Can the Cigarette Ban in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Brennen on April 21st, 2016

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Much has been stated in the press recently about the bingo industry being hit as a result of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However will the net version of this quintessential game offer a salvation, or will it not compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an classic game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game of late had undergone a recent return in popularity with younger people opting to hit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the introduction of the cigarette ban across Britain.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite places where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where did all the players go? Of course they haven’t given up on this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. People are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, enjoy massive cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on online can never replace the communal portion of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the rules have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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