Can the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

by Brennen on December 25th, 2022

Much has been stated in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the smoking ban in England. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the online version of this classic game provide a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo is an enduring game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game of late had witnessed a recent return in popularity with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the cigarette ban throughout United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be able to smoke while marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite places where people like to smoke.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t given up on this classic game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can gamble on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the social part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left a good many bingo players with little alternative.

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