Will the Smoking Ban in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Brennen on June 20th, 2023

Much has been written in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the businesses alive. However can the web adaptation of this classic game present a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an age old game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo parlours in place of the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti cigarette law all over UK.

No more will gamblers be allowed to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t abandoned this age old game?

The answer is online. Players are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and still enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on on the internet could never replace the communal portion of going down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the rules have left a good many bingo players with no choice.

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