Will the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 07-06-2017

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An abundance has been talked in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But can the online version of this classic game present a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an familiar game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to visit the bingo parlours instead of the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the legislating of the smoking ban across England and Wales.

Players will no longer be able to smoke at the same time marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public areas will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most popular places where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t given up on this enduring game?

The answer is on the internet. Players know that they can wager on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course wagering on on the net is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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