Will the Smoking Ban in Britain Drive Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 05-03-2021

An abundance has been reported in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge aid to help keep the businesses alive. However will the internet adaptation of this traditional game present a lifeline, or will it not compare to its real life relative?

Bingo is an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had experienced a recent increase in popularity with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the smoking ban throughout England and Wales.

No more will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke whilst marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite places where people like to smoke.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they haven’t cast aside this ancient game?

The answer is online. Gamblers know that they can gamble on bingo from their computer while enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on on the web is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with little option.

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