Can the Smoking Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 30-11-2020

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Much has been reported in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the cigarette ban in England. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However can the internet adaptation of this traditional game present a escape, or will it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an familiar game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game lately had experienced a recent resurgence in popularity with younger people opting to hit the bingo parlours instead of the discos on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enforcement of the smoking ban around UK.

No more will players be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public locations will not be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Of course they haven’t given up on this ancient game?

The answer is online. Gamblers realise that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and fag and in the end, have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the web is unlikely to replace the social part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of men and women the rules have left a number of bingo players with no option.

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