Could the Cigarette Ban in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 28-01-2021

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An abundance has been stated in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the smoking ban in the UK. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However can the online adaptation of this traditional game present a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an established game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had seen a recent increase in popularity with younger people deciding to hit the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the anti smoking law throughout Britain.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes whilst marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. People know that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beer and fag and still enjoy huge prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course betting on online could never replace the collective aspect of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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