Could the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Heath on March 15th, 2017

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An abundance has been talked in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hit because of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. But can the online variation of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo is an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. However the game of late had seen a recent comeback in popularity with younger people opting to go to the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law throughout UK.

No more will enthusiasts be able to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Certainly they have not forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the web. People realize that they can bet on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, have a chance at monstrous prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on online is unlikely to replace the social part of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a number of bingo players with no alternative.

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