Will the Cigarette Ban in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

by Heath on December 16th, 2015

An abundance has been talked in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But can the net version of this classic game provide a reprieve, or will it not compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an age old game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had witnessed a recent increase in appeal with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enacting of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be able to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common locations where folks enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo parlours. Profits have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t abandoned this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. People realize that they can participate in bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and in the end, enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of going 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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