Is online bingo as good as a night out?

Online bingo has grown in popularity over recent years. Today more than 3 million people in the UK play on a regular basis. So what makes online bingo so popular?

The first thing any bingo fan will tell you is that it is not about the winning, it is the taking part. Playing bingo is fun in itself, you get to chat to new people from all over the UK and make new friends. The chance to win a big cash prize is just the icing on the cake.

The community element of online bingo is so strong that many people form lasting friendships online and even meet up in real life. Love has even been known to blossom from witty chat room banter between players. Too many bingo lovers, it is much more than just a game, it is a whole social scene. You get to know the regulars and chat about day-to-day life just like you would with your ‘real-life’ friends. In fact, many friendship groups are turning to online bingo as a way to socialise. With busy lifestyles and childcare to think about, catching up online is easier and just as much fun as going to the pub.


The great thing about the online bingo social scene is that you can enjoy a glass of wine, while sitting in your pyjamas and chatting to your friends. It is cheaper than a night out on the town, and after a busy week at work, who wants to battle city centre crowds in noisy bars and clubs? Online bingo offers all the fun and none of the hassle.

In the past bingo was seen as a pursuit for the elderly, but not anymore. It has become a universal activity with players of all age groups from all walks of life, making it ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Mum’s and daughters play together, along with sisters and brothers. You can even play with your friends and family overseas, which is a great way to catch up and spend quality time together.

While you are busy enjoying the social side of online bingo, you often forget some huge jackpots are on offer to lucky winners. When you least expect it, it could be you! You do not have to worry about the expense of playing either; you can join games from as little as 1p. Times are tight and most hobbies are a lot more costly, but with online bingo, you can get a whole evening’s entertainment for less than £1! No wonder this recession busting hobby has proved so popular.

Of course, online bingo is not a substitute for getting together with your friends in real life, but it can be a fun way to catch up in the mean time. You can develop your social circle and become a part of a real online community. This fun and friendly element keep bingo lovers coming back repeatedly. Why not try it? You never know you might win big!