Can the Anti Smoking Law in the UK Force Bingo Players On to the Internet?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 08-03-2024

An abundance has been talked in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. However can the web version of this classic game present a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an age old game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to change with the introduction of the smoking ban throughout UK.

No longer will gamblers be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo parlors. Profits have plummeted and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Surely they haven’t given up on this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left many bingo players with no choice.

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