Could the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Brennen on March 10th, 2024

Much has been reported in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the United Kingdom. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However will the web version of this classic game offer a lifeline, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo has been an established game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had seen a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enacting of the anti cigarette law throughout UK.

No longer will gamblers be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public locations will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common areas where folks like to smoke.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plummeted and the business is literally struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not given up on this age old game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can participate in bingo from their computer while enjoying a cocktail and smoke and in the end, have a chance at big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course gambling on online can never replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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