There are live bingo events, a selection of online bingo sites that accept Australian players, and a decent number of companies that specialise in Bingo equipment for use at licensed land-based locations or for events not considered as gambling.
Online Bingo in Australia
As Bingo is a form of online gambling, and it is illegal to gamble online in Australia or for a company to offer online gambling services, bingo fans cannot sign up to the same UK online casinos or sports books that also have a bingo section available. That said, online bingo is still available at quite a few unlicensed websites that also offer online slots, table games, and sports betting.
However, not all sites are unlicensed. Some use the Antillephone N.V. eGaming license issued under the laws of Curacao. For an Aussie player, playing online bingo at a casino using this license is the safest option, as opposed to playing bingo on a website with no license.
Other safer global licensing authorities such as the Gibraltar, Alderney, Isle of Man, or the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licenses, which are all often used in conjunction with a UKGC license in the UK, do not allow casinos under their licensing regulations to accept players from Australia. The reason for this is specifically because of a request from the Australian government to which both licensing authorities agreed to respect those wishes.
This has largely affected the Australian online bingo culture because citizens have far less of a choice of online bingo site to choose from compared to the UK where sites such as Sun Bingo are popular. On top of this, none of the well-known UK bingo sites will accept Australian players. That being said, there are still thousands of people in Australia signed up to a variety of online bingo brands that offer huge sign-up bonus deals.
Bingo Companies Promoting Bingo
There are also companies in Australia that specialise in Bingo machinery such as raffle machines, Tito tickets, raffle barrels, bingo electronics, bingo cages and more. These companies offer full on services for those that want to put on a bingo night or event, while also supplying betting shops and land-based casinos with bingo equipment.
Many of these firms also offer specialist bingo technology too. Weighing up the evidence, these types of services would not stay open if there was not a bingo culture in Australia creating demand.
Bongo’s Bingo Down Under Event in Sydney
Arguably one of the most notable events to hit Australia is the Bongo’s Bingo Down Under night out in Sydney. This bingo night out is a testament to just how popular the game is. What’s more, this is not a bingo event for the older generation, it is a mix of bingo gaming and a rave with plenty of dancing, partying, and more. As the event organisers say, ‘this not the kind of bingo you would play with your nan’!
Successful Bogan Bingo Brand Organised By Aussies In London
One thing is for sure, Australians seem to embrace Bingo just as much as the British. That much is evident just by visiting a Bingo hall in London where you are sure to find an allegiance of Australian expats and tourists all joining in on the fun! There is also a series of ‘Bogan Bingo’ events organised by Australian expats in London whereby these guys have created a UK-based Australian culture for Bingo.
They put on events around the city and have already successfully built a Bogan Bingo brand name and have held events in locations such as Fulham and Clapham!