Might the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on June 23rd, 2019

A lot has been written in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry being hurt because of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However can the internet adaptation of this classic game provide a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an familiar game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent comeback in acceptance with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enacting of the smoking ban all over England and Wales.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public locations will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most common locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlours. Numbers have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they have not forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. People realise that they can bet on bingo from their computer while enjoying a cocktail and fag and in the end, enjoy huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet could never replace the social part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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