Will the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Heath on January 21st, 2016

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A lot has been reported in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a result of the cigarette ban in Britain. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. However can the net adaptation of this classic game present a salvation, or will it never compare to its real life relative?

Bingo is an familiar game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in appeal with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlours instead of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the smoking ban around Britain.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while marking off their numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public place will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite places where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlors. Players have plummeted and the industry is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they have not deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. People realise that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and still have a chance at massive prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on online is unlikely to replace the communal portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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