Will the Smoking Ban in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

by Heath on October 18th, 2015

An abundance has been stated in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However can the web adaptation of this traditional game provide a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based kin?

Bingo has been an classic game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlors instead of the discos on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enforcement of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public areas will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favored areas where people like to smoke.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo halls. Numbers have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not abandoned this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers know that they can wager on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cigarette and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on online can never replace the collective aspect of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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