Archive for February, 2018

Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

by Brennen on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Much has been written in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However does the web version of this quintessential game offer a reprieve, or might it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an familiar game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game recently had seen a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo halls in place of the bars on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the legislating of the cigarette ban throughout United Kingdom.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common places where many people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not abandoned this classic game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on on the internet is unlikely to replace the social aspect of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

Might the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Take Bingo Players Online?

by Brennen on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

A lot has been reported in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses afloat. But does the internet variation of this quintessential game present a reprieve, or will it never compare to its real life relative?

Bingo has been an established game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game of late had experienced a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo halls instead of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public locations will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite areas where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlours. Players have plunged and the business is literally fighting for its life. But where have the players gone? Surely they have not given up on this classic game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.