Will the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on September 12th, 2015

An abundance has been reported in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a result of the smoking ban in England. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But can the internet version of this quintessential game present a salvation, or will it never compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo has been an established game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had experienced a recent return in acceptance with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a Saturday night. All this is about to be reversed with the legislating of the anti cigarette law throughout England and Wales.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored locations where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Of course they haven’t abandoned this established game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers are now realizing that they can play bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and fag and in the end, enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing on the internet will never replace the collective aspect of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo players with no alternative.

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