The cliché of bingo is one centred on old people in stale halls. As with many clichés, this idea has little basis in the reality of the modern game. Instead, modern bingo is more popular than it has even been, among young and old players alike.
So how did this classic survive the often harsh competition of today, and how did it rise above to achieve even greater heights. From rebranding to digital evolution; we take a look.
When looking at Bingo it’s important to understand that its base appeal has always been strong. Bingo is a game that thrived on the central part of humanity, our ability to connect. It has always had its feet in the world of social activity, and this has always kept the game popular.
In the classic sense, this means the older forms of bingo will always be popular. This ensures that no matter what steps new bingo games might take, they always have something to lean on. Whether played in school by kids, or in clubs as adults, these forms of bingo aren’t going anywhere.
Modern Betting Changes
As with many games with long histories, bingo has recently made the shift into the digital world. These new services and websites which host digital bingo quickly took off, now finding themselves as some of the most successful online betting games.
Also helping modern digital bingo is the improved convenience that is found from at-home play. No longer do players have to go out to a club, or wait for specific days or hours. Instead, they can play from almost anywhere they want via mobile phones, and at almost any time.
Even the social aspect of this game is maintained, as many of these new bingo varieties offer chat-rooms. Even for the ones that don’t, it is easily possible for players to meet up with real-life social groups and play.
Looking into the Future
Trying to determine where bingo could go next is no easy task. Technology is changing so quickly these days that thinking even just a year or two forward is difficult.
That said, there are two big related technologies which we think could play an important part. These are the technologies of augmented and virtual reality.
Virtual reality could let a bingo fan play in a fully digital 3D gambling hall. Augmented reality, on the other hand, could project your friends into your home. Both of these might let us enjoy very social experiences even when we live far away from our fellow players.
Whatever the case for the future might be, we can at least rest assured that the current world of bingo is better than ever. Whether you are a newcomer or a veteran to the stage, know that both online and offline experiences are bigger than ever before, and these aren’t going anywhere.