Will the Cigarette Ban in Britain Force Bingo Players Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 27-04-2020

An abundance has been stated in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the businesses alive. However does the internet adaptation of this quintessential game present a reprieve, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo has been an established game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game lately had experienced a recent resurgence in popularity with younger people opting to go to the bingo halls instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to change with the legislating of the anti cigarette law all over Britain.

No more will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular places where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlours. Numbers have dropped and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Certainly they haven’t abandoned this established game?

The answer is online. People are now realizing that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and fag and in the end, enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the web is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a group of men and women the law has left a number of bingo players with little alternative.

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