Bingo is a game that has been played for ages all over the globe. The origins of Bingo can be traced back nearly 500 years, but it wasn’t until the early 1900s, 1920 to be precise, that Edwin S. Lowe introduced the modern version of the game in the United States. He is the one we can give the credit for the development and marketing of the 75-ball Bingo game. The Italian version of Bingo, called Tombola, traditionally played only during Christmas, led to the 90 ball Bingo that is so popular in the UK. With the advent of the Internet, it was just a short wait until this game made an appearance on this platform. Hundreds of Bingo sites popped up in the early 90s and today, the global gross gaming yield of online bingo is estimated to be over $1000 million!
Today, Internet connectivity with the Smartphone has had entrepreneurs, investors and developers scrambling to create gambling games that can be played on the go. Mobile Bingo can now be accessed from iPhones, Blackberries, iPads as well as Android devices. The growth in this sector has been phenomenal and the already lucrative online Bingo industry is leveraging the power of mobile bingo. The mobile gambling industry itself is enormous and there are millions of players all over the world accessing gambling sites with their mobile devices. The reason for this is the high returns in the form of real cash, low costs of games, lucrative bonuses and game-playing fun on the go!
How to play mobile bingo?
If you are new to the world of mobile gaming, it can be helpful to understand how these things work. Basically you will need a mobile device (which is WAP/GPRS enabled-most mobiles today are) with Internet connectivity. With this, you can access a reliable website that can help you download the gaming application, in this case, mobile Bingo, directly onto your device. You also need to enter some details like your name, address and telephone number etc. Initially, one need not enter any credit card information as most developers offer a free demo option as well as a free bonus, just for signing up. Once the application has been downloaded and the registration complete; you receive a text message with a link and further instructions. You can choose to play mobile bingo in the demo mode or take advantage of the sign up bonus and play for real cash. Once you decide to go ahead and play with real money, you have various payment options like credit/debit card, or direct debit from your phone bill.
Benefits of playing mobile bingo on your phone
- It is great entertainment during vacations, while traveling, in your lunch break, or on your commute to and from work.
- With large touch screens available on most mobile devices, one can enjoy stunning life-like graphics.
- There are many chat rooms where you can socialize while playing
- Developers and promoters of mobile bingo usually offer attractive bonuses, promotions and specials which players can avail of.
- Great cash payouts and jackpots
Precautions to consider prior to playing mobile bingo
- It is a good idea to try out the free or the demo version particularly when you are playing for the first time or have budgetary restrictions.
- It is a good idea to read reviews of the application prior to investing your money in it.
- Many sites have come up with innovative awards and ways to review mobile bingo applications. These reviews are based on factors like: ease of application download, offers free trial or not, how easy the sign-up process is, how lucrative the site is with the value of money being offered to players, the fun factor, the payment process and the customer services etc. Based on these players can get an idea about the top mobile bingo apps.
Apart from this, one should only trust those sites which have 128 bit SSL or secure socket layer digital encryption to protect the personal details that you have entered.
Bingo is a great game that has several advantages. It enables one to exercise one’s brain; something that is extremely important to keep it young and active. Th at apart, Mobile Bingo can offer you great fun and excitement as well as give you a chance to win tens of thousands of dollars. Bingo chat rooms offer you a chance to talk to ‘like-minded’ people and make friends. With so many advantages it is indeed worth trying such an app.