Could the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 24-11-2023

An abundance has been reported in the press recently about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However does the web variation of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it never compare to its real life kin?

Bingo is an established game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had undergone a recent increase in appeal with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a Friday night. All this is about to change with the legislating of the anti cigarette law across England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be able to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common areas where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlors. Players have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Surely they have not deserted this age old game?

The answer is online. Gamblers realise that they can play bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and cigarette and in the end, enjoy huge prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing on the internet can never replace the communal part of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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