Can the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 17-03-2016

A lot has been stated in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the cigarette ban in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the businesses alive. But does the net version of this classic game provide a escape, or might it never compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an established game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had experienced a recent resurgence in appeal with younger men and women deciding to visit the bingo parlours rather than the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti smoking law across Britain.

No more will players be able to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public place will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most popular areas where folks like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not given up on this age old game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realise that they can gamble on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cig and in the end, enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of people the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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