bingo infographic

You might think the phrase “fascinating facts of online bingo” is an oxymoron, but the reality is that online bingo is actually extremely fascinating. Ok. Maybe not. But at least its more interesting than online games of rock, paper, and scissors (cue laugh track).

I have to admit, I had no idea what a cash cow online bingo was until I saw this infographic, and with good reason. I live in the U.S., so I don’t know anyone who actively plays online bingo. If I lived in the U.K., the story would evidently be different since the vast majority of online bingo monies come from Great Britain. That surprised me.  But I certainly wasn’t surprised that most online bingo players are between the ages of 35-45. I can’t imagine in a world of Mafia Wars and Farmville that most people between the ages of say, 16 and 34, would spend much time playing online bingo. No, they would probably find playing online bingo about as interesting as reading old postcards.  So, given that most people who enjoy online bingo are between the ages of 35 and 45, why did the artist of this infographic choose to depict three teenage girls embracing?  Wouldn’t it have been more appropriate to draw three woman in their late 30’s?  That’s question-begging, and unfortunately for the artist, it’s going to cause them to lose points in the rating scorecard segment of this post.  So, without further ado, let’s dive into it.

Infographics Scorecard

Design: C+

The design of this infographic is solid, but, as Randy Jackson would say during an episode of an unnamed show (which has now jumped the shark), I’m not “bouncing out of my seat.”  The design is fairly by the numbers.  No real gambles by artist, and in turn, no giant reward.  The artist made a safe bet and received a standard return.

Content: C-

I suppose in some ways the creator of this graphic was somewhat constricted.  How many different statistical angles can you really approach online bingo from, anyway?  I think they did well given what they had to work with.  Frequency of play, average age of the players, and what gender predominates the game all seem like the kind of information one would be interested in if he wanted a statistical analysis of online bingo.  But what about some crazy facts?  Like how many people across the world lose sleep as a result of online bingo.  That would have spruced this infographic up and probably caused it to enter “A” territory on our grading chart.

Because the writer chose not to take those creative liberties, a grade of B+ seems quite appropriate. I personally won’t be printing this graphic and hanging it on my wall, but perhaps a true online bingo fan would have a different opinion.

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