A Top Ten Bingo club is to close its doors for the last time according to the Fleetwood Weekly News online and although management of the club were unavailable to comment on the Top Ten Bingo closure it is being attributed to the introduction of the smoking ban back in 2007. Over the last couple of years we have seen many land based bingo clubs close their doors yet internet bingo seems to be booming.
With the news that the Top Ten Bingo club is to close we have to look at other aspects in the land based bingo industry that could be attributed to all the bingo hall closures. For a start bingo is the only gaming industry that has a double taxation levied against it and more recently a restriction was placed on the number of big jackpot machines that were available in any given bingo club.
Aside from all these factors could the growth of internet bingo be partly responsible too? It’s very much a case of the chicken or the egg; did the internet bingo industry grow because people started playing more online when the smoking ban was introduced or had the exodus from land based to internet bingo already started?
Although the Top Ten Bingo club is to close you can still play bingo at their internet bingo site powered by the 888/Globalcom bingo software under the group of sites provided by CashCade. New players to the site are welcomed with a £10 cash match offer on their first deposit and the site offers both 75 and 90 ball bingo as well as a multitude of bingo side games.