Could the Smoking Ban in England Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on November 29th, 2015

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A lot has been stated in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry being hit as a result of the cigarette ban in Britain. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry afloat. But will the internet variation of this traditional game offer a lifeline, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo is an ancient game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to visit the bingo parlors instead of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the cigarette ban throughout United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to smoke whilst marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public location will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite places where folks enjoy smoking.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not deserted this established game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and cig and in the end, have a chance at massive jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a lot of bingo players with little option.

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