Will the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 01-10-2017

Much has been talked in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a result of the smoking ban in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However will the net adaptation of this quintessential game present a lifeline, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo has been an established game historically enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent comeback in popularity with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlours in place of the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to change with the introduction of the anti cigarette law all over England and Wales.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes whilst marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public location will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most popular locations where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the business is absolutely struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Certainly they haven’t given up on this familiar game?

The answer is on the net. People realise that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, have a chance at big prizes. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the net could never replace the social aspect of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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