Bingo Boom Is On The Cards
Bingo and playing the National Lottery has never been more popular – in South Africa and across the world.
It is now easier than ever to enjoy a flutter, whether as part of a night out or just from the comfort of your own home.
At the moment, of the 9 provinces in South Africa, only Gauteng has bingo licences, with the likes of Galaxy Bingo, Viva Bingo and Silk Gaming and Leisure holding them.
But as you can see at South Africa’s National Gambling Board, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the North West are also applying for licences, so heading out for a game of bingo looks set to become an even more popular event.
In South Africa, bingo profits have been on the up since 2006, but only time will tell if a night out at the bingo will become the frenzied passion seen in countries like England.
For decades, going out for a game of bingo has almost been a national obsession in the European country.
Homes were once filled with hairspray fumes and the smell of perfume at least once a week as women, and some men, got ready for their bingo fix – and many still are!
The whiff of nostalgia is almost as strong as the memory of the cigarette smoke that filled an atmosphere already charged with anticipation.
Young and old attacked cards with a marker pen and you were never sure your shoes would ever be freed from the bingo hall’s sticky carpets.
And while the technology, the decor and the size of the prizes may have changed, the bingo halls of Britain are still packed with people hoping for that big win, including an ever-increasing number of men.
There are also even more people who now opt to enjoy a game of bingo from the comfort of their favourite armchair, logging onto a myriad of online gaming sites.
Whole lotto fun
There are not that many things that you can do in your pyjamas and slippers that can give you quite such an adrenalin-fuelled rush, whether it is on your own or with family and friends.
Of course, it is important to remember to gamble responsibly but having a little game or bet every now and again can be a real thrill – as long as you have the money to lose.
Bingo is far from the only online game available. There is a whole world of adrenalin-pumping opportunities on the internet, not least the chance to win some of the biggest prizes of all on lotteries across the world.
These days when you play the lottery, you don’t even have to leave your home to buy your tickets. Just log on to sites such as www.lottery24.com at any time of the day or night.
There are few more exciting feelings than waiting to see if your numbers will come up to win that big, sometimes life-changing prize and, who knows, one day they really might.