Might the Smoking Ban in the UK Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Brennen on October 13th, 2021

An abundance has been talked in the press not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the smoking ban in England. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the net adaptation of this classic game provide a escape, or might it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an established game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had seen a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlours in place of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the cigarette ban around Britain.

No longer will enthusiasts be able to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most common areas where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo halls. Players have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Of course they have not abandoned this enduring game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers know that they can participate in bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and smoke and still have a chance at monstrous prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing online is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo hall, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo players with no choice.

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