Most players' first exposure to Bingo was as a child. Many players played the game as a child either in school, church, or some other social gathering. The fun and popularity of the game has always been attractive to school children and there is no reason that it shouldn't remain so. However, what separates the fun game that many children have grown up with from what Bingo has come to represent online and in gambling establishments is the fact that Bingo has also become a very lucrative way to gamble. The mere act of gambling therefore places the game of Bingo outside of reach of children, and for good reason.
While there are many places around the globe that allow gambling on the game of Bingo, virtually no governing body in the world allows children to gamble on the game of Bingo. The age of majority is typically when a person can begin legally gambling on the game of Bingo. This is where you will have to study the laws that govern your region of the world. Often times this age is either eighteen, or twenty-one. You will also find that there is a restriction on players under at least one of these two ages in the online Bingo world as well. You will be able to see at what age their restriction ends by just looking at the landing page of the online Bingo site that you are considering. There will usually be an icon that has the age, eighteen for example, with a red bar across it. This indicates that no one under the age of eighteen will be allowed to play on that site.
Reason for the Distinction
If you are an underage player reading this you might not understand what the fuss is all about. You undoubtedly like the game and the added benefit of being able to place a little cash on the game makes it all the better, right? Well society understands that gambling is a vice that must be governed and regulated. It also understands the undue financial hardships that accompany players that have an addiction, or are unable to properly control their game play. Maturity generally is accompanied by being a responsible player. The older the player is the more life experience and ability they generally have to monitor their own game play without it having a negative effect on their personal life. While there are certainly Bingo Players well over the age of majority that do have gambling problems they are fully adult and will be held accountable for their actions. Children do not have the ability to necessarily take this burden on themselves.
What to Do
If you are under age and enjoy the game of Bingo the best course of action for you to take is to simply play the game free from gambling until you are old enough to participate. If you were to lie or otherwise falsify your age to get onto a Bingo site you are not only setting yourself up for problems, but you are also putting the site at risk.