Might the Anti Smoking Law in England Take Bingo Players On to the Web?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 20-01-2019

An abundance has been written in the papers recently regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the smoking ban in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge tax cuts to help keep the businesses alive. But does the web variation of this classic game offer a salvation, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an ancient game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game of late had seen a recent increase in popularity with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlors instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the smoking ban around England and Wales.

No longer will players be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public areas will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most common areas where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo halls. Numbers have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Of course they have not abandoned this classic game?

The answer is online. Gamblers are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, have a chance at huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on online is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo players with little option.

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