Could the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Brennen on December 2nd, 2018

Much has been talked in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hit because of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. But does the internet version of this classic game provide a reprieve, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an ancient game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game lately had experienced a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo halls in place of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the cigarette ban across England and Wales.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite locations where players like to smoke.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plummeted and the industry is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they haven’t deserted this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. People realise that they can wager on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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