Can the Anti Cigarette Law in the UK Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Heath on April 18th, 2022

Much has been written in the press recently concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big tax cuts to help keep the industry alive. However does the net variation of this traditional game present a escape, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an ancient game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enacting of the anti cigarette law around England and Wales.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favored locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlors. Profits have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not forgotten this familiar game?

The answer is on the net. Players realise that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and fag and still have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the web is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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