Online Bingo Betting Transforming The Old Game

Published Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -
Online Bingo Betting Transforming The Old Game

The demographics of gambling has changed over the years with online betting being a undeniable factor involved in the changing age and gender of people wagering online. One very obvious soft gambling game that has been transformed by the internet is bingo. The game's history can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery. It moved on to France in the late 1770s, where it was called "Le Lotto", a game played among the wealthy. The game reached North America in 1929 and it became known as "beano".

Now the game is one of the few gambling games that is most popular with the working class, particularly in the UK, and the perception is it’s played mainly by old ladies. Online bingo is offering many variations on the same old game with more formats than thought possible in the days of land locked bingo games There’s 90-ball bingo, 80-ball, 75-ball pattern bingo, speed bingo, chat games, penny bingo, linked jackpot bingo, bingo-slot hybrids, and other options.

Online bingo has seen some big leaps in the United Kingdom where over the past three decades the number of halls has dropped by as much as 75 percent. According to recent information from the UK Gambling Commission in 2015 annual gross-gaming yield accounted for 3 percent of the online gambling market.

The demographics have definitely changed and the way people play has also, with the social aspect not being as important an element as before. The millennia’s that have had Grand Theft Auto and Pokémon Go, may not be content with a simple game of bingo but that may change in jurisdictions such as Sweden, Italy, and Spain, where men actually made up a larger portion of the player-base. According to a study by the University of Kent revealed the online demographic is very different from terrestrial bingo halls.  It found 60 percent of online bingo participants are women with an average age of 40.




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