Online bingo is so popular that it’s almost caught up with poker as the most played online gambling game. The market in total is worth millions, and the reason that playing bingo online is now so big is that brands are constantly making the leap to have a more modern and technologically advanced game.
If you think back to a decade or so ago, when bingo halls were everywhere in large towns and cities, then the swift decline they faced when even the more technophobic people made the switch to video games, it’s a good job that bingo has made some strong foundations in the online market.
One of the things that brands are doing to make online bingo more social is by letting players add their webcams in to a chat system. Sites like www.bingocams.com have the players and even the callers’ faces in the chat section, which makes playing bingo at home feel a lot more like it used to back in the big bingo halls.
Despite this, webcam bingo is only available with a few brands. Is there a reason that webcam bingo isn’t as popular as you would expect?
What are the benefits?
While there is no way that playing via webcam will improve or decrease your chances of winning, there are many positive social aspects to this little extra perk of the game. As mentioned before, it adds a big change to people who were just playing on their won at home. This was considered to be one of the worst parts of online bingo when it first started. There was a fundamental lack of trust in who they were playing with and who was deciding the numbers. With the webcams added, players have the assurance they they’re actually facing real people and not some robots who will take your money every time you play.
Finding ways to make players feel like they’re part of a community is no mean feat. It has been widespread opinion until very recently, with many industry experts, players and filmmakers saying that bingo halls and bingo are dying, and with them, the bingo community. Any attempt to revive that once thriving culture can only be seen as a good thing and Bingocams certainly gives it a go.
How can it be improved?
There are no ways yet that we can see will improve the state of online bingo and the communities around it. There are virtual reality heads sets being developed that could see players sat in virtual bingo halls in the future, although this is still in development so even when it does come out, the price will be a high premium. It could be another ten years before things like this are readily available to the regular bingo playing public.
September 30, 2013 – 10:58 AM - | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »