Could the Smoking Ban in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 03-01-2019

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Much has been reported in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hit as a result of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However can the internet variation of this quintessential game offer a salvation, or will it not compare to its land based kin?

Bingo has been an enduring game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game lately had undergone a recent return in acceptance with younger people opting to go to the bingo halls instead of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the introduction of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored places where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Of course they haven’t abandoned this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. People realise that they can bet on bingo from their computer while enjoying a beverage and smoke and still enjoy huge prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing online can never replace the communal portion of going down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left a number of bingo players with no option.

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