Rise of the numbers: How mobile tech has transformed online bingo


Among the many online gaming opportunities available today, bingo is perhaps the simplest one to play. The game is very easy to understand and can be amazingly rewarding. Not only can you have a great time playing bingo online, you could also win millions in jackpots and bonuses.

We’ve seen a rapid increase in the number of bingo players over the past couple of years. There are more than 3.4 million players actively engaging in various bingo sessions at any time on any day. The rapid increase can be attributed to the development in mobile technology. So how did mobile tech transform online bingo?

Play online anytime

There are a lot of apps and mobile websites that allow you to start playing bingo in a couple of taps, using any mobile device. All you need is an internet connection; that’s it. In fact, a lot of online bingo rooms are now switching to native mobile apps and mobile websites to allow players to play at any time.

OCR, for example, has just released another iOS app for bingo players. The new app is called Top Bingo Rooms and provides access to reputable bingo rooms. OCR helps mobile bingo players find apps and websites to visit for a truly enjoyable bingo experience.

You can view the best-rated online bingo rooms as soon as you open the app. You can also find out more about the cash prizes you can win from each room, the kind of bingo game played and various other details. You can even read reviews before deciding to play.

Better user experience

Mobile apps help players get a better overall user experience when playing online bingo sessions. There is no need to stay glued to the desktop computer anymore. Native apps now offer to improve online bingo rooms and provide a much more immersive experience.

There are plenty of features to keep players entertained too. Side games, scratch cards and even mini casino games are usually included in the app.

If you don’t want to install an app, there are always mobile websites to visit. Thanks to the wonders of HTML5 and mobile web technology, websites can now offer the same fluid experience on both desktop and mobile devices.

Numbers talk

We can’t negate the fact that smartphone and mobile devices are now everywhere. The growth rate of smartphone use is staggering. In 2015, there were over 4 billion smartphone users worldwide. That number has jumped by another 40% as we get closer to the middle of 2016.

The game of bingo is very suitable for mobile devices. It’s very simple to play, it requires a sufficient amount of user interaction, and the available themes and rooms keep the game exciting for players. The user interface is also much better than it was in the past, with most sites and apps featuring bigger buttons and better layouts so that online bingo rooms can take advantage of the relatively small screens available to them. Many gaming experts predict that we will have an even bigger increase in online (particularly mobile) bingo players in the near future.

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