Can the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Heath on August 13th, 2019

Much has been talked in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax breaks to help keep the businesses alive. However does the online adaptation of this traditional game provide a salvation, or will it never compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an age old game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. However the game of late had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo halls in place of the discos on a Friday night. This is all about to change with the enacting of the anti smoking law throughout Britain.

Players will no longer be able to smoke at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite locations where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlors. Profits have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. Players are now realizing that they can wager on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and smoke and in the end, have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the internet will never replace the social portion of going down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with no option.

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