Could the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on April 5th, 2017

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An abundance has been stated in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti cigarette law in England. 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 web variation of this traditional game provide a reprieve, or might it in no way compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an classic game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game recently had seen a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to change with the legislating of the anti smoking law throughout England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be allowed to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common locations where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where did the players go? Surely they have not given up on this enduring game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers realise that they can enjoy bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cig and in the end, enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the internet will never replace the collective portion of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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