Could the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

by Brennen on December 18th, 2018

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Much has been talked in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses alive. However will the internet variation of this classic game provide a escape, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo has been an ancient game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had seen a recent return in popularity with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo halls rather than the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law across England and Wales.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite areas where people like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not cast aside this age old game?

The answer is on the net. People are now realizing that they can participate in bingo using their computer while enjoying a drink and fag and still enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing online is unlikely to replace the communal part of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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