Could the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 23-11-2015

Much has been stated in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax cuts to help keep the businesses alive. However can the internet variation of this traditional game provide a escape, or might it in no way compare to its land based opposite?

Bingo is an age old game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had seen a recent comeback in appeal with younger people deciding to hit the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the cigarette ban throughout Britain.

No more will players be able to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public location will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common places where players like to smoke.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they haven’t given up on this ancient game?

The answer is on the internet. People realise that they can bet on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still have a chance at huge prizes. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the social aspect of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left many bingo players with no alternative.

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