Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Take Bingo Players On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 28-05-2019

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A lot has been reported in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a result of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the web adaptation of this quintessential game provide a escape, or might it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo is an familiar game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game lately had witnessed a recent comeback in appeal with younger people opting to go to the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the smoking ban throughout England and Wales.

No longer will players be allowed to smoke while marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored locations where players like to smoke.

The results of the smoking ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo halls. Players have dropped and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Surely they have not cast aside this established game?

The answer is on the web. People are now realizing that they can play bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and fag and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course wagering on online could never replace the social portion of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with no option.

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