Before the birth of online bingo, this game was played in Italy as a form of lottery during the 1530s and also in France during the 1770s. Bingo, or also known as “beano” back then, was introduced to North America in 1929. Edwin Lowe together with Carl Leffler developed this game and released 6,000 bingo cards in 1930. Since then, Americans have embraced this game as well as other major countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, and Japan. Because of its demand, many gaming companies started to create their online version of bingo.
The first known bingo games that were played online started in 1996, but now there are more than 400 reputable bingo websites available on the net. There are four types of bingo: 75-ball, 90-ball, 30-ball, and 80-ball. The 90-ball bingo is commonly played in the United Kingdom and other European countries while the 75-ball bingo is usually played in the United States. Most bingo websites feature these two types of bingo, but there are also some sites such as www.weluvbingo.com that offer other popular games like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.
Many people are starting to switch from the traditional bingo to online bingo because it is more accessible especially with today’s advanced technology. According to a recent poll in the United Kingdom, there are more than 3.4 million online bingo players that turnover around six million British pounds annually.
Most people think that bingo is a game that only the elderly enjoy, but the younger generation has started to show great interest in this game. Based on the polls, 20.5% of the total online bingo players are those with ages 18 to 25 years old.
The statistics also revealed that around 83% of online bingo players are into multitasking meaning that they play and do other activities at the same time. No wonder more people are getting fond of this game because it is easy to play and the chance of winning some cash is always a possibility.