Will the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 21-03-2020

A lot has been talked in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the net adaptation of this classic game provide a lifeline, or will it not compare to its land based relative?

Bingo is an ancient game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti smoking law all over UK.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite areas where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Surely they have not abandoned this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers realise that they can play bingo from their computer while enjoying a drink and fag and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the web could never replace the communal aspect of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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