The technology world is evolving all the time, right before our eyes even if we can’t actually spot it changing. While we type away on our laptops or waste our time playing games and scrolling through social networks on our smartphones and tablets, the people behind the devices are working on updates that will either be pushed to the devices or released as part of the next version in a few months or years time. It really is amazing just how far we’ve come.

Technology as a whole has gone from being something ‘geeky’ to something ‘really cool’ and the advancements and developments have opened doors for particular niches within the sector to grow and thrive.

Online gaming was the kind of thing played by people in their bedrooms with the curtains and door closed, crisp bags thrown everywhere and empty tins of energy drink lining the desk. Now, people of all ages are playing games either on specially made gaming PCs, on the same laptops where they create their spreadsheets or on their mobile phones.

Bingo is a prime example of a game that has become ‘cool’ again, all thanks to the advancements in technology that we’ve witnessed in the past five years or so. As an industry, bingo was on the verge of collapse. The traditional halls were cancelling events because of a lack of interest from players and people just weren’t playing anymore, so the halls closed.

Today, online bingo is back with a vengeance and there are tons of sites from established and brand new companies listed on bingo comparison sites for people to take a look at and play at their leisure. The question is though, just what has changed about the game that has made it popular? Not everything that’s moved online has been successful after all.

The truth is that bingo, and the whole gaming industry, has become ‘cool’ again thanks to the level of entertainment involved now. Technology isn’t just a utility, something we use to find things out or to do routine tasks or make phone calls, we use it to entertain ourselves and bingo is no different.

Online bingo has taken the age-old concept and added a modern twist - technology. Players can now interact with each other, share their performance on social media and even win hundreds or thousands of pounds without having to move from the device they just sent an email from or received a call on. Smartphones and tablets have become ‘must have’ gadgets for entertainment purposes, not just sending texts and emails or making calls.

In traditional bingo halls you can’t really talk with your friends in case you miss out on hearing your number being called out and you miss out on the prize money. By playing online, however, you can chat using the live chat features even if you’re not in the room; or you can arrange your own bingo parties by getting people round and playing the same bingo room together.

It also takes much less time to play online. The games played in halls can take several hours and at the end of it you’ve got to get yourself home and that’s your whole night gone. Online, you can get your fix of entertainment and leave when you like, whether that’s after one game or five.

You’ve got to love technology.