Might the Smoking Ban in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Web?

by Heath on July 2nd, 2019

An abundance has been talked in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to help keep the businesses afloat. But does the web version of this traditional game offer a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo is an familiar game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had undergone a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law throughout United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t given up on this classic game?

The answer is on the net. Players realize that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and still enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing online is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with no alternative.

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