Can the Anti Smoking Law in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on November 11th, 2019

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A lot has been written in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the web adaptation of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it never compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an age old game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game recently had witnessed a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo parlors rather than the bars on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enforcement of the anti smoking law throughout UK.

No longer will players be able to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they haven’t abandoned this ancient game?

The answer is online. Players realize that they can enjoy bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and smoke and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course playing on the internet could never replace the social part of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the law has left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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