Could the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Heath on April 23rd, 2019

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A lot has been stated in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt because of the smoking ban in Britain. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the internet adaptation of this classic game provide a salvation, or will it not compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an established game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game lately had undergone a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the anti smoking law throughout United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke whilst marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public area will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored places where folks enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo halls. Numbers have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Of course they have not given up on this age old game?

The answer is online. Gamblers are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a cocktail and smoke and still enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the net could never replace the social portion of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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