Bingo is a popular leisure activity and the progress of technology and the rise of the digital age has made it only more attractive. Online bingo is on the rise and the demographic is changing from younger female players to include both sexes of all ages.
Given the popularity of bingo and the number of TV shows available, it only makes sense to combine the two. There are a number of online bingo games based on popular TV shows and below we take a look at five such games.
Take Me Out
Take Me Out is a popular dating game show broadcast on ITV. The concept of the game is very simple: a single man has to find a date with one of 30 single women, each of whom has a button in front of her which she presses if she wants to go out on a date with him.
The single man reveals different aspects of his life and character in each round, and the women have to decide if they are still interested in him. The Take Me Out bingo game is based on the game show hosted by Paddy McGuiness. The player has to buy at least six tickets for each game to qualify for the Take Me Out Community Prize. To win this game, the player needs to complete the 15-number heart-shaped pattern.
Britain’s Got Talent
Britain’s Got Talent is one of the most popular and iconic TV shows and racks up viewers in their millions. Going strong for 10 years, BGT offers the chance for millions of people in the UK to showcase their talent.
It is a competition which enables people with different talent, ranging from singing to training dogs to dancing, to show what they are capable of. The bingo game version of the TV show gives you the chance to win up to six cash prizes. There are 1 line, 2 line and full house prizes, and three special bonus prizes.
The X Factor
The X Factor is one of the most popular TV shows, not just in the UK but all over the world. It is a reality music competition in which aspiring singers from the public participate. The winner earns a massive record contract. The show has been going strong for almost 15 years and remains very popular even to this day despite its viewing figures dropping recently.
While it is not possible for everyone to succeed in auditions for The X Factor, the availability of the slot machine based on the game allows us all to have some fun. The five-reel and 20 playline slot has the music and sound effects straight from the show. There is a bingo game based on The X Factor show as well. In this game, there are four jackpots, with prizes on offer if you finish 1 or 2 lines as well as the full house.
Coronation Street is one of the longest-running soaps in the world. Informally known as Corrie, it has been going since December 1960 and is one of the most popular television shows in the UK. The soap centers on a plethora of characters who live on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based in Salford.
Coronation Street has a number of well-known British TV stars, such as Sue Nicholls, Shayne Ward and Catherine Tyldesley. The ever-lasting popularity of the soap has seen it developed into a bingo game. The bingo room gives the players the chance to enjoy 90-ball games, with former characters such as Fred Elliot and Reg Holdsworth making the ‘bingo’ calls.
The Chase is one of the most popular and one of the longest running game shows on British TV. It gets an audience of over three million, which is massive for a daytime TV show. In the game, a team of four contestants individually try to bag as much prize money as possible.
The questions are very tricky but interesting, and one can gain a lot of general knowledge from watching the show.
The bingo game is very close to the original show and is a traditional 90-ball game with a one line, two line and full house winner. The player will get to face The Governess, The Sinnerman, The Vixen, The Beast or Dark Destroyer in the bonus game.
The success of the aforementioned bingo games based on TV shows means that in the future more and more popular television series might be developed into online bingo games.