Mobile Bingo a Fad or The Future of BingoPublished on December 28, 2012
If you look at it closely, it would seem as if United Kingdom is the new frontier of bingo in the world. Besides being one of the largest markets for bingo and one of the most promising markets for online bingo, it is also one of the pioneers in bingo on television. This surely proves that people in the United Kingdom are very eager to play bingo that they are willing to play the game regardless of the format. And after all that, there is a new innovative bingo format in the United Kingdom yet again: mobile bingo.
Mobile bingo is relatively new in the country
As the term implies, mobile phone allows players to play the game using their mobile phones. Although the service depends from provider to provider, the idea here is that there is no need for cards or for one to be in front of a computer or the television. Obviously, this is convenient. Practically everyone has a mobile phone, so this means playing bingo is suddenly just as simple as carrying a mobile phone you. Needless to say, this is more convenient than both bingo on television and online bingo, since mobile bingo only requires a mobile phone. But is this enough to consider this the future of bingo? In order to determine that, one will have to assess the pros and cons of mobile bingo.
One of its prime benefits is convenience. Obviously, with this feature, you can practically play mobile bingo anywhere. You can play inside the bus while on your way to work. You can play bingo while waiting for a friend inside a restaurant or the mall. Basically, you can play this anywhere, as long as mobile phone services are available. One disadvantage, however, is distractions
Needless to say, mobile phone bingo is not as technologically advanced as online bingo, where you do not even have to be in front of the computer monitor to play the game, since many programs offer auto marking options. Mobile bingo cannot offer this feature due to limited capacity. Therefore, the player will have to focus when playing. But since it is being played in a mobile phone, the distractions can be wide and varied. If you are inside a restaurant, can you really focus all your attention on bingo playing? Obviously, the advantage and disadvantage of mobile bingo, at least in this case, can be seen as a paradox.
Also, as mentioned earlier, the technology in mobile phone isn’t that advance, so you will have to contend with such limitations, limitations that are not present in other forms of modern bingo. Just the same, mobile bingo is still new, and one can expect it to grow and improve over time. And these do not change the fact that mobile bingo is indeed convenient and practical. For now, it can be a pleasant way to play bingo away from the usual venues and options for bingo. In time, expect it to be a major factor in playing bingo not just in the United Kingdom
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