In this article we have a look at what are the benefits of going to a local bingo hall to play the game and what is great about playing online. People are most likely equally divided between these two choices. First we take on playing the game offline.


Playing at a Hall

Playing at a local hall is the first choice for people who are keen on socializing and research has show that the benefits of having a big social circle are huge. For example it keeps down the levels of anxiety and depression that especially older folks might develop if they have reached retirement and now have less things filling up their days. Studies also show that it helps with memory, with hand-eye coordination, mental agility and much more. Halls are also great because every now and then they put together charity events and all the money from the tickets bought to the prizes goes out to a great cause. It is a wonderful feeling to be a part of it.

A good reason for some folks not to play the game online is that they do not trust this option. Perhaps they’ve always travelled to halls and think that playing online is hard to figure out and that it isn’t safe. Rules on how to sign up and play are on every site just like info on how exactly to transfer money. Plenty of options exist.

Playing the game online

Since bingo moved online the popularity of it has grown even more. Initially people were unsure whether or not to play because back in the game there were many security risks. All of that has changed now. Bingo sites cannot even get a license unless they have followed protocol
and have been verified by a third party. If you think about it, bingo sites want to expand and they need customers and therefore cannot afford to lose them over security risk. Safety comes first.
What makes playing bingo online so popular is the variety of bonuses and prizes online sites offer. On some sites you can get free cards for simply signing up. Free cards are also used as bonuses and prizes. Note that you are still eligible for winning prizes if you have won with free cards. Naturally the winning chances go up with more free cards you have.

Little is needed to access bingo online. Simply get any device with internet on it. It used to only be possible to play through a pc, nowadays you can play through a tablet or a mobile phone.

Gamble Aware ( 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