New Ways Of Playing Bingo
Bingo has undoubtedly undergone some significant changes since it made its first appearance back in 16th century Italy. And even since it became a popular pastime in the UK during the First World War, the game has continued to evolve. In fact, it’s probably during the past decade or so in which bingo has undergone it’s most dramatic transformation, increasing its appeal to a much wider audience than it had traditionally attracted.
Perhaps the most significant development in the world of bingo over recent years has been the introduction of the game online. The popularity of bingo halls has waned dramatically this century, with the number of such venues dropping from 600 to 400 between 2005 and 2014. However, thanks to the Internet, bingo itself is now more popular than ever, with over 350 online sites offering players the opportunity to indulge their passion without even having to leave the comfort of their own homes.
The options available to people playing bingo online are vast. Operators like 32Red bingo even provide chat bingo options, meaning playing from home doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Chat bingo takes many shapes; with some fun options including Singalong where participants complete a tune in order to win a prize, and Pajama Party, where you can win if you have the same first letter of your name as the previous player. It’s not even expensive – you can get a free £5 bonus just for signing up.
When it comes to the themes of the games, the world is your oyster. Let’s say, for example, that you love animals, Wink Bingo has one called Fluffy Favourites, which is every bit as cute as you might imagine. On the other hand, Crown Bingo has the cleverly titled Winnings Of Oz designed to appeal to the movie buffs out there. And for those new to the online version of bingo, operators like 32Red also offer comprehensive explanations of how the different types of games are played, so you’ll soon know your 90 ball (where you have 3 chances to win) from your 75 ball (where you have to complete a full patterned card in order to scoop a prize).
Whether you like a bit of a tipple, a nice dinner out, or just a whole load of laughs, a trip to a bingo clubnight might be right up your street. Some are geared towards the drinking element, whilst others focus on food – with a wide range of other options in between. Clubnights are a great way to find like-minded people to enjoy the game with, because there’s usually a theme (just like online) or another common thread beyond your love of bingo that will connect you (even if that’s just enjoying a bottle of wine).
Where Can You Go For Bingo Fun?
We’re lucky locally that Brighton is one of the top nightlife hotspots in the UK. If you’re after a wild night, The Breakfast Club hosts its very own Boozy Bingo, which is a hilarious evening for all. Why not dress up to the nines, invite all your mates and enjoy the free shots?
Alternatvely, a quick trip on the train up to London will allow you to experience some bingo clubnights with a difference. Musical Bingo, Gay Bingo and Sushi Bingo are just a handful of the nights on offer in the capital. Some of these will be raucous and loud, whilst others will be altogether more classy affairs. That’s the beauty of bingo – there’s something to suit everyone.
Perhaps the best thing about bingo clubnights is that they make for an incredibly versatile night out. There are loads of occasions on nights out where we have to compromise in order to try and please other people. This way, everyone gets to have fun, whether they enjoy a drink or two or not. The atmosphere is great, it’s really inclusive, and there’s plenty to keep your mind focused. Whether you’re taking it seriously, or just trying something new, anyone can give it a go.