The Dangers of BingoWritten by Online Bingo
Letís face it; bingo is hardly going to arouse a thrill-seeker into taking it up in attraction to its high risk stakes. Over sixties, playing bingo in a community hall does not seem to register with seedy possibilities of a stake-out associated with poker for example. But do not be fooled. There are hazards to game of bingo and whilst they may be small and hardly worth deterring a player who enjoys game socially and for fun, it may be interesting to know that there have been concerns over game.
The UKís National Bingo Game Association recently announced that according to their study, people who have stressful careers tend to be more stressed and worked up when playing bingo than they are when dealing with stressful situations at their work. The result suggests that even people who are capable of dealing in highly stressful situations cannot resist stress that a highly charged game of bingo can cause. It is anxiety of being so close to winning that can drive peopleís excitement higher and higher and therefore their disappointment is greater and greater if they lose. You think that you have just one number left, you must be so close now and it is easy to lose sight of fact that by this stage there are probably quite a few others in exact same position as you are.
More worrying than stress however is violence that has been associated with bingo. Although rare, cases have occurred and because a high percentage of players tend to be single females, their vulnerability becomes very apparent. Many have pointed to online bingo as solution but others say risk is so small, it is hardly worth losing social aspect of game and open oneself to risk of compulsive play on internet.
A woman who won thousands playing bingo was recently shot in stomach after refusing to hand money over to her assailants. The 39 year old won almost $6000 near to West Palm Beach. Upon refusing to hand over her money, she was shot through window of her car. Luckily she survived and was later treated in hospital, but incident has prompted many to raise their voices over concerns of gamblers leaving casinos or gambling halls with large amounts of money. Similar incidents have been reported in Europe and in some cases bingo halls (being less protected than wealthier casinos) have actually been held up.
Bingo Ė Good for the Mind?Written by Online Bingo
When we think of bingo, genius and brainpower donít always spring to mind; these attributes have tended to be reserved for poker and other games of skill and luck. The image of a grandparent sitting in a community hall with a cup of tea and a card of bingo does not lend itself to intrigue of psychology and mental agility. However, according to a study by University of Southamptonís Psychology Department, bingo may not be trivial pastime many would take it for. Researchers there insist that bingo keeps mind sharp and equate this as especially important to people as they get older.
The tests conducted revealed that bingo players were more accurate and faster in tests that measured memory, mental speed and their ability to absorb information from environment around them, than those who did not play game.
What seems to be key advantage to sustained playing of bingo is concept of time. There is no doubt that games such as chess, poker and backgammon all stretch mind and keep brain functioning. Whereas hand-eye coordination needed for bingo may not be as exhaustive as for other games, time constraint in which players must check their numbers is key to sustenance of mental agility.
The tests comprised of 112 people within age brackets of 18 to 40 and 60 to 82. Half of each set played bingo. The results concluded that all bingo players were more accurate and quicker than non-players. Interestingly, in certain tests, older players did better than younger players. More and more research is supporting theory that a regular partaking of activities that exercise mind is very beneficial to maintenance of optimum mental functioning as we get older.