Might the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Players Online?

by Brennen on December 18th, 2019

A lot has been stated in the papers recently about the bingo industry being hit because of the anti smoking law in England. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the net variation of this quintessential game offer a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its land based relative?

Bingo has been an age old game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game of late had witnessed a recent increase in popularity with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law all over England and Wales.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo halls. Profits have plunged and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not given up on this enduring game?

The answer is online. Players know that they can wager on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cig and still enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left a good many bingo players with little option.

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