Might the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Drive Bingo Players Online?

by Brennen on March 2nd, 2018

A lot has been talked in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the smoking ban in Britain. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to assist in keeping the industry afloat. But will the web variation of this traditional game offer a escape, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo is an familiar game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had experienced a recent increase in acceptance with younger people opting to hit the bingo halls in place of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti smoking law throughout England and Wales.

No more will gamblers be able to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public location will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored areas where folks like to smoke.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the industry is absolutely fighting for its life. But where did all the players go? Obviously they have not cast aside this familiar game?

The answer is online. People realize that they can gamble on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and still have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the net will never replace the collective part of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with little option.

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