A recent report has suggested that we might be playing more Bingo as things in the non-Bingo world seem to be miserable. Few industries are growing in these dark days of recession, unemployment and having to tighten our belts, but Bingo is one of the exceptions.
It would seem that when people are gloomy, and/or have extra time on their hands, they want to spend time cheering themselves up by donning a coat and going to the local Bingo Hall for a chat and a session or two, or by reaching for their mobile or PC, and playing a few games online while chatting in the chat rooms.
Even though money might be tight, a few games of Bingo are probably cheaper in terms of bangs per buck (or enjoyment in terms of expenditure) than going down the pub, or going to see a film. And of course by going down the pub, or seeing the latest flick, you won't stand any chance of actually getting your money back, or increasing it! That's the wonder of Bingo- entertainment, sociability, and a chance of a win! I feel more cheerful already!
I know a friend, Iain, who came down from Scotland a few years ago, to take up a job here. Sadly, he was made redundant and is now busy writing job applications and sending out his CVs. But to give himself a break, he's discovered the comradeship and fun that can be had from online Bingo. He said that a little flutter every other day, plus the friends he has made in the chat rooms, has made him feel less depressed and a lot more positive. He even said that he's met someone online who is interested in his previous employment and may well be able to offer him a position... and it's back in bonny Scotland. Because he and I are great chums, I will miss him if he has to go back to live and work in Scotland. But the upside is that when he's earning again, and regardless of the distance, he'll be playing more Bingo and we'll be able to maintain contact in the chat rooms, and compare our winnings!
So whatever your circumstances, carry on playing and good luck!