Could the Smoking Ban in the UK Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on March 13th, 2021

Much has been written in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the web version of this traditional game present a reprieve, or will it never compare to its real life relative?

Bingo has been an ancient game historically enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in appeal with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public areas will not be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored locations where many people like to smoke.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlours. Players have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Of course they have not forgotten this familiar game?

The answer is on the net. People realize that they can participate in bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and fag and still have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the collective part of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left a good many bingo players with no choice.

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