Will the Smoking Ban in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Brennen on September 3rd, 2017

A lot has been written in the press not long ago about the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the smoking ban in England. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However does the web variation of this quintessential game provide a escape, or might it not compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an ancient game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had seen a recent increase in popularity with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the smoking ban throughout UK.

No more will enthusiasts be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most popular places where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the business is literally fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers are now realizing that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, enjoy monstrous jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the communal portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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