Wed. May 29th, 2024

When it’s time to sit down and play a game, there’s always one question on our mind – what should we play? Now, we’d usually say bingo, because since the dawn of time (well, at least since the Italians invented it in the 1500s) it has been the game that beats all other games. Okay, we’re biased and you can understand why, after all this is a bingo site. However, we’re going to try to be impartial here for once as we take a look at which game is more fun – slots or bingo.

Slot machines are pretty great though

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What’s so great about slots?

We’ll go with the outsider first and take a look at slots. Now, as you may know here in the UK we have something of a fascination with slots that’s almost on a par with bingo. We go on holiday, and there are slot machines to be found. We go out at night and sure enough, there are slots there to be played.

But why do we love them so much?

Is it the twinkling lights that hypnotize us or the sound of the reels as they spin? Perhaps it’s the clink of the coins falling into the tray when you hit a winning combination.

Actually, it’s because they really are fun to play and so easy, anyone can do it. Think about it this way; what other game can you play without having to understand what the rules are? You pop your coin in and hit the button. You win or you lose. Pretty simple, right? That has to be a major attraction with slots, but believe it or not, there are others.

In fact, one of the greatest things about slots is the huge number of themes you can choose from, especially in their online versions. There’s pretty much everything there from music themed games to cute furry animal ones!

Most importantly though is the chance to win big. Yes, slots have been known to make people millionaires, particularly online slots where you’ll find incredible progressive jackpots that keep growing and growing the more people play the game. Did you know that the biggest online slot win was £13,209,300! British soldier, Jon Heywood won it here in the UK back in 2015. That must have been one hell of a feeling seeing that jackpot come up.

What about Bingo?

Nothing quite beats bingo, right?

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Ah, now we’re talking! What can we say about this legend of a game that hasn’t been said before? It’s a great way to socialize with people, it’s good for your memory, it’s good for hand-eye coordination – we really could go on and on and on.

But you know all of this already, right?

The reason we think bingo is so much fun is because you get a sense of achievement in playing the game and, of course, winning it. There’s something so fulfilling about marking off your numbers and being the first to call bingo that just makes is so much fun.

There’s plenty of tension involved too, as you can be left sitting there waiting on one number for a full house, and time drags on and on. Then, all of a sudden some other player nips in and steals your prize. Yes, we know that doesn’t sound like too much fun, but it makes for a great game, especially in live bingo halls.

So which is more fun?

You really want us to choose one don’t you? Well, you’re going to be disappointed because we genuinely can’t choose between the two. Believe or not (big shock, we know), we actually enjoy playing the slots just as much as we do bingo.

It’s good to mix things up every now and then and as much as we love a good, tension-filled game of bingo, we also love to sit down and listen to those reels whir on the slot machine. And who can ignore those massive progressive jackpots?

If you’re going to choose between slots and bingo, then it depends on what you’re looking for. If you like to play a game where you need to stay alert, pay attention to what’s going on, and get a little satisfaction from marking off numbers, then bingo is your only choice.

If, however, you’re looking for something that requires far less thinking on your part but offers the opportunity to win big, and we mean really big, then online slots are your jam. Just make sure that you’re playing a progressive jackpot because that’s where the really big money is.

Whatever you decide to play, just remember to set yourself a gaming budget and stick to it each and every time you play.


By Sean

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