Might the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Players Online?

by Heath on March 12th, 2016

A lot has been stated in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti smoking law in Britain. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive aid to help keep the businesses afloat. But can the web version of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or might it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an familiar game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had undergone a recent resurgence in appeal with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti smoking law all over England and Wales.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored areas where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t deserted this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. Players realise that they can participate in bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cig and still enjoy massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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