Could the Smoking Ban in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

by Heath on September 16th, 2020

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Much has been stated in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive tax breaks to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However can the internet adaptation of this classic game present a lifeline, or will it not compare to its land based opposite?

Bingo has been an familiar game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had witnessed a recent return in appeal with younger people opting to go to the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the cigarette ban throughout Britain.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored locations where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo halls. Numbers have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they have not forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the web. People realise that they can enjoy bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and still have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the web can never replace the communal part of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the rules have left many bingo players with little alternative.

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