Might the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Brennen on April 26th, 2020

An abundance has been stated in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However can the internet version of this traditional game provide a reprieve, or will it not compare to its real life kin?

Bingo is an established game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game recently had experienced a recent return in appeal with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlours instead of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be reversed with the legislating of the cigarette ban around Britain.

No more will gamblers be allowed to puff on cigarettes whilst marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public area will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlors. Profits have plunged and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not cast aside this age old game?

The answer is on the net. People know that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and cig and still have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the net can never replace the social part of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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