Might the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 21-08-2022

A lot has been written in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the United Kingdom. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to help keep the businesses alive. But does the web variation of this classic game present a salvation, or might it never compare to its land based opposite?

Bingo has been an classic game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had undergone a recent resurgence in appeal with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo parlors instead of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the introduction of the anti cigarette law throughout England and Wales.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke at the same time marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular areas where people like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlours. Profits have dropped and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not given up on this classic game?

The answer is online. Players are now realizing that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and in the end, have a chance at monstrous jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing online is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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