If online bingo doesn't take to the TV, then take the TV to online bingo. That's been the motto of many operators who have opted to make the online bingo experience more interactive for players by bringing in presenters and hosting live games and chats. One site, BingoCams, has even gone as far as getting players connected up via their webcams whilst they play.
Crown Bingo and the Best Bingo Network were one of the first bingo sites to introduce live presenters to their bingo rooms. In Bingo Studio Live you can play real cash bingo with a live presenter from the comfort of your own home! This concept was soon borrowed by Chit Chat Bingo and the St Minver network. They now offer Special Bingo Live Games every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 8.30 and 11.30pm. Wink Bingo have recently done a couple of live studio evenings too.
Interestingly, none of the bigger sites - Jackpotjoy, Foxy, Tombola, Sun Bingo etc. - have live presenter bingo games. It may well be that they're watching the impact of these games at their smaller rivals before taking the plunge. We'd love to see a Foxy Live TV stream or Jack and Joy presenting bingo chat over at Jackpotjoy in the future.
The ultimate live bingo experience though is at BingoCams. Here you login, switch on your webcam and join in the fun with other players. If you record your "win moment" then you could even be featured on the website as follows.
These kind of online interactive bingo games could be paving the way for more live bingo. We'll be watching with great interest.