Will the Anti Cigarette Law in the UK Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on May 7th, 2022

A lot has been written in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to help keep the industry alive. However will the web adaptation of this classic game offer a escape, or might it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an ancient game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had witnessed a recent return in acceptance with younger people opting to go to the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the cigarette ban around England and Wales.

No longer will players be allowed to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public area will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favored places where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Profits have plummeted and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where did the players go? Surely they haven’t abandoned this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. People realize that they can play bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a cocktail and fag and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the internet could never replace the social part of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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