A lot of lifelong bingo players are creatures of habit. And honestly, this is quite understandable. Why would one change to playing online bingo, when offline bingo in brick and mortar venues has provided one with a lifetime of enjoyment?
The truth is, bingo online does offer a set of unique benefits, and for some people, it may actually amount to an improvement in their experience, no matter how set in their ways they may happen to be.
The Accessibility Factor
Online bingo has that one key advantage over brick and mortar bingo: it’s always available and easily accessible. This means there are no travel worries, no parking hassles, and no dress codes. It also means that bingo can now work around your own schedule, instead of the other way around.
This offers a lot of benefits not only for people who may have health problems impeding their ability to safely travel, it also is very useful for people who are exceptionally busy or have chaotic schedules and often find they miss out on playing bingo because they can’t play at the times the brick and mortar games are running.
It also allows you to play bingo on a whim instead of having to plan it to deeply. Even the first time you want to play on a particular website, it can easily take you less than five minutes to be up and running, and playing to win!
The Social Factor
The social factor when playing online is obviously different than brick and mortar bingo by necessity. But it’s not non-existent, like some people may think at first. Online bingo sites were designed with the understanding that there’s more to bingo than just the game and its mechanics; people need to be able to interact with each other as they play for the full experience. This is why all online bingo sites have chat rooms built into the software.
Online bingo chats actually have some advantages to the brick and mortar experience. Often run and moderated by site employees, there can be side games taking place in the chat channels, further improving your odds of making a big win somewhere in the course of your playing.
Want a “best of both worlds” approach? Get a bunch of friends together in your living room with laptops and play bingo online! Now you have that real-time dynamic you would have had at your table in the brick and mortar bingo hall, coupled with all the advantages of online bingo!
Variety, The Spice Of Life
Online bingo allows for much more variety in the style of games. You can even mix and match different styles of playing bingo and different rules, all while staying on the same website.
And the best part of it is that YOU are in control all the time. Because these sites get so much traffic, all your options are open all the time. This puts you in the driver’s seat in a way that would never be possible in the brick and mortar world, unless you were in fact the person running the bingo hall!
We here think that both games have their place in the world, but we sincerely hope with this humble article to clear up some of the misconceptions and myths about online bingo, and to raise awareness that it is in fact a viable option for many people, and should be considered as such.