You would be forgiven for thinking that bingo originated in London because of the following and love the game enjoys in the UK. But the game actually originated in Italy. However, as mass appeal goes, London and the UK are where generally the game is most at home.
After bingo made its way to France and over the channel and into London, that’s when it saw a burst in popularity. London is also where bingo was first introduced to a mass non-elite audience and eventually commercialised. This is also where the foundation first took root to make the game popular all over the UK and, some would argue, the rest of the world. So as far as bingo’s history goes, London is at the forefront.
This piece will look at London’s and bingo’s future and what to expect from the two. So keep reading to learn more.
1. Better Bonuses and Promotions
As bingo continues to gain more appeal and attract more players, operators in London and other parts of the UK can offer better incentives like a large bingo deposit bonus. And with the global gambling revenue predicted to reach a whopping £767 billion by the year 2025. Bingo is expected to make substantial growth.
So as much as bingo has always had great bonuses and promotions, you can expect them to get better as time moves.
2. More Online Bingo Platforms
More and more players are getting into bingo, while more and more variants are being developed every day. This has not only proliferated the game’s popularity but the return on investment for those invested in it. And as substantial growth is expected to come, more investors are also likely to throw their hats into the bingo ring by developing their own platforms.
Bingo players in London and the UK will not lack for online bingo platforms, each with its differentiating factors and reasons to play. There will also be a wide selection of games to choose from, which will make it favourable for bingo players to keep playing.
3. Closing Down of Bingo Halls
There is no doubt about it; bingo in London and the UK is moving online. And even though bingo halls have been a permanent fixture in London and many regions all over the UK. It’s sad to say, but their days are numbered. As we stand, many have already shut their doors, never to be seen again.
However, it would be best to take this with a grain of salt. Even though you won’t get to visit your beloved bingo hall, it’s what’s best for the game’s future. Many industries have been buried in the forgotten grave for not embracing technology and moving with the time. So in this aspect, you can take solace in the fact that with the moves bingo is making. You can expect even your grandchildren to enjoy the same exciting games as you did.
4. A Younger and Diverse Crowd
Not so long back, bingo was a game played by the old pensioners to help them stay active and in touch with friends. But as the game has grown economically and received a rebrand, it is more appealing to the younger generation. Furthermore, marketing campaigns by operators to pull in younger crowds and the fact that the game is accessible online only adds to this.
On the other hand, women have been the biggest supporters of the game so far, but the demographic will only change to reflect changing preferences. So expect the face of bingo players in London and the UK to change in time.
5. More Payment Options
As the crypto market, online and mobile money transfer services continue to develop, bingo platforms will continue to adopt these options into their systems. This will make it convenient for players to access games from remote places in the UK and even from other regions worldwide.
6. Better Returns From Bingo Games
As more people play bingo and the game reaches its full potential. Operators and players in London and the UK are bound to see better returns. Operating online bingo platforms will be more profitable because maintenance is cheaper than bingo halls and can serve more players. Furthermore, UK bingo operators will be able to reach more markets, increasing the audience and their returns.
On the other hand, with the added income, operators can offer better incentives to players who can expect to earn more from the same games. In addition, authorities who charge operators a percentage of their earnings as tax will see better yields from the sector, which will develop the UK’s economy.
7. Relaxation in Bingo Regulations
Gambling has been a closely monitored industry as far back as the 1500s. Furthermore, with different reigns over the centuries, different rules for and against gambling have come. However, in recent times the authorities have looked at bingo and gambling in a more favourable light. Since the introduction of the online gambling act in 2005, bingo operators have found it easier to operate.
But further concessions and regulation framework still needs to be made to see bingo’s full potential. And as the revenue generated from the game continues to grow, we see this eventually happening.
The story of bingo and the UK, London in particular, is like the story of the beauty and the beast. Technically they could be split into their own success stories, but they wouldn’t be the same affectionate ones we have come to know and love. So would bingo have become the massive industry that it is today without London’s influence? Maybe.
However, we are glad that this story turned out the way it did because it gave Brits something to identify with and, in some instances, even benefited from. So even as we have an idea of what the next bingo chapters may entail. We are still anxious to see how they unfold. What are you most excited about in London’s bingo? Let us know in the comment section below.