Can the Cigarette Ban in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Brennen on September 10th, 2015

A lot has been written in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the smoking ban in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. But will the internet variation of this classic game offer a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo is an established game historically enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger people deciding to go to the bingo halls instead of the bars on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the enacting of the smoking ban all over UK.

No longer will players be allowed to smoke while dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public areas will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular areas where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where did the players go? Of course they haven’t forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the net. People are now realizing that they can play bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and smoke and in the end, have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet will never replace the social aspect of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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