Might the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Players On to the Web?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 05-04-2020

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Much has been talked in the press not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. However will the net version of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it never compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an enduring game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had undergone a recent increase in popularity with younger people opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law across England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be allowed to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favored places where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlors. Profits have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Of course they haven’t cast aside this familiar game?

The answer is online. Players know that they can gamble on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, have a chance at massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left many bingo players with no alternative.

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