Monday, April 17, 2006.
A bingo hall in Dundee, Scotland, recently installed new bingo machines, which enable visually impaired individuals to play the game. Gala Bingo officials were reported as saying that the new machines have proven to be popular, not only among people with sight impairments, but also among the venue's regular customers.
One of the main reasons for such popularity is the fact that the new bingo machines make it much easier for players to deal with several cards at the same time. Alistair Tares, Gala Bingo's general manager, reportedly said that the newly-installed machines were developed, not only for people with vision problems, but also for customers with flawless vision.
The Electronic Dabber (Ted) machines help players keep track of the game. During a game, the machines have called numbers "beamed" to them. Players must press a button after each time a number is called and if it is on their bingo card, it is automatically registered. Tares also said that it was nice to see that gaming technology helps players with limited vision enjoy the game.
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