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

by Brennen on 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.

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