UK Bettors Giving Online
Bingo Sites a Reason to Grow
by Mira Patel, News Staff Writer
June 10, 2008
Online bingo has
definitely come a long way in a few short years. Just
take a look at the amount of action British players are
taking part in. It's no surprise that bingo is a popular
gaming activity in the UK. However, the question of late
is just how popular has online bingo become for UK
online gamblers, many of whom also spend time gambling
at online casinos.
Well, according to
the bingo information portal, BingoPort.co.uk, Brits are
spending over £600 million per year on internet bingo
tickets. Considering many of these tickets can be bought
with pocket change, that's a lot of bingo tickets.
According to BingoPort's analysis, the well-branded Sun
Bingo hosts the most traffic, followed by Gala Bingo,
Foxy Bingo, Jackpot Joy and then Mecca Bingo. There are
certainly many other bingo rooms getting their fair
share of traffic as well.
tracking game play at all of the major online bingo
sites operating within and facing the UK betting
market, BingoPort's figures do not even reflect the
entire value of the burgeoning internet bingo industry,
which is beginning to make waves with U.S. online
gamblers. A bingo room that is a testament to this
growing trend is none other than
USA Bingo (part of the Bingo Workz network), which
also caters to the UK crowd.
As brought to light
in BingoPort's analysis, the sheer variety and amount of
promotions now being offered by internet bingo sites
signifies just how much the industry has grown in the
last year alone. Now that a greater demand for this
entertaining and social pastime is evident, competition
amongst bingo rooms has risen sharply. Just as the case
is with online casinos, it is not uncommon to see
large-scale welcome bonuses and reload bonuses offered
to players for their loyalty.