It seems that Online Bingo is taking off in new directions in the year 2012...here is a little recap...
Online bingo has become big news over the last few years, which is thought to be largely down due to the smoking ban in 2007. Since the ban was put in place, smokers by the thousands have looked to online bingo sites to fulfil their passion for playing bingo games, as there's nolaw stopping you from smoking in your own home just yet.
The ban obviously had a knock on effect on land-based bingo halls up and down the country but fortunately for some of these bingo halls, they had their own online bingo sites to fall back on. Take Gala and Mecca Bingo for instance, they both run extremely popular online bingo sites. Mecca Bingo has been up and running for nearly 50 years and has moved with the times, offering a web-based version of their bingo halls and a fantastic environment to play bingo in with all mod-cons, combined with a reputable brand name. Similarly, Gala Bingo is equally as popular, with 1 winner every second, it's not hard to see why. Gala Bingo has also just added Paypal as one of their accepted payment methods, which makes depositing quicker and safer than ever for players, another plus point.
Another key factor in the growth of the online bingo industry has to be free bingo bonus. Online bingo players love to try new sites and what better way to lure new players, than to offer a free bingo bonus, no deposit required? A large proportion of online bingo sites used to offer the £1 no deposit bonuses but this just isn't enough to convince some skeptical players to join a site. Bingo Magix and Dream Bingo have the right idea, offering a free £15 no deposit bonus to all new members and just last year Little Miss Bingo launched with a huge £20 in free bonus.
With online bingo sites running high profile advertising campaigns on TV and now creating their own pages on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, web-based bingo looks set to grow even more popular. Recently there has even been the addition of web-cams to the online bingo experience courtesy of Bingo Cams. This bingo site launched early in 2011 and is one of the most popular bingo sites around to date, having even won awards in the last 12 months. On this particular online bingo site you are encouraged to hook up your web-cam and get playing, you are even given the chance to win £1000 for recording the best and most unique 'Live Win Moment'.
I don't quite know what the future holds for online bingo but I can only see it getting bigger and even better, who knows what 2012 will bring?
One thing seems certain ladies and gentlemen. Online bingo is here to stay.