Might the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Players Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 08-03-2021

An abundance has been talked in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However will the online variation of this classic game provide a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo is an age old game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had seen a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlors instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law around England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be allowed to smoke while marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common locations where players like to smoke.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Of course they have not forgotten this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. Players realise that they can bet on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet will never replace the collective aspect of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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