Could the Smoking Ban in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on January 7th, 2016

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An abundance has been stated in the papers recently regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses alive. But will the internet variation of this classic game offer a escape, or might it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an established game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the discos on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enacting of the anti cigarette law around England and Wales.

No more will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke while marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public location will not be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite locations where folks like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Profits have dropped and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Of course they have not abandoned this established game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers know that they can play bingo using their computer while enjoying a beverage and cig and still enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the net will never replace the collective aspect of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the law has left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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