Will the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

by Heath on July 25th, 2022

A lot has been written in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to help keep the businesses alive. But will the web adaptation of this quintessential game provide a salvation, or will it not compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an enduring game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had undergone a recent resurgence in appeal with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlours instead of the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the enacting of the anti smoking law across UK.

No longer will players be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common places where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Of course they haven’t given up on this ancient game?

The answer is on the net. Players realize that they can wager on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cig and still have a chance at big prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the law has left many bingo players with little option.

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