Might the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 17-12-2015

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Much has been reported in the papers recently regarding the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the web variation of this quintessential game present a escape, or will it not compare to its land based kin?

Bingo has been an classic game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent increase in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the anti smoking law throughout Britain.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular locations where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Certainly they haven’t forgotten this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. People realize that they can enjoy bingo using their computer while enjoying a drink and smoke and still have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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