Could the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Brennen on May 19th, 2019

Much has been talked in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry being hit because of the cigarette ban in England. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry alive. But will the web version of this quintessential game present a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo has been an ancient game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game of late had witnessed a recent return in acceptance with younger people opting to hit the bingo parlours rather than the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law across England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be able to smoke while marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public location will not be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most common places where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they haven’t cast aside this established game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can wager on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the web is unlikely to replace the collective portion of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a number of bingo players with little choice.

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