Will the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Heath on August 7th, 2020

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Much has been talked in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However can the net adaptation of this quintessential game present a escape, or might it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an ancient game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. However the game recently had undergone a recent return in appeal with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo halls in place of the bars on a weekend. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the anti smoking law around United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be allowed to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public location will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo halls. Players have plummeted and the industry is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have the players gone? Certainly they haven’t forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Players realize that they can wager on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cig and in the end, enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the social aspect of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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