Can the Anti Smoking Law in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Brennen on May 17th, 2017

[ English ]

An abundance has been talked in the press not long ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses alive. However does the online variation of this traditional game offer a salvation, or will it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an classic game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had undergone a recent return in appeal with younger people opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the smoking ban throughout United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke while marking off their numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public location will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common areas where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Profits have dropped and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not given up on this classic game?

The answer is on the net. People are now realizing that they can bet on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and still have a chance at huge prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the web will never replace the collective part of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with no option.

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