The Advantage and Disadvantages of a Bingo InnovationPublished on January 24, 2013
Online bingo takes advantage of the benefits and features of online gaming. This means online bingo shares the pros of other popular online games existing today. Unfortunately, this also means it shares theirs cons as well. But nonetheless, online bingo remains to be a formidable fixture in the online gaming industry.
One of the pros of online bingo is convenience. Obviously, since you do not have to go out of your way to find a bingo center due to the availability of online playing websites and programs, playing bingo has never been easier. Playing bingo at a brick and mortar establishment can be exhausting and time consuming. And depending on the center’s proximity to your residence, it can also be very inconvenient. While the joy of playing bingo is undeniable, you would not enjoy a game of this fun card game if you have to travel several miles before you can actually play. The fact that you can simply play online bingo with just a simple flick of a switch while in the comfort of your own home makes it so much appealing. This is perhaps the reason why online bingo is becoming more and more popular in the United Kingdom, with over hundreds of million dollars worth of tickets sold every year.
But then there is an opposing disadvantage to his noble innovation. Many actually consider it a con that online bingo prevents physically interactive. Bingo, after all, is a community game. And many people find the idea of playing bingo in a hall full of people thrilling and more enjoyable. For many, this can be a nuisance; for those accustomed to the old ways, this is more satisfying.
Still, while online bingo eliminates physical interaction, it adds another benefit or advantage that can replace this: the online bingo’s chatting feature. As with most online games, players can talk to each other using the game’s chat feature. This means players can talk to each other real time during the game-a far cry from the rules of physical bingo halls where talking during the games are actually forbidden. This adds a new dimension to the bingo game. Previously, players can only talk during breaks. Now, with the features of online bingo, players can talk while there is an ongoing game. And doesn’t that make the game more enjoyable?
Another noteworthy feature of online bingo is that it allows the players easy access to their cards. Online bingo programs instantly highlight numbers that are called during the game. Others, on the other hand, display cards that with the least numbers needed for a win prominently on the player’s screen interface. Of course, yet again, some may find this feature intrusive since they find this aspect of the game an added feature to its entertainment value.
All in all, online bingo has its share of hits and misses, like all things. But the existence of the misses does not mean that the game is less enjoyable. It may only mean that online bingo games are a little different.
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