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Why The English Love Bingo

(Advertising Feature) Published: 25th September 2017 15:45

Whenever you think of a bingo hall, an image is constructed in your mind of a more mature audience, predominantly women who sit around and have a bit of a gossip while having some fun. As the times have moved on and with the invention of the internet, Bingos have been able to move online and with it they have taken the opportunity to appeal to a younger audience as is the case with bingo.paddypower.com.

The English love a game of Bingo and around 9% of the estimated £12 billion gambling market is from Bingo, both online and offline. There are many reasons as to why it has become so popular in England, this article looks into what it is that makes the English love the great game of Bingo.

Bingo is a simple game, a bingo caller calls out the numbers and if you have it on your Bingo card, you mark it, if you’re the first person to mark all of your numbers, you shout out bingo and you win. Obviously there has to be a bit of luck along the way, but thanks to its simplicity, anyone can play it, the more the merrier as we Brits like to say.

It’s a great way to socialise and although stereotypically the Brits are known as being less social than some of their European counterparts, when it comes to Bingo, we love to all join together and enjoy a laugh and a flutter. People can catch up with their friends and are able to have a little bit of friendly competition with one another, unless you’re friends with that annoying person who is a sore loser or an annoying winner. The Bingo community is huge and not only can you spend time socialising with friends, but while you’re playing you can also make some new ones.

The fact that the numbers have nicknames is another reason why we love Bingo. There are many famous ones, including ‘Legs eleven’ – 11, ‘Unlucky for some’ – 13, ‘Two little ducks’ – 22 and ‘Top of the shop’ - 90. However the most famous nickname is probably ‘Two fat ladies’ – 88, but all of these provide a sense of personality to the game and provides the perfect opportunity for the players to join in with the Bingo caller when calling out the numbers.

There are lots of varieties of Bingo games believe it or not with 75, 80 and 90 ball variations. You can also play themed Bingos as well so there is plenty of choice for anyone wanting to get into playing Bingo. If you can find the right deal, it can be cheap and provide some big jackpots making it more appealing to players, who doesn’t like a low risk, high gain game?

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