Charity events are all the rage right now, with the themes of creating a social setting and encouraging communication paramount to the appeal of such events. Now more than ever, people seek entertainment options which combine the ability to have easygoing fun alongside others, with a good cause being the perfect reason to stage such an occasion.
These trends have led to people turning to a classic, long-loved standby, bingo. The lottery game of numbered balls continues to prove to be a versatile option that emboldens people to be giving, sociable, and to communicate with each other. So, is it about time that Teddington staged its own virtual bingo charity event?
Bingo promoting communication
Bingo has gone from being a mainstream favourite for decades to enjoying a stint as a cult hit among the next generation. Despite this, or perhaps, because of this, bingo’s versatility still connects the generations. As the game’s now available online, many more of the so-called lost millennials generation have found bingo again.
This presents a mix between millennials and the older players who’re more commonly associated with the game, opening lines for communication and experience sharing. Somewhat bizarrely, it may be the newcomers sharing information with the old guard, especially as millennials have notably been Adapting the Bingo Lingo.
A social occasion of cheers and dabs
Right now, it’s all about connecting people over the internet, which is why there’s a leaning towards the versatile space of online bingo. There’s something to suit all interests, from extensive slot selections to themed bingo rooms, all the way to ranged ticket price and jackpot prize rooms.
Sue Dawson from Best New Bingo Sites and local resident explains that “Charity bingo sites such as Health Games donate part of their revenue to worthy causes and household name bingo sites like Gala Bingo run charity bingo games from time to time. I’d love to see an online bingo event where everything goes to the charity but it could be very tricky to organise because of the Gambling Commission rules about fundraising events”.
Of course, bingo’s versatility makes it the perfect game to utilise outside of licensed bingo halls and online bingo platforms. Not only could you arrange an online video chat where someone draws and calls the balls while everyone else dabs, but the method could also be applied to a movie night. Using apps like Teleparty, you could set-up a form of bingo where players dab whenever certain words are said, or events take place.
Using bingo to benefit charities
We’ve all seen the adverts: charities are certainly in need of support right now. Bingo has been a socially-acceptable form of gambling for so long, perhaps primarily because of its ties to charity events. Along with raffles, bingo is very much the go-to game of a charity event and is now even easier to run with the game’s shift to the online space.
Virtual online bingo events have proven to be novel and popular in recent times, with the option to Combine New Rebellious Ideas with the classic game seeming to be a popular option. Such an occasion would almost certainly be popular in Teddington, and could even expand thereafter, thanks to the reach of such online applications.
Bingo’s versatility and its new home of the internet present it as a great tool to bring people together in the name of entertainment and charity in Teddington.