Most types of gambling are popular with UK punters. Some are instant hits whilst others slowly but surely capture the imagination of the gambling public. Social changes, altering tastes and technological advancements also affect the popularity of gambling products. Sometimes these changes are small, other times changes are on a huge scale that encompass the entire industry. Bingo at Umbingo has had its ups and downs in the UK, but like most forms of gambling, it is enjoying a golden age of popularity at this moment in time.
Modern bingo is related to an Italian lottery game that was played in the 1530s. It is almost a direct descendant of this Italian game, but it was modified somewhat before it hit the UK all the way back in the 18th century. Eventually, the popularity of bingo meant that it even reached the US and here it was originally called Beano.
The French have molded many a gambling game through history and bingo is no exception. It was the French that made changes to the original format and the alterations that were made, shaped bingo into the form that is played now in bingo halls and online, across the UK. The bingo we play today is more closely related to Le Lotto, a popular lottery that was exclusive to France.
The 1990s introduced the world to the digital age. This was the biggest development in technology for a generation. Digital technology has touched everyone’s lives and those who embraced it have continued to flourish because of it. The entertainment industry and digital technology have proved to be a match made in heaven. Film and television has benefitted immensely and so has the world of video gaming. The gambling industry is another big winner thanks to this revolution. Gambling has been transformed into a user-friendly industry that is readily available to the masses that are of legal age to gamble. You can now play bingo in the comfort of your own home or on the move 24/7. This online accessibility has no doubt contributed to the popularity of bingo in the UK and across the globe.
In 1996 the first online casino and video slot appeared on the internet. These were instant hits with the UK public and they introduced a new generation to gambling and gambling games. Bingo was also quick to move online but the success for bingo was not instant. It is believed that because of the social element fixed to bingo and bingo halls, bingo players were reluctant to lose the social element and resisted change for some considerable time. However, it wasn’t until 2003 that bingo finally fully embraced digital technology and this continues to this day. When mobile bingo software was introduced to bingo sites, this boosted popularity further as players could indulge in a game of bingo on the go. The social element courtesy of online chatrooms has also boosted bingo-playing numbers at UK bingo sites.