Bingo as a Popular Leisure Activity

Many people still think of bingo as a game played by blue haired ladies in smoky church basements. In the world of online bingo nothing could be further from the truth. In Great Britain bingo is the most popular leisure activity among women from 18 to 30. About 75% of all online bingo players are female, and this is the audience targeted most often by online bingo operators. Online bingo has a lot of clear advantages over land based bingo.

Bingo halls do not generally offer bonuses and freebies but online bingo sites do with amazing regularity. Most online bingo sites offer incredibly generous first deposit, or welcome, bonuses. Most welcome bonuses are based on a percentage of the first deposit. At most bingo sites the bonuses are well over 200%. Most sites also offer free bingo games so potential players can test their game software and many free games actually offer cash prizes.

Online bingo games are much cheaper than a visit to a local bingo hall. Most land based bingo halls charge admission and have high card prices compared to online bingo. Online bingo players have no transportation costs and do not have to find and pay a babysitter. There are no expensive snacks or drinks to buy either. For those that still smoke online bingo is perfect. Most European countries and most states in the US have smoking bans without exceptions for bingo halls and smokers can happily puff away while playing online bingo.

Online bingo is a random game of chance and players to not need to memorize complicated strategies and do not have to memorize what cards have been played. Even better the auto daub feature at online bingo sites enables players to play several cards at once and multi task while playing bingo. Players also have access to an impressive selection of side games including video poker and blackjack, roulette, slots for real money, keno, lottery style pull tab and scratch off games. Most sites have a complete selection of casino games.

For bingo players without access to a local bingo hall and those in rural areas online bingo is a perfect solution. The only thing needed is an internet connection and increased broadband access and flash technology has enabled game developers to create high quality realistic bingo and side games. Best of all games are available 24/7 and can provide hours of fun and entertainment and the chance to meet new friends from around the world.