Bingo apps are similar to other apps in that they can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet computer and used to play bingo.
However, unlike other types of games and apps, bingo apps allow you to play bingo online, chat with other users, and deposit into your bingo account – all from one place. Bingo apps contain all of the facilities and features you would find on a traditional online bingo website but in a more convenient and portable format.
Bingo apps only exist for mobile devices and will not work for computers or laptops (although most online bingo sites also offer free flash games that can be played directly in your web browser).
This is because the way a bingo app works are by linking to a site. When you open an app, the phone or tablet sends data to a website via your internet connection and creates what is called a ‘bridge'.
The pixelated version of the online bingo room appears in the app so you can play from where ever you are – be it on holiday, at home, or at work!
Bingo App Types
When it comes to bingo apps there are a couple of things you need to know.
1First of all, do not download an app without checking the credentials of the site it leads you to.
Look for a seal of approval from a respected organisation such as the UKGC which licenses all UK gambling operators.
Secondly, find out which type of bingo app suits your needs best. There are two types – download bingo apps and instant play bingo apps.
Download apps require you to download the game onto your device's hard drive while instant play apps do not need to be downloaded in order to work, making them instantly available.
Download bingo apps tend to be more popular because you can get involved in the game faster and they are arguably safer because of the extra security features on the devices themselves (especially if you download them from an app store like Apple's App Store or Google Play).
There is no right or wrong type of bingo app because it all depends on what you want from the game.
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