Could the Smoking Ban in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 22-05-2021

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Much has been talked in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry struggling because of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big tax breaks to help keep the industry alive. However does the internet variation of this classic game present a salvation, or might it not compare to its real life kin?

Bingo is an age old game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in popularity with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enforcement of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public locations will not be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most common places where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo halls. Players have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not forgotten this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers realise that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beverage and cigarette and in the end, enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the web is unlikely to replace the collective portion of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with no choice.

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