If you have ever played online bingo it may have come to your attention that there are two main types of online bingo halls. One option requires you to download the bingo software onto your computer and the other plays instantly as it is powered by Flash technology.
So which of the two options is the best? Download or Flash bingo?
The decision will be entirely based on your own opinion but i want to state the advantages and disadvantages of download and flash bingo sites as well as giving you a few tips to help, when deciding on an online bingo hall to register with.
There are some first-class downloadable bingo sites out there, such as the Leapfrog powered Bingo Liner and the others on their roster. The sites take no time at all to download and once done, it’s just as simple to log in and play. The graphics are outstanding, especially the graphics used for the slots. If you share a PC or play online bingo at varying computers then downloading the bingo software just isn’t an option and that’s where Flash Bingo sites come in.

As Flash technology is improving all the time, more and more bingo sites are using Flash software, leaving the downloadable software behind. Flash sites are efficient and instantaneous, however you do need to have the latest flash player installed to use them and there have been a few problems linked to flash sites in recent times. Although Flash sites are probably the easiest and most convenient way to play online bingo there have been reports of players losing their games, losing chat as well as other things. For some great Flash Bingo sites try out the likes of Mecca Bingo, Foxy Bingo or 888Ladies.

The final group of internet bingo sites offer both Flash and downloadable software. The downloadable versions usually host more games and have enhanced graphics but for some players these issues are not a priority. Bingo sites such as Blackpool Club Bingo offer either a Flash version or downloadable version – but to get the better graphics and a larger game variety the download version is the one for you.
For an overview of the online bingo market check out http://www.expertbingo.co.uk as they provide comprehensive reviews of all the major online bingo sites available to UK players plus they state the software used and whether they are available in Flash or download. They also provide a wealth of bingo related content for example; free bingo/BOGOF bingo diary, bingo game schedule, bingo lingo, bingo calls plus loads more.

By Erim Jones
Content Writer