Could the Anti Smoking Law in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Web?

by Brennen on September 16th, 2019

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Much has been stated in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the smoking ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. But will the web version of this quintessential game provide a salvation, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo has been an classic game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had experienced a recent increase in acceptance with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a Friday night. All this is about to change with the enacting of the smoking ban across United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public area will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favored places where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Of course they haven’t cast aside this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. People are now realizing that they can bet on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still have a chance at massive prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on online can never replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a lot of bingo players with no option.

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