Could the Cigarette Ban in England Force Bingo Players On to the Web?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 02-08-2019

An abundance has been talked in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry struggling because of the smoking ban in the UK. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. But can the internet adaptation of this classic game offer a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an familiar game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent increase in appeal with younger people deciding to visit the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a Friday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

No more will gamblers be able to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public place will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular areas where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo halls. Players have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not given up on this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. People realise that they can participate in bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and smoke and still enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course playing on the net will never replace the collective portion of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a group of men and women the law has left many bingo players with little alternative.

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