Might the Anti Smoking Law in England Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Brennen on October 1st, 2017

An abundance has been reported in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But will the net adaptation of this classic game provide a escape, or might it in no way compare to its real life kin?

Bingo is an age old game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had experienced a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlours rather than the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the legislating of the anti smoking law across UK.

No longer will players be able to smoke whilst marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favored places where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Surely they haven’t deserted this ancient game?

The answer is on the net. Players realize that they can play bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and fag and still enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of going down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a lot of bingo players with little alternative.

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