Bingo is one of the world’s most loved games having been around for centuries, and one of the great things about bingo is that it has repeatedly stood the test of time. While other older and more traditional games may have fallen by the wayside, bingo has consistently evolved and therefore managed to stay relevant still to the present day.
Technology has had a huge impact on the game itself, how it’s played, where it’s played and by who. So much so that now leading operators in the industry are now looking at how technology can make the game appealing to Millennials; as it looks to remain as one of the most popular forms of entertainment around the globe.
There’s no denying that the younger generation are extremely tech savvy, with millennials involving technology in everything they do. Therefore, this opens an opportunity for older games like bingo to rise to the fore once again. We’ve seen it with board games such as monopoly and it’s certainly been and continues to be the case for bingo too.
One of the first things to note is that the traditional night out at a local bingo hall is undergoing a tech facelift. A lot of bingo halls now use tablets instead of paper cards for games, which immediately makes the game more attractive to the mobile generation. There’s still a love for going out and socialising amongst millennials, and with bingo halls making strides to stay ahead of the times, a night out at the bingo is as appealing as ever in many respects.
Apps seem to make the world go round these days, and where bingo is concerned they’re big news. Leading game developers such as mFortune have developed their own bespoke Bingo app which allow players to play on the go on their smartphones and tablets. This really opens up the reach of bingo amongst a younger adult, as they may not be keen on heading down to a bingo hall. In fact, this mobile aspect is of huge importance as desktop gaming has actually been overtaken by mobile gaming. Millennials want to be able to play their favourite games from wherever they are and whenever they want, and with bingo apps they can.
The social aspect of bingo has always been of huge importance to a lot of players. And while some may suggest there’s nothing as good as heading down to a bingo hall; social media has done a great job in recreating the impressive social experience many enjoy while playing. Platforms such as Facebook are now embracing social gaming, which allows users to connect with family and friends in order to play along with them while gaming within the platform.
Some bingo apps also allow players to connect with their Facebook friends too, which again can help to create an enjoyable experience. Technology is the key for the progression and evolution of bingo, and it will certainly play a huge role in attracting a younger adults. The game has proven it can stand the test of time, and it will continue to do so thanks to smartphones, tablets and apps.