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


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 03-10-2020

An abundance has been written in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the smoking ban in England. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry afloat. But will the online version of this traditional game present a salvation, or might it not compare to its real life kin?

Bingo has been an enduring game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had witnessed a recent return in acceptance with younger people deciding to hit the bingo parlors rather than the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the legislating of the anti smoking law around UK.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite places where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Profits have plummeted and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Of course they have not abandoned this classic game?

The answer is online. Gamblers know that they can gamble on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the social part of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a group of people the law has left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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