Bingo News: Online bingo going global?

By Becky Mosley - October 10 2008

UK online bingo is very popular with around three million players every year. The amount of online bingo players in the UK is rising and the market is getting more competitive with around three hundred operators.

People are beginning to realise the benefits of playing online bingo in the comfort of their own homes. You don’t even need to move from your favourite armchair.The online bingo games that are played have a much faster pace and offer higher jackpots than land based bingo halls. Bingo halls are not visited as often now due to the smoking ban, and the cost of petrol is probably not helping either. We have seen many bingo halls closing down recently and players moving over to online bingo due to the convenience of it.

The UK online bingo market has become saturated with the huge amount of bingo operators, this has caused the operators to start looking to set up in other places around the world.

Spain looks to be the next destination for online bingo. The Spanish online bingo market is fairly young and the potential for growth is huge for operators.

One of the online bingo sites that will be moving into the Spanish market is Feria Bingo who are expected to perform well, launching only last week. Mercedes Osorio is the marketing manager for Feria bingo said in a statement “We are very excited about this new business venture, and are optimistic about the bingo market in Espana. People love the lottery and enjoy relaxing games such as bingo. Internet access is now available accross the whole country with more people using online gaming sites than ever before. Our site uses experienced software providers St Minver to power the games, as well as several fun, worthwile promotional offers and huge jackpot games for players to enjoy.”

Sites that will be operating in Spain will be looking to introduce new players that do not have any experience in the game. They will entice the players with huge jackpots and the novelty factor of playing online bingo. People in Spain will go on to realise how easy it is to play from home, and how much fun the game is.