Online Gambling

Online Versus Offline Bingo

People have been gambling online for more than a decade now but in recent years we have seen a rise in the popularity of online bingo. In this article I will explain some of the key differences in playing bingo online and offline.

The number one reason for the growth of online bingo is convenience. You don’t have to go to another physical location at a specific time to play anymore. Online bingo enables players to play bingo 24 hours a day from the comfort of their own home. No need to get ready, no driving, no parking, no dress code. All you need is a few minutes to create an account and a depositing method (credit card, epayments, bank card).

While the goal in bingo is to win the jackpots many people also use the game for socializing. Many people assume that offline bingo would have a large advantage here but the reality is different. Most of the online bingo companies have incorporated chat rooms into their software. This allows the players to communicate with each other. Many online bingo sites now have employees moderating the chat rooms. These employees also run chat games that give players a chance to win free bonus money. I’ve never heard of an offline bingo hall offer this.

Another great benefit with online bingo is bonus money. While some offline bingo halls have ongoing promotions, the promotions tend be very low in dollar value. Online bingo promotions tend to be very generous. Some sites offer 100% match bonus on all deposits.

The last but not least difference would be the games themselves. Offline bingo halls usually offer one game that’s it. Online bingo sites now host a variety of different bingo based games. Some with different prize pools, players, balls, etc. Some online bingo sites even offer progressive jackpots.

As you can see both have advantages and disadvantages, now which one is better. Well that’s up to you. For some meeting at the local bingo club could never be replaced via the internet. For others that just want to play a few games of bingo without the hassle of going out and making an event of it then online might be the best bet.