Will the Cigarette Ban in the UK Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 24-07-2019

Much has been written in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the anti smoking law in the UK. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. But will the online adaptation of this quintessential game provide a salvation, or might it not compare to its real life relative?

Bingo has been an ancient game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had witnessed a recent return in popularity with younger men and women deciding to visit the bingo parlours rather than the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to change with the introduction of the cigarette ban around Britain.

Players will no longer be able to smoke at the same time marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public location will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common areas where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Players have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not abandoned this age old game?

The answer is online. Gamblers realize that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the internet is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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