Might the Smoking Ban in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Brennen on June 7th, 2017

An abundance has been talked in the papers recently about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. However does the web variation of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or will it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an familiar game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo halls instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the anti smoking law across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular places where many people like to smoke.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlors. Profits have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they have not forgotten this age old game?

The answer is online. People know that they can bet on bingo using their computer while enjoying a cocktail and fag and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet will never replace the social portion of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the law has left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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