New Laws Could Provide Boost to Bingo Halls

New Laws Could Provide Boost to Bingo Halls

Written by: kelly on 07/04/2011 20:45

Times have been tough for the nation’s bingo halls lately, but hopes of a bit of better news have been given with the latest rumblings from the government.

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The Gambling Act which came into force in 2005 was the start of a series of blows to the bingo clubs, as their biggest money spinning machines were restricted. Following this the smoking ban has given players a tough decision about whether to go and enjoy a few games but miss out on their cigarettes during them or stay at home and play online bingo.

Now it looks as though at least someone in power is thinking about helping out these much loved institutions when they are most in need. The Tourism Minister John Penrose has obviously been keeping an eye on the effect which the closure of arcades and bingo halls has had on seaside resorts where people go to look for a bit of fun.

The Minister has said that the bingo clubs and amusement arcades are important aspects of our tourist resorts and the rest of the UK.

While no concrete proposals or ideas have yet been made public, it seems that Penrose is already looking at possible changes the Gambling Act, which could give our bingo halls a timely boost. Let’s hope that something good comes of it.

In the meantime, having a few wagers online is still the option which appears to be most appealing to the public. Big sites likes Mecca Bingo, Tasty Bingo and Sing Bingo are pulling in more players all the time and most sites now offer great sign up offers and a lot even give a number of free bingo games throughout the day.

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