Can the Anti Smoking Law in the UK Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on November 28th, 2015

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A lot has been stated in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the web variation of this traditional game offer a salvation, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo has been an age old game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had experienced a recent increase in acceptance with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo halls rather than the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the introduction of the anti cigarette law all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common locations where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Of course they have not deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers realize that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, have a chance at huge prizes. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet will never replace the collective aspect of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the law has left many bingo players with no choice.

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