1. Freedom

There are many reasons to play online bingo - not least the freedom of schedule that this fabulous game offers. Live bingo is often constricted to sessions every day and although often incorporates a social meeting for friends, it doesn't allow for those of us whose lives don't fit inside such a tight schedule. That's one of the reasons that Internet bingo has become so popular. Those of us who fancy having a quick daub, whether it’s the afternoon or middle of the night, are not only able to play but can also meet and chat to others who feel the same.

2. Unlimited Chat

Being able to chat with others with similar interests and lifestyles to you also underlies the immense popularity of Internet bingo over live bingo. When playing in a live hall it is possible to sit next to your best friends and only ever chat between games as talking is seen as a distraction in a hall. In online bingo, the players are always encouraged to chat and are even rewarded for doing so. Chat is such an integral part of the experience that it is incorporated in many of the tourneys and promotions that many online bingo games offer.

3. Free For All

There are also many ways to get free play when you play bingo games online. There are many sites that offer free games either in the form of an overview of their bingo experience or as standard. Sites such as Jackpotjoy offer players the option to play for free and collect points without depositing money. This enables everybody to get involved with free online bingo, whereas live bingo doesn't have such a far-reaching approach to audiences.

4. Loyalty is Always Rewarded

Another bonus you get from playing bingo games online are the points for loyalty that most sites offer. These schemes come in many forms and it's always a good idea to bone up on what your site offers you as a result of loyal play before depositing your hard earned cash. Depending on which site you register with you can convert loyalty points into cash, Air Miles and prize draws. Other sites offer free play as a result of loyal play so choose a loyalty scheme that rewards you in the way you'd like best.

5. Big Money No Matter the Hour

There are also massive jackpots including progressive jackpots and tourneys waiting to be played for no matter what the hour in online bingo. Often unavailable or limited to weekly and busy sessions, live bingo’s versions of these huge jackpots are eclipsed by the offer of playing for a million pounds three times a week on certain sites.

6. Get Seen!

Lastly, once you've found the right site for you, where the roomies are your sort of people, you can upload your photo and get your photo in the site gallery. Often sites reward members who do this with extra points and maybe a further mention in the newsletter or on-site.