People have usually developed a preference whether they like to play bingo online or offline. Offline seems to be the favourite for folks who started playing before the internet and the web space seems to welcome players completely new to the game. This article has a look at why people may prefer one way over the other.

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What do people like about online bingo?

People have quite a few reasons why this way of playing suits them the most. One of them is definitely the easy access – all you need to play the game is a computer with internet. You don’t need to drive anywhere, make arrangements with friends, be in a loud environment and so on. Another good reason people state is how cheap the tickets are on the web. On top of that there are tons of sign-up bonuses and prizes so it is possible to play the game almost for free. Some folks may have reservations about playing online since they’re unsure about how safe it it. Nowadays you can detect a credible site very easily – it has a proper license. Just check the site you are playing for proper licensing and you’re good to play.

What do people like about offline bingo?

This way of playing is for people who are very keen on socializing. Bingo halls are great places for meeting up with people or making new friends. Offline bingo also works for those that do not want to share personal data online. Not that it isn’t safe it’s just that they’ve never played online and do not want to be dealing with it.
Some studies have shown that an active social life is key for a happy life and those with a bigger social circle are not only happier but also more healthy. Bingo is said to improve hand-eye coordination, mental agility and memory. People who are more socially active report having less depression and anxiety.
Another reason people say they prefer offline bingo is getting to participate in games that are put together for charity events. The aspect of being useful to one’s community matters a lot to some people.

Gamble Aware (www.responsiblegambling.org) 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