Alternative Bingo Games
Traditionally bingo games were played in bingo clubs in isolation, each club ran its own games although often clubs run by the same operator would offer the same games. Linked bingo games are a relatively newcomer to the field but are fast gaining in popularity. Linked bingo games were first introduced in land based clubs, and meant that several clubs joined up to play a game. Therefore you’d be playing in your local club, and playing against everyone else in the club to be the first to get a Full House, but you’d also be playing against potentially thousands of other players, all sat in their own clubs and hoping to get the Full House.
The benefits of a Linked Bingo Game is that more players bring higher amounts of money staked, which in turn leads to higher jackpots. Players get the extra thrill that, as well as playing with everyone else in the room, they are also playing against people who could be hundreds of miles away. It’s a fantastic feeling of being the first person to call a Full House, so imagine what it is like being the first of thousands of people to call it. Not only do you then win the jackpot on offer in your club but also the overall jackpot, which will probably be significantly higher. As well as offering larger jackpots linked games also promote a greater feeling of camaraderie, as even if you lose its nice to know that someone from your club was successful.
Although linked games first started in land based bingo clubs it didn’t take long for their popularity to be noticed, and over the last year they have become increasingly popular on online bingo sites as well. The principal is exactly the same; they are played at the same time and allow larger jackpot prizes to be offered. Some sites offer these as a regular feature, others do them as special promotions, sometimes with a theme such as the World Cup, Easter etc.