Will the Cigarette Ban in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 13-01-2019

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Much has been talked in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to help keep the industry alive. But can the net variation of this classic game offer a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an established game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the enacting of the anti smoking law around England and Wales.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public area will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favored areas where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Certainly they haven’t abandoned this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can gamble on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and still enjoy monstrous jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with no option.

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