Will the Smoking Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

by Brennen on February 12th, 2020

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An abundance has been stated in the press recently about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the internet variation of this classic game provide a reprieve, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo has been an established game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game recently had experienced a recent return in popularity with younger people deciding to hit the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the anti smoking law throughout United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common places where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they have not abandoned this established game?

The answer is online. People know that they can gamble on bingo from their computer while enjoying a beverage and smoke and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the web can never replace the collective portion of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with little alternative.

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