Can the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Brennen on December 27th, 2015

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A lot has been written in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in the UK. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However can the net variation of this quintessential game present a escape, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an established game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game of late had witnessed a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo halls in place of the discos on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the smoking ban across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most common places where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they haven’t abandoned this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. People are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and still enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left many bingo players with no option.

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