Will the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Players Online?

by Brennen on September 7th, 2015

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A lot has been written in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues because of the cigarette ban in the UK. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the web adaptation of this classic game present a escape, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an familiar game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had undergone a recent increase in appeal with younger people deciding to visit the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite places where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is online. Players realize that they can enjoy bingo using their computer while enjoying a drink and smoke and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on on the web will never replace the communal aspect of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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