What Will 5G Mean for the World of Bingo?


If you’re looking for the very definition of a game that has not just survived, but thrived, for many decades then bingo is a great example. In the years following the Second World War, the game gained a solid foothold in the UK with halls opening across its length and breadth. Bingo was incredibly popular throughout the 1950s and 60s and maintained a good level of interest in the 70s and 80s.

Then, in the 1990s, the online bingo revolution arrived. This not only gave the game a real shot in the arm taking it to higher levels than ever before, but it also started to win over a whole new generation of players. The options and variations that were introduced included both 75 and 90 ball games, as well as many themed to tie in with everything from popular TV shows to leading slots games.

Today there are plenty of options for players looking to enjoy the game online. Visit a typical bingo games website and you’ll find a plethora of different games to enjoy that have been designed to appeal to every kind of player. Quick and easy to play, these also include some aspects of the old hall-based games such as chat rooms. For the more adventurous players, there’s even an innovative new version of the game called Slingo. A combination of slots game and bingo, this includes bonus features and super-fast action to create an even more exciting experience.

Something that has consistently fuelled the development of online bingo has been the progress of technology, and mobile technology in particular. The arrival of the smartphone proved to be a watershed moment for the game, as it was for so many other things. While there are some who question whether this has been all good for us, it certainly opened up a world of new possibilities for online bingo fans.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro – 5G” (CC BY 2.0) by ajay_suresh

The game proved to be perfect for the small screen. What’s more, the fact that games could be played quickly and on the go fitted in with players’ needs. Now, as 5G technology has been rolled out at long last, the game is set to make another quantum leap forwards.

The speed of play is an important element of online bingo and 5G is set to accelerate this considerably. Some games are set to become even faster moving as we move into the new realm, particularly for players equipped with the smartphones that are best set up for 5G. The great news is that these are no longer just the top-of-the-range models, they now include many more mid-range and some budget handsets too.

With the numerous other benefits that the new technology will deliver including previously unimaginable Gbps speeds, more reliability and a huge network capacity, these are all going to be available to many more people than once seemed likely.

So, when it comes to the future of online gaming, 5G is set to be a number that all bingo players will love.

Tech Digest Correspondent