If you’re anything like me, then you might have thought that bingo was a kind of old fashioned game that wasn’t really all that popular any more. You would be wrong of course, as I was, but I guess there were a lot of very good reasons why we both thought that way at one point.
A lot of the old bingo halls around my area had closed their doors for good quite a while ago, and the local pubs and clubs are all getting in on the slot machine craze that is sweeping the world, so you could be forgiven for thinking that bingo is a thing of the past. It’s not though… it’s just all online these days, and more people than you probably think are playing it on a mobile phone or tablet, such as an iPad or just about any recent device you can think of.
This is definitely not your parents’ bingo, and it’s not just a game for the older generation any more, although it’s still easy enough to get in to that anyone can pick up their phone and get started at any time. I know it sounds cheesy and clichÈ to say this, but I will do it anyway: you now have more power in the palm of your hand than anything your parents and other past generations could have even dreamed about, so you should probably use it for more than just texting or wasting time on social media sites.
Just imagine this scenario: you’re waiting at the bus stop, or sitting on a crowded train, and you’re playing bingo on your mobile phone. Suddenly you become a winner and hit the jackpot… you jump up and start yelling happily at your phone that you won. Sure, you look like a weirdo to everyone around you and they will probably just avoid eye contact and move away, but you’re a weirdo with more money in your bank account than you had a minute ago, so who cares what they think?!?
So to sum it all up, I guess the moral of the story is to not be afraid of being a weirdo… and that playing bingo on a mobile phone is not that weird at all. It’s a mixed message, I know, but I hope you got the point anyway and I wish you good luck on whatever you decide to do with the information you found here today.