Can the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on April 9th, 2020

An abundance has been talked in the press recently concerning the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. But does the internet version of this quintessential game present a reprieve, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo has been an enduring game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had witnessed a recent return in popularity with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo halls rather than the discos on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the cigarette ban all over England and Wales.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public locations will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored places where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlors. Numbers have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not cast aside this classic game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers are now realizing that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, have a chance at monstrous jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the net can never replace the communal portion of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the law has left a lot of bingo players with little alternative.

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