Might the Cigarette Ban in Britain Drive Bingo Players Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 10-10-2016

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A lot has been stated in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. But does the internet adaptation of this classic game present a salvation, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo has been an age old game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had undergone a recent resurgence in appeal with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the legislating of the cigarette ban throughout Britain.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public location will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they haven’t deserted this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can participate in bingo from their computer while enjoying a beer and cigarette and still enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a good many bingo players with little option.

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