Might the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Heath on July 26th, 2021

A lot has been reported in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti smoking law in the United Kingdom. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to help keep the industry afloat. But will the online adaptation of this classic game offer a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an classic game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game of late had witnessed a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enacting of the smoking ban around England and Wales.

No more will enthusiasts be allowed to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite places where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Surely they have not given up on this classic game?

The answer is on the net. People know that they can play bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and still have a chance at monstrous jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on online can never replace the social part of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a good many bingo players with no option.

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