Until recently Bingo was considered to be a game played by the elderly women in town halls and churches. It also conjured images of smoky and crowded halls where women had their favourite seats and waited with bated breath for the winning number to be called out. In the last couple of years the game has gone from strength to strength and has re-invented and adapted to the changing times. Today, the word Bingo brings to mind playing it from the comfort of home, lounging in your favourite pyjamas. Many fans of the game have taken to the online version with gusto and have helped make it popular.
The rise of the game continues thanks to the Internet boom and now with mobile bingo it has only added to its popularity. This game is fast becoming a rage and can now be accessed from iPhones, Blackberries, iPads and Android devices. The growth in this sphere has been extraordinary and the already profitable online industry is leveraging the power of mobile bingo. The mobile gaming industry is large and there are millions of players all over the world accessing sites with their mobile devices.
There are several advantages and disadvantages of mobile bingo games. One that springs to mind immediately is that fans of the game can now play it anywhere and any time. Play while waiting for the bus or the tube, in a park bench, the train or any place that you are in. It can put an end to the time lost, and expense incurred, that travelling to and from town halls or church halls. Just think, you can play a game whilst watching your favourite TV show, or whilst going about your daily chores.
Something to be kept in mind is that the technology involved in mobile gaming is that it needs to be up to the job. After all, phones were not built to play online bingo on them; it’s just an additional benefit. One key issue that providers are contemplating is the distractions that come with mobiles! It is possible to take a phone call during a game, but what if the call becomes drawn out and the games ends? Many companies are also troubled about connectivity issues especially how well the software will cope when in weak service areas.
There are some precautions that players must keep in mind while playing mobile games. It is a good idea to try out the free or the demo version especially when you are playing for the first time. It is always good to read reviews of the application prior to investing your money in it. Many sites have come up with innovative awards and ways to review applications. These reviews are based on factors like – ease of application download, offers of free trial or not, ease of the sign-up process, value of money being offered to players, the fun factor, the payment process and the customer services etc. Ensure that the site you choose has a 128 bit SSL digital encryption to protect your personal information.