Can the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

by Brennen on April 20th, 2016

A lot has been reported in the press not long ago about the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti smoking law in Britain. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But will the online variation of this traditional game present a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar equivalent?

Bingo has been an ancient game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had undergone a recent increase in acceptance with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enacting of the smoking ban all over Britain.

No more will gamblers be permitted to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t given up on this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beer and fag and still have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on online is unlikely to replace the collective portion of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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