The global recession and more pertinently the reporting of it may have given some people the impression that everything has just gone down and at a pretty uniform rate.
While overall trends during a recession will obviously not be uniform and there are also situations that emerge where opportunities arise as well.
The online casino industry is no different in this regard. The industry has done a lot better to weather the global economic downturn than many other industries but that does not illustrate the full story.
Within the industry itself some areas have been performing much better than others and on of the standouts in this regard is bingo.
The game of bingo has long struggled to cast of its traditional image as a game played as a social activity for elderly ladies. Nowhere is this more evident than in the layout and graphics of online versions of the game.
Modern online bingo tends to have a very slick user interface. This refining of the technology and the associated marketing of bingo as a modern game seems to be having an effect.
Since the start of this year online bingo has seen growth that is very strong and far ahead of many other types of online gaming.
Apart from the marketing and technology, another reason for the growth may be the number of people who have lost their jobs over the last few months.
Google has noted a surge in usage over the last few months because of this factor and it may very well be at play in this scenario as well.
Whatever the exact combination of reasons, the future looks very good for online bingo.