It’s hard to think of a game which has been on such a monumental journey as bingo has over the years, with the game probably more popular today than it ever has been.
For many games, it’s a case of having their success before interest slowly dies out, but that hasn’t been the case where bingo is concerned. Instead, this is a game which has gone from strength to strength.
Technology and gadgets, as you can expect, have played a key role in bingo’s success, changing the world of bingo many times over the years.
It was inevitable that this would be the case if the game was to continue being as popular as it is, otherwise, it would have simply faded out like so many other games which have gone before it.
Bingo, in one of its earliest forms, saw groups of people meet up in church halls and the like to play the game. And it was from here that technology, as well as later down the line gadgets, got involved.
Bingo moved from being played in churches to their very own dedicated halls, and this saw the first introduction of technology, which of course was embraced.
At bingo halls, technology has steadily increased its involvement with bingo, going from seeing clubs link up to offer combined jackpots to now offering electronic play to the more technologically inclined players.
While some may believe that bingo halls are somewhat outdated, nowadays they’re doing a great job of utilizing the latest technology and gadgets, which in turn helps to attract a whole new generation of players.
So, for example, tablets (similar to iPad) are replacing actual bingo cards, and there is even the option of auto dubbing!
The internet did of course cause the most significant change in the direction of travel within the bingo industry, as this not only opened the door to online bingo but to mobile versions of the game too.
Nowadays, more players than ever before are logging on to play bingo online and on mobile, with millennials a group which recognizes the benefits provided.
Playing either online or on mobile is far more convenient than having to head down to a bingo hall to play, and this is one of the reasons why both methods of play have fast become popular.
With technology continuing to advance at such a rapid rate, bingo, especially on the latest smartphones, not only plays brilliantly but it looks superb from a visual standpoint too.
This has given rise to innovative brands like mFortune Bingo who even produce their own unique games for their members.
While the above are fantastic examples of how technology and gadgets have managed to change the world of bingo already, the great news is, there’s scope for even more change as a result of both.
For example, virtual reality is becoming increasingly more popular and powerful, so could virtual reality bingo be on the horizon soon?
It would prove to be the closest experience a bingo fan could get to a bingo hall experience at home, and it wouldn’t lose any of its social aspects either. The future looks bright for this age-old game once again.