Can the Cigarette Ban in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 04-01-2016

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Much has been reported in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However can the web variation of this classic game present a salvation, or might it never compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an ancient game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game lately had experienced a recent resurgence in appeal with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo parlours in place of the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the cigarette ban across Britain.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke while dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 every public location will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite areas where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Surely they haven’t deserted this age old game?

The answer is on the web. Players know that they can play bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and fag and in the end, enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing online is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of men and women the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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