Will the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Brennen on August 4th, 2018

A lot has been talked in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the internet variation of this quintessential game provide a salvation, or will it never compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an established game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent return in popularity with younger people deciding to visit the bingo parlours in place of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enacting of the smoking ban across Britain.

No more will gamblers be permitted to smoke while marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular places where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo halls. Players have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Of course they have not deserted this classic game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can play bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and still have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on online is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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