Young people today are tech-savvy high consumers of the latest technological gadgets. Furthermore, using new hardware and software comes as second nature to them. Many have been born and raised into a high-tech world or were young when the digital revolution of the 1990s took place. The internet and computers have become their pen and paper.
This generation moves effortlessly from one technological breakthrough to the other. Many would have witnessed or entered the brave new world created by the huge advances in the technology of recent times and as such free bingo games were among them.
The New Face Of Gambling
Gambling is more accessible than ever before and this has led the young and curious to discover this world that is now available at a tap of a computer key. The customer base that now enjoys a flutter has changed beyond recognition. More women than ever and more people in their twenties and thirties are gambling thanks to easy access to online casinos. Slots are the major pull but bingo has benefitted hugely as well.
The Changing Face Of Bingo
Bingo halls were once thought of as places that were mainly inhabited by the elderly who wanted to quietly play away time in a calm setting where they could socialize with friends. This changed when bingo was rebranded to appeal to a younger generation. Now bingo halls are lively places where young people meet up for a Saturday night out.
Bingo mostly appeals to young females and this is still the case now. The average age of a bingo player is lower than ever and Millennials made up 17% of bingo players in 2015, by 2016 it was 21% and 25% in 2017.
In fact there has been a spike in the number of young people visiting bingo halls as they are now seen as good places to meet new people and to socialize with friends. They are a safer alternative to nightclubs with little or no trouble being recorded and this is important, especially to groups of young women.
The online version of bingo has been around since 1996. However, online bingo had to wait until 2003 before it really took off. In 2015 the popularity of online bingo was further fueled when the game went mobile. Now online bingo is popular in the UK and around the globe and it is especially appealing to the young. There is a huge choice of games for all budgets and this is a winning combination for attracting young players. The social side has been kept intact courtesy of chat rooms where all players can meet and interact with each other and room hosts. Young people have vast experience with chat rooms and rarely find them intimidating.
Bingo has undergone a complete image change and this has helped attract a completely different cliental to the table. Online bingo is the most popular form with young people because it is available 24/7 and easy to access. The online community keeps the social aspect alive as well.
Published by Matthew Piggot