They say that bingo first originated in Italy in the 1500s, possibly as a way for the government of the time to raise money, just like our National Lottery today. But it wasn’t until the 1920s and 30s that it really took off in America. In the UK the 1960s were its true heyday with thousands of bingo halls up and down the country and millions of people playing each week.
But for several decades bingo hall attendances have been on the decline as people have chosen different ways to spend their leisure time. It’s a decline that’s continuing as, according to Gambling Commission figures, between 2016 and 2017 the number of bingo halls in the UK fell by nearly 6%.
However, the advent of the internet and mobile access to it have given the game a whole new lease of life with many operators finding that bingo translates very well to being an online experience.
One of the biggest and most successful of these operators is Wink Bingo. As one of the most innovative of the online bingo operators it’s not surprising that Wink also have a cutting-edge app that makes mobile play simple.
The app is easy to download from the Google Play Store and installing it on any Android device is simple, although you will have to register on the Wink Bingo site too. Luckily this is also a very easy process that takes only a couple of minutes to complete.
Once the app is installed you’re ready to go.
An especially good feature for anyone starting to play via the app is the so-called “Newbie Room”. For 7 days it gives free access to games so you can find your feet by playing games for free as well as having online access to help if you find you need it. Then, at the end of the 7 days, you should have all the confidence you need to play whenever you want.
Choice of games
The Wink Bingo App gives you a great choice of games to enjoy on your Android device including both 75 and 90 ball games which are easy to play. Experienced players even have the opportunity to play a selection of VIP games for even bigger prizes.
Payments and withdrawals
One of the most important aspects of any online bingo app is being able to make payments and withdrawals quickly and easily – and the Wink Bingo app makes sure this is simple. You can use all major debit and credit cards but lots of players prefer methods like PayPal, PaySafe Card and Entropay so you certainly do have plenty of choice.
Bonuses and incentives
Another real area of strength are the welcome bonuses that Wink Bingo offer for new members – though it is a good idea to read through the terms and conditions for these before you play as there are certain wagering requirements to be met before you claim yours. Nevertheless, they do offer fantastic value when you claim them.
So, to sum up, the Wink Bingo App is a great way to play this popular game on any Android device and installing it couldn’t be simpler. If you want to find out more about Wink Bingo before you commit then visit their website where you’ll also be able to download the app.
So eyes down, and get ready to play!
Editor Note: Our editorial stance on including links to apps or games with gambling and/or casino links is as follows: We will only consider them if there is an official app in the Google Play Store and/or Apple’s iTunes. The sentiment being that if it’s good enough for those outlets, it’s good enough for us to mention. Wink Bingo can be found in iTunes now.