Could the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

by Heath on June 29th, 2018

Much has been stated in the press recently about the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But will the internet adaptation of this classic game present a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo is an established game generally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had seen a recent return in acceptance with younger people deciding to visit the bingo halls instead of the bars on a Saturday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the smoking ban across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public locations will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common places where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo halls. Players have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Certainly they have not deserted this enduring game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers know that they can play bingo using their computer while enjoying a beverage and cig and still enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet could never replace the social part of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the law has left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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