Might the Anti Smoking Law in the UK Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on August 31st, 2015

An abundance has been reported in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the online version of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar equivalent?

Bingo has been an enduring game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent resurgence in popularity with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlours rather than the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to change with the enacting of the smoking ban all over UK.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes while marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular places where players enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo halls. Players have plummeted and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t cast aside this age old game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can enjoy bingo using their computer while enjoying a beverage and fag and still have a chance at monstrous jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of players the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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