Will the Cigarette Ban in Britain Drive Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Brennen on April 2nd, 2024

An abundance has been reported in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti smoking law in Britain. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to help keep the businesses afloat. However can the web variation of this traditional game present a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an familiar game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had seen a recent return in acceptance with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a Friday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the enacting of the anti smoking law around United Kingdom.

No longer will players be allowed to puff on cigarettes while marking numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular places where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they have not cast aside this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Players know that they can enjoy bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the internet can never replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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