Could the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Players On to the Web?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 07-02-2016

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Much has been reported in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hit as a result of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big tax cuts to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However can the net adaptation of this quintessential game provide a lifeline, or might it not compare to its real life kin?

Bingo has been an established game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game of late had witnessed a recent return in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the anti smoking law all over England and Wales.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite areas where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo halls. Numbers have dropped and the business is absolutely struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not deserted this age old game?

The answer is on the web. People realize that they can play bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and smoke and still enjoy big prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course gambling on on the web can never replace the collective aspect of going over to the bingo hall, but for a group of men and women the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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