More and more of the gambling public are turning their backs on online casinos to try and ply their trade at online bingo. Obviously, online casinos are now providing their own form of a bingo buzz but it will take time before they attract the type of numbers that are associated with the bingo big boys of the gambling sector.
Those that concentrate purely on bingo will always attract more bingo players than those that concentrate of full on casino gambling. They may have a bingo game available but they also have table games, poker and online slots to lure potential and would be players.
Bingo has a faster set up rate. You find the bingo room you are looking for, sign up and play, whereas with online casinos you may not yet know exactly what game you are likely to play or even stick with on a long term basis. This makes bingo an easy gamble (no pun intended!) as you know what you are going to get, anything after that is just a bonus. The other main attraction of bingo is the large chat rooms and forums available, you have the time to chat, and with forethought can afford to chat whilst playing or not. When sat at a blackjack table however, the last thing you want is something in the corner of your eye flashing up and down showing who is chatting to who and who has won what.It simply isn’t feasible at online casinos.
A certain article in The Times today (22nd June 2009) advised that almost 20% of bingo as a whole is now played online with
admissions being the major factor, the more you have playing, the more there is in prize money. Another reason that online casinos will find it hard to compete as an increase in blackjack or roulette players does not increase what you could win if a ball lands on 8 black.
The only real option that online casinos have, and, could possibly deliver on, is to branch out. Many have done this with good effect. Virgin Games for example were once purely an online casino, but have now delved into the online bingo market with Virgin Bingo.
Each online casino will want a nice slice of the cake and those that take longer than others will be most affected when it comes to how much of a slice each casino takes.