Will the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 09-07-2021

A lot has been written in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti smoking law in the United Kingdom. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However does the web version of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar equivalent?

Bingo is an established game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game lately had experienced a recent return in acceptance with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti cigarette law across United Kingdom.

No more will players be permitted to smoke at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public areas will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular locations where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not abandoned this age old game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers know that they can play bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and smoke and still enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course playing on the net is unlikely to replace the collective portion of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

Write a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.