Will the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Brennen on September 26th, 2020

A lot has been reported in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in the UK. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However can the online variation of this quintessential game present a salvation, or will it never compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an enduring game generally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had undergone a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Friday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the smoking ban across Britain.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favored areas where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlors. Profits have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they haven’t deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can wager on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and fag and still have a chance at big prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the internet could never replace the social aspect of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the law has left many bingo players with no choice.

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