Could the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 19-02-2020

A lot has been talked in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But can the online version of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its real life relative?

Bingo has been an ancient game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had seen a recent resurgence in popularity with younger people deciding to visit the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the introduction of the cigarette ban across United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will not be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most popular places where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Surely they haven’t given up on this established game?

The answer is on the internet. People realise that they can participate in bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cigarette and still have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo players with no choice.

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