Could the Anti Smoking Law in the UK Force Bingo Players Online?

by Brennen on December 6th, 2015

Much has been reported in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However can the web adaptation of this classic game present a lifeline, or will it in no way compare to its land based relative?

Bingo has been an classic game generally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had witnessed a recent resurgence in appeal with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enforcement of the smoking ban all over Britain.

No longer will players be permitted to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most popular areas where players like to smoke.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they have not cast aside this ancient game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realise that they can bet on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and cig and in the end, have a chance at huge jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet could never replace the collective portion of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the law has left a number of bingo players with little choice.

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