Why We Love Bingo (And You Should Too!)
We know most of you reading this probably don’t need any more excuses to play bingo, but when we started thinking about it, the positives are endless! Whether online or in a hall, playing for free or for cash prizes, there are so many benefits to the nation’s favourite game.
We’re not going to lie, it took us a little while to narrow them down to a definitive list. So, without further ado, let’s delve into a few of our personal favourite reasons for you to get your bingo on…
It's Loads of Fun!
More than anything, bingo is a great way to have fun. It’s simple enough that you don’t need to concentrate too hard, which is perfect because (let’s be honest) we all have those days where we’re feeling a little tired or distracted.
But that doesn’t stop bingo being full of intrigue and excitement. The anticipation of the next call, eagerly scanning your grid for that magic number, the satisfaction of daubing away—time flies when you’re wrapped up in a good game!
A Great Way to be Social
Bingo is a game that brings together people from all walks of life. This makes it a great way to meet new people and strengthen existing friendships. It’s even been known to reunite families!
If you like playing in halls you’ll know it’s a good excuse to get out of the house and meet up with friends in a fun environment. It could be part of a quick afternoon catch-up, or you can make a night of it! Bingo fits around your schedule.
Enjoy the comfort of your own home and don’t feel like climbing out of your pjs? First, we feel you. Second, no problem! Online bingo is just as fun. Playing over the internet gives you the chance to chat with people from all over the UK. All while enjoying a bit of friendly competition!
Many Health Benefits
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know a game of bingo can also do wonders for your health? Observation, memory and reaction skills are all put to the test when you’re following the numbers. Many studies have shown that this is great for brain function, particularly as we age.
Bingo is also a great stress reliever. A quick game can really take your mind off things and allow you to focus on something light-hearted and fun.
Speaking of fun, the community aspect of bingo has the added bonus of improving your social skills. Seriously, what are you waiting for?!
For a full run-down of the amazing health benefits of bingo, check out this post from 2016.
The Endless Variety
Thanks to the internet, there’s now a style of bingo out there for everyone.
Loyal to the traditional powerhouses? Hit up Gala or Mecca. Like a bit of sass and style? Why not try Sparkly Bingo. Prefer your games to be a bit more weird and wonderful? Sign up to Aunty Acid or try your hand at Zinger Bingo.
Trust us, there’s a world of different versions on the web just waiting to be discovered. It’s impossible to get bored!
Chances to Win Big
For all you thrill-seekers out there, the most exciting games of bingo can see you competing for cash prizes as well as personal satisfaction. Because really, who doesn’t love winning?! Financial incentives take this fun-filled game to a whole other level and the prizes can be substantial.
OK, so you’ll have to be extra lucky for your favourite pastime to make you a millionaire, but you’ll be extra popular with your friends if you’re paying for the drinks on Friday night!
It’s Suitable for People of All Ages
One of the best things about bingo is that it doesn’t discriminate. Everyone can play (although leave the kiddies at home if you’re gambling) and it’s easy to bring new people into the fold because it’s so accessible. Mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, aunties, grandmas and even great grandmas—you can get the whole family involved!
As we’ve mentioned above, there’s a style of bingo out there for everyone. If someone says they’re not a fan, they just haven’t found the bingo that’s perfect for them!
You Get Your Own Secret Language
You know that feeling when you’re in the middle of a game and you only have 1TG but you need to go AFC and the other roomies are like “HB!” and you do but then someone beats you to full house? Everyone can make you feel a little better with a couple of “BLNG!” or a simple “UL”.
Now, if you understood that, you must be fluent in bingo lingo.
That’s right, bingo comes with its own language! These catchy phrases speed up communication, which means you can focus on your card while also feeling like a bona fide member of the group. Happy days! Or should I say, HD!
It Keeps You Computer-Savvy
We all know that technology is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up sometimes. Well, playing online bingo familiarises you with your computer, improves your typing skills and pushes you to explore what the internet has to offer.
These are really useful skills that will serve you well in daily life. Whether it’s doing your weekly shop at the supermarket, checking-in at the airport or even posting a letter, every task these days seems to involve a computer. OK, so dominating the bingo chat on a Friday night might not make you the next Steve Jobs, but you can show those pesky kids that we can be computer savvy too!
It Can Do Good For the World
Playing bingo doesn’t always have to be just for fun or personal gain. Want that warm fuzzy feeling in your belly that you get when you feel like you’ve done something good for the world? Why not use your bingo prowess for a good cause and dip your toe (or do a full belly flop) into the world of charity bingo. As you might have guessed, these are games or events where the money involved goes to charity. Some sites are set up to do this on a regular basis, others may hold specific competitions where the proceeds go to a chosen cause.
If you fancy being really proactive you could even organise your very own bingo fundraiser. Pick a charity, decide on a game, round up your pals and start raising money! We’ve even made a handy guide to make sure your fundraiser is the best it can be. Check it out here.
Nights Out With the Bingo Gang Are So Much Fun!
If you saw our coverage of BingoPort’s 10th Birthday Bash (or better yet, if you were there!) you’ll know you can’t beat a night out with the bingo crew. You can enjoy a couple of games, catch up on everyone’s news and maybe even win some dosh! Bonus points if you manage to slip in some bingo lingo.
Mark your calendars for the big events or simply arrange a casual night with your bingo pals. Either way, you’re sure to have bags of fun!
Your Loyalty is Rewarded
The bingo bigwigs know you have plenty of choice when it comes to brands that let you play your favourite game. That’s why they like to reward those players who keep coming back to their bingo site. The more you log in and use certain sites, the more access you’ll have to rewards and special features.
Individual bingo sites also appreciate your loyalty. We at BingoPort are a great example! Just cast your eyes over Mecca’s loyalty points store or Bet365’s loyalty scheme. You’re a valued member of their bingo family, and they never want you to fly the nest!
We Can’t Imagine Life Without It!
Finally, we all know that once you jump on the bingo train you never want to hop off! We can’t imagine a lazy Sunday afternoon or quiet weeknight going by without a spot of bingo in the mix. And, frankly, we wouldn’t want to!
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