Can the Anti Smoking Law in the UK Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Heath on March 29th, 2019

Much has been written in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti smoking law in the United Kingdom. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the net variation of this traditional game offer a escape, or might it never compare to its real life relative?

Bingo has been an ancient game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had seen a recent resurgence in appeal with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti cigarette law throughout England and Wales.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public areas will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common locations where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo halls. Players have plummeted and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Surely they haven’t abandoned this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Players are now realizing that they can participate in bingo from their computer while enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with little alternative.

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