You needn’t check into a real-life bingo hall to play the game. And gone are the days you had to confine yourself to your desktop computer at home just to play online games. It’s all thanks to the growth of online gaming sites by both major brands such as Mecca, Gala, and other emergent iGaming companies on the online gambling scene.
The reception of this online gaming paradigm shift by internet games fans and players has been great, with approximately 350 bingo sites available and more people now playing online compared to 10-15 years ago.
For the uninitiated, online bingo is no longer only available on the desktop. There are more than three ways to play online bingo games on mobile devices. Have a look at them below and get your mobile gameplay on.
Your Mobile Browser
Mobile devices are minicomputers. They have embedded computers in them, enabling you to key in instructions and give that smartphone or tablet commands to execute. Being mini-computers means that you’ll have a near similar gaming experience on mobile as you would on desktop. The browsers you use to access a bingo site on a desktop are the same browsers you use while playing on mobile.
When it comes to mobile browsers, you’ll have several options to work with, primarily depending on your device’s make. The software will also play a significant role, seeing as some browsers are only available on the Android platform, while others only exist exclusively for iOS mobile devices. Check to see whether your mobile device has the brand’s pre-installed browser, for instance, the Mi Browser for Xiaomi devices, Safari for Apple devices, etc.
If no native browser exists, use Google Chrome as it’s pretty much compatible with most legacy brand mobile devices. You can also try out OperaGX from multi-platform web browser developer Opera, one of the foremost browser applications designed for online mobile games.
After installing the browser, all you have to do is enter the access link or web address of the new bingo site in the browser’s search box and hit “Enter” to start your 75-ball, 80-ball, or 90-ball gaming experience. Mobile browsers are your best option for playing online games, especially where the bingo site doesn’t have a downloadable mobile app.
Downloadable Bingo Apps
You’ll have to visit your favourite bingo site or check out reputable reviews online to find out if the site has a resident mobile app. Once that’s out of the way, follow these steps:
- Visit the site and follow the prompt instructions to create an account if you don’t have one already
- Find the link to Google play store or Apple App Store and download the app
- Log into your account
- Navigate to the cashier portal and deposit the minimum funds
- Choose a bingo room and join to play
Most sites optimize their mobile bingo apps for smooth and flawless gameplay, so you shouldn’t have trouble accessing or operating the games on mobile. It’s a fine way to play mobile games, given that some online titles are specifically mobile instant play games and are only available on mobile devices. Besides, you can access all desktop functions and features on the mobile app. Apart from the screen size, you might not even notice or tell the difference in gameplay.
However, be careful as you download apps because there have been many fake applications on app stores, some of which could be gateways for fishing attacks by hackers. Ensure you only download the app from Google, Apple stores, or the official website of the gaming company in question.
Bingo Client Suite
UK bingo site clients might be a bit of a foreign concept to most players because punters are often used to playing online on browsers or the particular site’s mobile app. The client or setup isn’t that different from a downloadable app and is great for a better gaming experience on both desktop or mobile. The best example of a gaming site that has a comprehensive suite is PokerStars casino.
You access the site, locate the suite set up, typically under the downloads link, and download the full suite that comes complete with all features of the site’s browser or mobile app interface versions. You can execute all the functions of the online gaming platform, from creating an account, loading funds into your bankroll, playing games, to cashing out your winnings.
Online suites might even reduce your power consumption and battery life since you won’t need as much battery power to run an app or browser. It’s a plus for gaming sites where the suite can run games offline because you eliminate the need to have internet access for your gameplay.
Independent Circuit Mobile Bingo Games
Not all online games are available on big brand gaming sites. Some small-scale gambling industry players prefer to operate on the independent circuit in the online gaming industry. As a result, you might come across plenty of small outfits offering downloadable bingo game applications. Such platforms could benefit players who download the entire game on their mobile device and favourite it or create a home screen widget for quick and easy access.
Another version of independent gaming operators is bingo games developers who partner up with game and software providers to create and avail games outside of well-known online bingo brand platforms. Examples include Tombola, InTouch, B-live, and Parlay.
You’ll be surprised to learn that some of these platforms are bingo games only sites, meaning no slots, poker, or live casino titles to distract you. And you won’t find the games on these independent sites elsewhere.
So what method is it going to be for you? We suggest downloading a bingo app if you have enough space and processing power on your mobile device or playing on browsers and gaming suites to save on game loading times. It would be great to try out an independent circuit game provider and taste the waters, so to speak. Either way, ensure you bring the best out of your mobile gameplay.