Might the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Players Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 30-04-2017

An abundance has been written in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the web adaptation of this quintessential game present a reprieve, or might it not compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an established game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had experienced a recent increase in acceptance with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo parlours in place of the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the anti smoking law around UK.

No longer will gamblers be allowed to smoke while marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public location will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common areas where folks like to smoke.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t deserted this age old game?

The answer is online. People are now realizing that they can play bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and fag and still have a chance at monstrous prizes. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the rules have left a good many bingo players with no choice.

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