Online Bingo: The Statistics

Online bingo is a massively popular form of gambling, of that there is no question. Is it as popular as the real world version? What’s the gender breakdown of players? How much money is involved in cash bingo, worldwide? These are just a few of the many questions we’re going to answer. 


As a general rule, women tend to spend around 47 percent more time playing online bingo than the man folk and account for more than 4 out of 5 players! That should make it no surprise that they spend, on average, £120 per month bingo — whether it’s online or in a real bingo hall at places such as Foxy or Jackpotjoy. However, 74 percent of players said they preferred the online equivalent due to the simplicity and convenience of turning on the PC, opening a web browser and buying a ticket.

While there was a not too surprising 87 percent of players saying they would like a little more money in their life, less than 10 percent said that was why they played bingo. That’s a critical figure, as it gives an indication as to addiction or desperation levels among players within the industry. Bingo appears to be outperforming many other forms of gambling on that front.

Here is the biggest statistic of all though: In 2008, market research showed that just 50,000 people played online bingo in the UK. Today that figure is over 3,000,000. That’s a staggering amount of growth for any game and one that cannot be taken lightly. With such a large increase in potential players there has been a sharp rise in the amount of operators out there as well, each offering their players something unique to try and capture the imagination.

Don’t get sucked in by their marketing ploys though, stick with us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

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