Could the Cigarette Ban in Britain Take Bingo Players Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 18-03-2021

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Much has been stated in the press recently about the bingo industry struggling because of the smoking ban in Britain. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the web version of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or will it never compare to its land based kin?

Bingo has been an classic game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlors instead of the clubs on a Friday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti smoking law across England and Wales.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public location will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored places where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t cast aside this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers know that they can participate in bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and cig and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the internet could never replace the communal aspect of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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