Could the Anti Cigarette Law in the UK Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 16-10-2015

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Much has been stated in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But can the net adaptation of this quintessential game offer a escape, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo has been an classic game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game recently had experienced a recent increase in acceptance with younger people opting to go to the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. All this is about to change with the enforcement of the cigarette ban across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes while marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public location will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most popular locations where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo halls. Numbers have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Of course they have not abandoned this established game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers are now realizing that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beer and fag and in the end, have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the net will never replace the collective portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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