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Why Online Bingo is so Popular

Online bingo has really found its niche in the gaming industry enjoying one of the most social of customer bases, although as an online game it is still relatively new compared to some of the classic games found at online casinos today.

In contrast the game of bingo is quite old with the games roots being able to be traced way back to the 16th century, and according to records the game began in the US around 1929 and was called beano played at county fairs and in much the same way as it is played today, with beans being used to cover the numbers as they were called, hence the word "beano."

The game of Bingo was formalized in the United Kingdom in 1968 and by 1986 the National Bingo Games was legalized and its popularity soared, with linked games being played throughout all of the bingo halls at the same time.  This form of the game continues today and some of the prize money on offer is truly life changing.

It was not until 2003 or thereabouts that bingo made it onto the online scene, and today there is in excess of three million people playing the game and its variations each week, with around 70% of those players being women and with 90% of those playing being under the age of 50, so that smashes the belief that bingo is an old persons game, in fact playing bingo using the internet is the favourite leisure activity from women between the age of 20 -25.

Many will wonder why this age-old game is so popular and to answer that you have to look at one of the top online bingo sites like Paddy Power Bingo.

There are a few things you have to consider when playing at any online site, one of the most important is the welcome offer that the site has in place for new players.  This is because you will be playing a lot of the time with money that is not your own but a bonus that the site has put in offer to tempt you through their virtual doors.  These bonuses can take the form of one big bonus offer or a package of offers that are triggered each time you return to the site. Other bonuses do not require you to open up a personal account, but these no-deposit bonuses will have terms and conditions that apply to them.

Free games, loyalty reward, free spins on slots games, tournaments, progressive games and a selection of side games should all be provided by the site you choose.

Bingo is one of the most social games that you can play with fun chat games being at the very heart. Bingo also offers players to make new friends through the chat feature, they are able to make their own profile and can join in as much or as little as they choose to.  Catching up with friends, making new ones and having a laugh is at the very core of the game of bingo and is the main reason why this classic game is so popular.