Will the Smoking Ban in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Heath on December 30th, 2018

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A lot has been written in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the cigarette ban in Britain. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to help keep the industry afloat. However will the web version of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo has been an established game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game recently had seen a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo parlours rather than the discos on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the cigarette ban across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while marking off their numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public location will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored areas where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. People realise that they can wager on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and in the end, enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course playing on the internet could never replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the rules have left many bingo players with little choice.

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