Could the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Heath on May 20th, 2017

Much has been written in the papers recently about the bingo industry singing the blues because of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However can the web version of this traditional game present a lifeline, or will it not compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an enduring game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had witnessed a recent return in popularity with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti smoking law all over UK.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke while marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular locations where players like to smoke.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo parlors. Players have plunged and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Of course they haven’t cast aside this ancient game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beer and fag and still enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of going down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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