Will the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

by Heath on December 22nd, 2017

Much has been written in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hit as a result of the cigarette ban in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive tax cuts to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However will the internet version of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or will it never compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo has been an enduring game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had witnessed a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo parlours rather than the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the legislating of the cigarette ban around United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke whilst marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most popular places where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo halls. Numbers have plummeted and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not cast aside this ancient game?

The answer is online. Players realize that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the net can never replace the social part of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the law has left a number of bingo players with little choice.

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