always known about the game of bingo. It’s a game that ladies in
our street used to play on a Wednesday or Saturday night down at the
local bingo hall. It’s a game that has always been there in the
background – a bit like Monopoly and Cluedo. But until a few months
ago, I’d never actually played it for myself.
was on holiday with my family in one of those resort hotels where
they have entertainment programmes. That’s not really my kind of
thing, but the kids found out that one afternoon session was going to
be bingo and they really wanted to try it. It was supposedly for
adults, so they needed me to go along with them, which I did. We
played with a group of about 20 people and it was fun! It wasn’t
difficult at all – all you needed to do was listen out to the
numbers being called and cross them off if you had them on your
cards. As we were playing two games at once, it got a bit confusing
as to when we were playing for one line and when we were playing for
a full house, but we got there in the end! Although none of us
actually won, we got pretty close and it was a fun way to pass half
an hour or so.
holiday continued – with various other activities thrown in along
the way – and then we came home and got on with our everyday lives.
But then one night I thought about bingo again and decided to play
the game online. It wasn’t quite the same as playing in person –
the games were a lot quicker for a start and the prizes were
different too. On holiday, you could win a bottle of wine or a free
dinner, online you can win huge amounts of money, even though it only
costs you pennies to play. I play
bingo now on my
chosen bingo site whenever I’ve got a few minutes to kill.
I can even pre-buy a ticket for a big jackpot game that I don’t
have time to play at the scheduled time. It doesn’t matter, my
ticket still gets played through, so I still have the chance to win
even if I’m not sitting watching the game. That’s the big
difference with online bingo – you don’t actually have to do
anything beyond buying the tickets you want. The software takes care
of marking off your numbers and ‘shouting’ bingo on your behalf!
wouldn’t say I’m as dedicated to bingo as the ladies on my street
used to be, but I can certainly see why they used to play. For easy
entertainment mixed with the chance of a big
win, you can’t
beat a game of bingo!