Might the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

by Heath on July 5th, 2022

Much has been stated in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a result of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the internet adaptation of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an enduring game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had experienced a recent comeback in acceptance with younger people deciding to go to the bingo parlors rather than the bars on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the legislating of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be allowed to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored areas where players like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not forgotten this ancient game?

The answer is on the net. Players realize that they can bet on bingo using their computer while enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and still have a chance at big prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course playing online could never replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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