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

by Heath on January 31st, 2017

[ English ]

Much has been written in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in the UK. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But will the internet version of this classic game provide a escape, or will it in no way compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an established game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game of late had seen a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo parlours in place of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti smoking law all over Britain.

No longer will gamblers be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite locations where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlours. Profits have plummeted and the business is literally struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Surely they have not abandoned this age old game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers are now realizing that they can bet on bingo from their computer while enjoying a beverage and cig and still have a chance at massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course betting on on the internet could never replace the communal aspect of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the law has left a lot of bingo players with little option.

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