We have often punted that playing bingo is a way of relaxing and socializing, unlike much of the other gambling sectors. People play the game to have fun and be entertained and the chief reason for playing it is not winning prizes. So it is believed that this is the reason why people will always find the money to buy a couple of games of bingo, much like they will also find the money to have a couple of drinks in the pub. They might not be eating out as much, or betting on the horse, but they are still finding cheap ways to entertain themselves.
The online bingo industry is thriving, and competition is heated, however the winners in this equation are the bingo players. Bingo has a deep rooted social aspect in UK communities, it is a traditional pastime, and for this reason it is showing remarkable resilience in the recession.
UK Bingo sites are getting cheaper and land based bingo clubs are cottoning onto the same tactics as those being used by the online industry (giving away free games, making the ticket prices cheaper and offering worthwhile prizes and promotions). There is also an increasing number of online bingo portals that work with bingo sites to bring users better promotions and deals such as Groovy Bingo (http://www.groovybingo.co.uk)
Fortunately the game of bingo has an uncanny way of re-inventing itself, or being reinvented. Its transition to online communities has made it more popular than ever, and this sector of the industry is hardly feeling the pinch at all. Online bingo is touted to still be growing and is expected to generate massive incomes into the future, recession or no recession. With games on offer for as little as 1p a ticket, what can you expect? There probably isn't a shop in the UK where you can still walk in and buy a product or service with a penny, but all those pennies add up if they are coming in by the millions!
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