Why Bingo Is So Popular


by Anton Alpivir - Date: 2009-07-28 - Word Count: 553 Share This!

It is really hard to find a casino game like bingo, where the bets and gambling can coexist with a certain family environment, camaraderie and even some friendship atmosphere. Just for a moment think in the poker game where the occasional opponents are trying to eat each other with intimidating attitudes and wishing the ruin of the adversary. Not to mention that a game such as poker could be an unpleasant and stressful experience for a newbie.

It is not coincidence then, that all weekends thousands and thousands of players everywhere are filling the bingo halls in search of emotion, entertainment and why not some friendship. Certainly the heavy environment at some casinos does not exist in the bingo rooms, since for some reasons this game is socially accepted and does not have so many legal problems as other casino games have. Even an educational variation of no money bingo is used in some European schools, to teach some issues. Let us see then a little of history and some of the most popular styles.

It is supposed that the game of bingo has its origin in Italy, but the beginning of this class of lotteries goes back to thousands of years ago and there are antecedents in China of similar games during some very remote dynasty in the time. The game had a lot of evolution and we may find various styles depending of the country and the casino where is played. The best-known variants are the ones that are played in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, but there are many others and they mainly depend of the country, the legislation, and some other issues.

In many places the bingo hall is exploited by charity organizations and some churches, but there are also large commercial organizations in the US, Canada and Europe, where many times the physical space is shared with the casino where we can play roulette, blackjack and many other games. The bingo halls are enormously popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and although is played everywhere, is basically a British lottery. The bets are for little money but "the jackpot" many times distributes lots of money, since is done progressive and the prize enlarges with the sessions until some player wins.

If you are not of the social gambler type, or if you live far from some bingo hall, the online variation may be a good option for you. Besides the privacy, always you are playing from the comfort of your home, and you will also have the opportunity to make some friends because these websites have member forums where the players may share comments about the games, and chats of general themes that many times have nothing to do with the bingo. The bets are for very little money and some places offer very interesting bonuses. The online rules are very simple to understand and many websites offer the "not download" system, that means that there's no need to download a software and you can begin to play immediately.

If you are new in the internet and online gambling, I recommend visiting a casino reviews website, since the promoters have a lot experience and their main interest is the promotion of honest casinos with a clean history of payment and customer support.

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The author is the owner of an online casinos website and a researcher for the best online gambling sites

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