines have gone for decades, bingo, thanks to the online age, has started to diversify out into different areas. This in turn allows for a wider player base, helping once again to sustain the interest.

YouGov data from 2018 indicates the shift towards younger adults alluded to earlier, with 28% of players being in the 25-34 age group and 26% being aged between 35 and 44. As such, it can be said that bingo’s reinvention, thanks to both a wider choice of themed games and the overall move online, has precipitated this demographic change. They also state that the way the majority of people in those age groups play is on their smartphones, as well as some on tablets.  In addition, the use of technology also offers an air of convenience that the traditional bingo hall doesn’t offer, especially if players live quite the distance away. With bingo changing and adapting to the advent of the internet, it’s certainly added a lot of people to the player base.

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Bingo, as a game, has definitely been positively effected when it comes to its constant reinventions over the years. As much as some may prefer the more traditional game played in bingo halls around the country, the move online has fuelled a revolution of sorts, with a vast array of different themes available from the original, as well as a different sort of player than before.
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