Can the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 08-04-2019

An abundance has been reported in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a result of the smoking ban in the UK. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However will the online variation of this traditional game offer a reprieve, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an established game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo parlours rather than the bars on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the smoking ban throughout UK.

No more will gamblers be allowed to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public location will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored places where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Surely they haven’t forgotten this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. People realize that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cigarette and in the end, enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the net could never replace the social aspect of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with little alternative.

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