Even though all parties equally agree that playing bingo is very stimulating and rewarding – people have different reasons for preferring playing the game one way or the other. Bingo

Offline Gaming

People are creatures of habit and having been playing at a local club or lounge for a very long time offers people a sense of certainty in teir experience. Others associate playing Bingo at a live event with security. Not having any experience with online gaming and not knowing that internet play has been made very safe can keep some people offline.

These folks also appreciate the social aspect of Bingo. Participating in a live event offers the opportunity to have a good time with friends, make new ones and just to enjoy the atmosphere.

Online Gaming

The developers of online bingo have made an effort to mimic the offline bingo experience because throughout history it has appealed to a large number of people. One of the best developed features is the online chatroom where a player can communicate with their friends or with other fellow bingo enthusiasts.

Online bingo has also been made very safe so players wouldn’t have to worry about being ripped off. Different encryption processes are used to protect sensitive information.

Another reasons why a lot of people like to play online is the opportunity to play wherever and whenever they want. One can play on the bus, at the airport waiting for a flight or at home relaxing after work. It’s accessible wherever there is internet which in these days is just about all places.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal