Bingo is very popular all over the world, and that obviously includes the United Kingdom. In the first half of 2009, there was an 80% increase in new bingo players in the UK. It’s especially spectacular when you consider the state of global economy.
The popularity of bingo is surprising to some people because of media – games like blackjack and poker are featured in UK movies a lot, and bingo has only got one movie.
UK people don’t consider bingo a game of lesser value. Celebrities prefer bingo to other casino games. The number of bingo halls is larger in the UK than in the United States.
Some reasons for the popularity of bingo come from the differences between the UK and American versions. People in the United Kingdom play 90-ball bingo, where they only mark down rows on their cards. People in the USA play 75-ball bingo, which is more complicated and harder to play because it has a lot of different patterns. Because 90-ball bingo is so simple, even children know to play it, and that means growing popularity because you don’t need to have any knowledge about casino games in general in order to play bingo.
Bingo is also popular worldwide, with millions of players, especially now when online casinos make playing much more accessible. The simplicity of the game doesn’t mean that you can’t win a lot of money or that it’s not entertaining. For all of these reasons, the popularity of bingo is only going to grow.