A lot of people associate bingo with elderly people and have the perception that the only people that play it is mainly old people and mums. However, this is certainly not the case, especially in recent years.
To begin with, the legal age of a person participating in bingo is 18, this is because bingo is a form of gambling. In the UK, the minimum age that a person is allowed to gamble, whether it be in a casino, betting shop or online, is 18. So 18+ is the legal age to play bingo online and in bingo halls. You have to confirm your identification in order to play online bingo, it is not the case of simply claiming to be 18 or over and then being accepted, you will be asked to provide some form of identification. This could be a bank statement; driver’s license or passport photo. This is of course just the gambling age in the UK, in order parts of the world, the minimum age differs.
The reason as to why there is an age registration, it to lower the chances of someone gambling irresponsibly. It is important to understand what gambling is and how to be responsible when enjoying online bingo or any betting format for that matter.
A responsible gambler is someone who understands when the fun ends and can stick to a budget that works for them. Of course, there is the element of winning money when gambling, but also be aware that you could potentially lose money, so if you understand what your budget is, then you will not be losing more than you can afford. Gambling is also meant to be fun, so if you are playing online gambling games or gambling in a land-based casino, betting shop or bingo hall, please ensure that you are doing it for fun, not just to win money.
If you do find yourself in a decline and are losing money, do not start chasing your losses. By this, we do not mean to stop playing all together, but keep a level head and if you are going to continue gambling, ensure that you are gambling what you can afford and keep to the same mentality in the beginning, don’t just continue to chase your loses. There are numerous sites that can offer you support and help if you feel like you are getting an unhealthy addiction to gambling.
Despite the stereotypes around bingo only being for elderly people and mums, the game of bingo can actually be enjoyed by people of all ages. There are different types of bingo games for customers to enjoy, this includes 90 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, 40 ball bingo and 36ball bingo. The demographic of bingo has changed quite a bit in recent years, this could be because of the access we have to it nowadays. It is no longer the case that we have to travel to a bingo hall in order to enjoy a good game of bingo, it can all be accessed online. There are a range of fun online bingo sites for you to register with and play different forms of bingo there. As well as this, we can also claim bingo bonuses to spend on the bingo games, to help us further increase our winning chances and also to try out new bingo games risk free.
Of course, bingo halls are still popular and do attract a lot of older people, as it is a chance to be more sociable. You can meet regular bingo lovers and make some great friendships. This can also be done online, with the live chat option that allows you to talk to other players. However, you do not have to use the live chat option if you just want to play the different games. It is not just bingo games either that you can play on bingo sites, you can access a range of online slots and also scratchcards, this is something that you may not necessarily do in a bingo hall and therefore you would have a better experience at an online bingo site.
The age around slot games is a lot younger in comparison to bingo, and due to the fact that you can play slot games at bingo sites, it has attracted a younger audience to bingo platforms. It also has made younger people more intrigued to try out bingo games, then once they have decided they enjoy the bingo games, they continue playing. All in all, this has made the demographic younger and started to remove the stereotype surrounding bingo and the age of its audience.
A study that was published in 2017, showed that 25% of bingo players were between the age of 18-34, which is the highest percentage we have seen. 35-44 year olds stood at 26%, 45-54 year olds was at 28% and then people over the age of 55 was 21%, which is the lowest percentage it had been at in recent years.