Bingo’s Technological Evolution

By Ben Hamill - July 31 2018

There’s no denying that bingo has come along way since its inception in the 1930’s. Traditionally enjoyed on a large scale in dedicated halls, the future of bingo now seems to lie in the realm of the Internet thanks to the emergence of online games. It was this move – embracing the virtual world – that truly saw bingo evolve into a cult classic, which is now enjoyed by millions of players across Canada and beyond. Moving onto online and mobile casinos has also allowed it to stay fresh and keep up to date with the latest gaming trends, preventing it from gaining a reputation of being an old, boring or outdated pastime. Basically, it has stayed competitive within the realm of gaming by using technology to its advantage. By embracing new tech as it emerges, it has remained incredibly popular, as is evidenced by the millions of players that enjoy the game each day on their desktops, smartphones and tablets.

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New Angles for Millennial Appeal

One of the main benefits of embracing new tech has been that the game has remained attractive to a younger audience. Many casino brands have feared that it would fall from grace among Millennials – a particularly tricky generation to please when it comes to gambling. However, younger players are being encouraged to play through online and mobile casinos, social media platforms like Facebook, and even consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. By harnessing the power of technology that Millennials have grown up enjoying, the industry has managed to get more young people roped in than ever before, ensuring its future among other casino favourites like poker and slots. Additionally, given the ever-changing nature of both iGaming and technology, we could expect to see many more bingo-related innovations in the future to adapt to new devices and trends as well. 


Future Trends to Expect

One example of an upcoming trend that bingo may adopt is virtual reality, or VR. By adapting games for VR devices, players could eventually enjoy a virtual version of the authentic hall experience, all from the comfort of their own homes using specialized headsets and gaming software. It’s important to remember that the game is also loved largely for its social interaction aspects. At first glance, it may seem as though technology could eliminate this aspect altogether – but it has actually only made it more immersive and dynamic. Players can now chat to each other online as they play through instant chat features, and may even be able to converse with AI chatbots in the near future, too. Bingo’s fusion with technology has allowed friends and enthusiasts to come together from all corners of the globe to enjoy their favorite game together, and it is exciting to think what innovations the industry may harness in the future to make playing it even more engaging for future generations.