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A Rank Night Out: Casino And Bingo

by | 12th, December 2007

lottery.jpg“RANK loses as smoking ban bites,” reports the Daily Mail.

The company behind Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos is not doing so well.

Why? Is it because punters would rather stay in and play online in the comfort of their own homes, rather than sat in some neon-lit, nylon carpeted throw-back?

Or is it because you cannot smoke in a bingo parlour or casino?

“The company behind Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos has been on the slide all year as the smoking ban and falling consumer confidence has taken a hefty toll on gambling revenues,” says the Mail.

Bingo halls are being sold off. Who buys them? “One sign of the times is that the buyers of the property have often been churches,” says the Mail. “They seem to be the ones with the money at the moment,” says chief executive Ian Burke.

More power to the religionists’ elbows in purging areas of the sink of vice and manmade fibres that is a bingo hall.

So is religion to blame for Rank’s misfortune, on top of the smoking ban?

Says the paper: “Rank now enters a tough Christmas period, when customers typically stay away from gambling shops and spend their cash on presents and food.”

Or they stay in and play casino games online. And you can smoke at home. We don’t advocate smoking as a rule, but if you want to, you can.

Play online and light up your life…

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