The game of Bingo has been around for a very long time now. Formerly known as Housey Housey in the United Kingdom, it is played in various social gatherings, mainly bingo halls and other parties. Since it is the age of internet and almost everything is available online, online bingo has also made a big name for itself over the World Wide Web.
Various websites and online services are now available, which offer either a play for free or a pay to play game. As opposed to sitting down the bingo hall, the game is played in front of your PC with other players around the world. This trend of playing Bingo online is increasing everyday at a rapid pace, due to the convenience of the online game.
Just like conventional bingo, online bingo also provides a bingo card on your computer screen, which you can fill with the help of mouse clicks. The rules of the game are simple. Each Bingo card contains 24 randomly numbered spaces and one free space. Each card contains five rows and five columns of these random numbers printed on them.
Like a conventional bingo board, where a number is displayed in every round, online bingo also has a bingo board of some sort, and you do not need a Caller in this case. A random number is displayed on the board in every round. If, luckily that number is on your card, you can cross it with a click of the mouse. The player, who is successful in crossing all the numbers on their cards first, is the winner.
The question is that why do people now prefer online bingo over the conventional versions. The answer is simple. Nowadays people rarely get a chance to make time trip out to the bingo hall. So the convenience of playing from the comfort of their own homes wins out. Another reason is that most of the online Bingo sites are very cheap, and often offer a welcoming gift to the new members, which attract a lot more to join the club.
Not only this, online bingo gives people a chance to interact with players from around the world, giving them a chance to increase their social circle beyond their regional boundaries. Chat rooms are provided so that players can openly express the joy of the game and interact with each other.
According to recent research, online bingo has a positive effect on our brains. Reason being that it relaxes the player and helps distract the player from the stress of their day.
The popularity of online bingo is set to increase as it is set to become one of the most popular games online due to its convenience and the fun factor of excitement and surprise.