Can the Cigarette Ban in England Drive Bingo Players Online?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 20-02-2022

An abundance has been reported in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hit because of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry alive. But can the internet adaptation of this traditional game present a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based relative?

Bingo has been an classic game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had witnessed a recent increase in appeal with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the smoking ban throughout United Kingdom.

No more will players be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking off their numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common locations where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Players have plunged and the business is literally fighting for its life. But where did all the players go? Surely they have not given up on this enduring game?

The answer is online. People realize that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a cocktail and cig and still have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the internet is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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