Can the Anti Smoking Law in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 24-05-2019

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Much has been talked in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big tax cuts to help keep the businesses alive. But can the web version of this traditional game present a escape, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo has been an ancient game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had experienced a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to go to the bingo parlours in place of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the cigarette ban around Britain.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common areas where players like to smoke.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t cast aside this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers know that they can gamble on bingo using their computer while enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and still have a chance at huge jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the net could never replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with little choice.

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