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Why are bingo halls closing?

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Hi Bingo Balls!

 

There has been many closures of bingo clubs around the UK in the news. There was an increase in taxes on bingo and this has made it even more difficult for clubs that are already suffering.

 

I think online bingo has a lot to do with it. I don't think that there is a decrease in player interest in the game it's just easier to play at home. No deposit bonuses, welcome bonuses, reloads and sheer convenience make it a hit. Online gambling is great but once in a while you need to immerse yourself in the environment.

 

Do you think the rise of online bingo is the main reason for the decline in player interest in live bingo? Have any of our members noticed that bingo establishments are closing or have closed in your area?

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I guess lots of bingo fans prefer to play online, you can even play on your phone and so one, might be more convenient for most people.

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Froggy and Johnny, I suppose youre right, playing online is certainly more convenient. I as well love playing online, but at least for me it can never be a replacement for the bingo hall's atmosphere just as online casino cannot replace a land based casino.

 

I regret cause I dont have the opportunity to visit any land based bingo hall here in Serbia (because there arent any at the moment), I surely wouldnt replace such experience with the online one.

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Going to a real bingo hall must be very exciting and as drtheolen said, I doubt that there are any bingo halls here in Serbia. It's quite sad to be honest.

 

Back to the subject, yes, i think that online bingo is one of the main reasons why they're closing bingo halls around UK. 

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Well, we do have several land based casinos that deserve to be mentioned but I dont recall Ive ever met anyone who plays there.

 

We have an enormous amount of land based sports bettings though, thats really popular here. Since Im not really attuned to any kind of sport, gambling online comes as pretty much the only option :D

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Everything seems to be about the same over here, but that may be because of not knowing exactly where the USA is going with online gambling.  I'm sure a lot more folks over here would play online if the US would go ahead and open the door.

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There has been some bingo halls that have closed in our area. I don't know if it is because of the smoking ban or an increase of playing online bingo. I think most likely it is a bit of both.

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