Online Bingo Player's Chart
A few decades ago the game of bingo was usually played in small towns or social halls. These are the places where hundreds of bingo fanatics came to play on their lucky bingo cards while hoping to win games, and even special grand prize jackpots.
The game of bingo has gone through a variety of changes over the years, and now it can be found on the Internet, where thousands of bingo lovers play every day.
According to the International Gaming & Wagering Business, who made a survey several years ago, an estimated 1.6 Billion people attended bingo social functions all across the country of America, alone, in the year 2003.
Since the beginning of online bingo it has increased about twenty-one fold. In the year 1999 there were on five bingo online sites, and in year 2003 there were 105; at present there are hundreds, or even thousands, of online bingo sites.
The most popular of all bingo sites are the ones that are free. There are about 45% of bingo online sites that are offering free play, and about 70% are either offering free play with a couple of premiums, and pay-to-play games, or totally offer free play.
In the United States alone, bingo online shows intense popularity - 90% of bingo players online that are using free play bingo sites come from North America.
According to another survey, around 80% who participate at free play bingo are women. Interestingly, the average age of both men and women playing bingo online is at 41 years old. And 80% of these players are within the age bracket of 25 to 55 years old. It is also interesting to know that only very few bingo players online were above 65 years old.
In the past, when one thought about bingo, it was traditionally associated with old ladies and with senior citizens. This may be more true of live bingo venues, but today, only 2% of the total population of the online bingo community is comprised of players over 65.
An estimated 85% of bingo players are accessing the game from home; often these are non-working mothers, or housekeeping wives. While they are taking care of the kids, doing the laundry, or cooking meals, they make the time to click on their mouse to play some bingo online.
Bingo online has easy features that all at home can easily understand. The game modes are simple, and there is also an auto play game mode.