If you’ve ever attended an industry conference or even just spent some time in bingo chat rooms you’ll have head people trying to predict the future of bingo.
The game has been around for centuries and lets face it, it hasn’t really changed much. The greatest change has been how players access the game; there has been a great shift of players visiting online sites. Of course whilst land based bingo halls are still popular, numbers are dwindling, probably thanks in part to the smoking ban but mostly just as a sign of the digital era.
2015 is set to be the year that mobile bingo really takes off, it’s clear to see that this is happening as new mobile bingo sites are popping up left right and centre. However, these mobile bingo sites really aren’t offering anything new, it’s still the same old game that people know and love.
So other than changes in technology and slightly fancier software, how is bingo actually going to evolve, or even, is it going to evolve?
It’s very difficult to know the answer, it seems clear that many attempts to revolutionise the game have tried and failed, we won’t name and shame but a certain game appeared on Facebook not long ago calling itself bingo, but with a totally different concept. That was the problem, the game wasn’t bingo and therefore people didn’t like it. Read more »