The giant search engine Google has claimed that its research has shown a rising popularity in Internet bingo across every age group and gender and is online poker's most powerful rival yet.
A statement from the search engine revealed that bingo has rapidly caught up and is now engaged in a race to decide which game is the most dominant.
"Due to the presence of so many online bingo operators, competition is becoming more and more intense forcing bingo sites to offer more and more benefits, bingo bonuses and added benefits to ensure loyalty and traffic," the Google statement claimed.
"Although bingo has been considered to be a female game in the past, the taboo has diminished as more and more male players are traced in the chat rooms of online bingo halls. The wide offerings, the social community nature of the game and the quality of the service are the main reasons of the increasing popularity."
Google points out that another advatage held by bingo is that the variants of the game are easy and straightforward to play. Unlike poker, online bingo players do not need to wager large amounts of money as bingo cards are generally affordable. The online game can be played while browsing the Internet with attention not mandatory, unlike poker. In the modern game, play is almost automatic, as players are not expected to call out bingo when they've won. The main requirement is to purchase cards on time before a session begins.