Might the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on November 19th, 2019

An abundance has been written in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to help keep the industry afloat. However will the net variation of this quintessential game provide a salvation, or might it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an familiar game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had seen a recent comeback in acceptance with younger people deciding to go to the bingo parlours in place of the discos on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti smoking law across England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the industry is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Certainly they have not deserted this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers realize that they can enjoy bingo using their computer while enjoying a cocktail and smoke and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the net could never replace the communal aspect of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with no option.

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