30 Ball Bingo aka Speed Bingo
Let's face the facts here - everybody knows about bingo. It's long been a game that conjures up images of excited old ladies huddled in tiny village halls, poring over multitudes of tickets strewn over desks, hammering away at them with brightly coloured dabbers as they bid to be the first lucky participant that gets to stand tall and yell out "BINGO!", scooping a prize in the process. Don't let this give you any glaring misconceptions, though - in recent times the humble game of bingo has undergone something of a renaissance, storming out of the dark ages and into the mainstream consciousness.
First game the big brick-and-mortar bingo hall chains that sprung up all over the country like the first daffodils of spring, catapulting bingo from the depths of those aforementioned secluded village halls. Now bingo, backed by extensive advertising and marketing campaigns, became more than just a bastion of elderly time-passing. This was big-budget bingo with prizes that were really worth winning. Granted, the clientele remained largely similar, but for the first time, more people began to take notice. Gradually, over time, more and more people outside of the stereotypical demographic began to get involved.
The next step concerns the subject of this post - as bingo's popularity grew, it was only a matter of time before it made the leap to the online world. Independent bingo-focused sites began to appear, and major betting sites leapt onto the bandwagon too. Now bingo's popularity was its apex - it was accessible to anyone and everyone, and more and more people were sitting down at their computers to play a few rounds. But there was still one problem - bingo can be quite a time-consuming game to play, and not everyone had enough time to dedicate to it. And thus, speed bingo was born.
Speed bingo - sometimes also called 30 ball bingo - is a specialised bingo game designed for those who are short on time. Using a simple 3x3 grid - meaning you only need to match 9 numbers to win - it's played with a much smaller pool that is comprised of just 30 balls. Every 30 balls, there will be a winner. It's the ideal game for those who love bingo yet can't make the time to play it; it retains the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the full-fledged game, but on a much shorter timeframe.