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Is Bingo Still Just for the Elderly?

by Paul Marion on December 5, 2013

Bingo for elderly?There are many misconceptions about the game of bingo, that’s it’s just for the elderly, or it’s a quick stint of entertainment if you’ve got a few spare pounds in your pocket. That used to be the case – but not anymore.

These days, footballers earn more in a week than many of us can save in a lifetime, and bankers are running riot with our country’s economy.

There’s no doubt that previous generations have had it worse, as well as a couple of world wars to add to the misery. But there’s always been one game to perk up the masses, adding a little light to our cold, winter evenings, and sometimes even a jackpot or two!

Let’s take a look at why bingo is still one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, and how it’s not just for the elderly.

Bingo Today

Over the last few years, there’s been a sharp rise in people playing bingo, and it’s the younger generations that have kick-started the revolution!

In most people’s minds, bingo is split into two categories – images of old ladies comparing handbags and cake recipes, and the more attractive online bingo.

Whether you’re looking to get out of the house, or partake from the comfort of your own home, bingo is for everyone – not just the elderly. With the improvements in bingo technology, you can even online bingo with your friends; it’s cheap, entertaining and all you need is an internet connection.

There are always new bingo sites popping. One new site is BeterBingo, which you should check out – after all, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

The Old VS The New

Indeed, bingo was once a game for oldies, and still is to a degree, but as technology has evolved such as mobile bingo games, along with society’s need for change in the midst of a stale culture, new entertainments have emerged from the comforts of our own home, with bingo trumping the list!

There once was a time where bingo halls were packed weekdays and weekends with mums, dads, grandparents and even great grandparents, all chatting amongst themselves as equals no matter what charity shop they worked in. Bingo offered a friendly and vibrant atmosphere, and combined with the chance of winning some money, the masses flocked to be part of this wonderful game.

Today however, with longer working hours and frozen pay increases, the masses are struggling to find time for themselves let alone enough money for a night out. Staying in has become a lot more appealing than painting the town red, and especially in the run up towards Christmas, people are looking to their television screens for entertainment. Back when the local bingo hall was the social hub of the community, televisions were a privilege for those who could afford them – which wasn’t very many people at all. It was a cheap and cheerful way to spend a little to win a lot, and what many people don’t realise today, is that it still it!

Today’s post was just some initial thought on the state of bingo online in the UK and how the landscape is changing.

Stay tuned for next week as we recap some of Bingo HQs favourite upcoming holiday specials from today’s leading sites.

Happy Holidays!

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