How are bingo halls keeping up with the digital world

When you think about all the innovative ways that technology is being used, bingo halls don’t particularly spring to mind. In the face of declining numbers and closures across the UK, bingo halls are turning to digital tech to stay relevant and keep bingo enthusiasts coming through their doors.

Modern bingo halls are leveraging streaming, live experiences and interactive boards to make venues more immersive and enjoyable. We take a look at these in more detail below.

Technology in bingo halls

You might be surprised about the range of new technology used in bingo halls. Random number generation (RNG) games have replaced traditional bingo cages, and you no longer have to keep track of the numbers called yourself, thanks to computerised bingo cards.

Many bingo halls are utilising the unlimited reach of social media to encourage people to play in person. From discounted evening games to online welcome bonuses, websites and social media are encouraging those who love bingo to come and play in person. This has helped create a more diverse community of bingo players.


Even in the face of a changing landscape, bingo’s popularity is unwaning. While bingo has often been labelled as a game for the older generation, recent developments mean that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern bingo is loved by various age groups thanks to its social appeal and fantastic prize offering.

While internet games and apps are keeping up with the digital side of things, numerous bingo events take place across the country each year that generate excitement. This mix of traditional bingo with dance-offs, rave intervals and audience participation is very popular and has led to the rise of bingo nights.

Online bingo

Many bingo providers have embraced online bingo by transitioning to computers and mobile phones. This shift has attracted a wider audience that prioritises convenience and comfort. The accessibility to games is unrivalled – all you need to do is download a Bingo app and you’re off to the races!

This has been a game changer for those who haven’t got easy access to a local bingo hall or have no time to pop in for a game. The beauty of online bingo means you can play at any time of the day, whether you’re on the go or taking a few minutes to play at home. Players can immerse themselves in bingo communities and access live chats 24/7.