When we talk about the iGaming industry thoughts of slots, casino games and live dealer games come to mind. However, it’s emerging another branch of the iGaming arm is trending once again and that’s the online bingo industry. Bingo is a game enjoyed by players in Europe, the USA, and of course the UK. The traditional bingo game is played in clubs, venues, and online, with more players now opting to play their favourite bingo games on mobile devices.
Online Bingo Popularity
Online bingo is nothing new, since 1996, bingo players have had access to online bingo platforms. Fast Forward to 2021, online bingo players are now accessing online bingo platforms whilst out and about on their mobile devices. The likes of Pragmatic Play, Dragonfish, and Playtech all helped create online slots compatible with mobile gameplay and the above companies contributed to the transition of mobile bingo play. Once an online game becomes increasingly popular on a desktop, it’s not long before developers create a mobile version, which makes perfect sense. Mobile bingo games utilise the same HTML5 technology used in the development of online slots and casino games, moreover many online platforms whose sites are fully compatible with mobile devices are legitimate sites that are licensed under the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and EU Laws.
Mobile Bingo Trending
According to recent studies, mobile bingo play is trending in the iGaming industry, although slots and casino games are still hugely popular. In the UK alone, it’s estimated around 3.5m of bingo players do so online. 1-1.5m still regularly play at their local land-based bingo halls, with a minority playing at their local pubs on bingo night. At the height of the bingo phenomenon within the UK, more than 14m players registered at land-based venues, although the figures today are less, the introduction of online bingo play is reflected in the recent figures. Today, many online casino players use mobile devices to access platforms and this trend has now overflowed to playing online bingo via mobile devices, and a steady increase in mobile bingo play.