Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Players Online?

by Heath on September 26th, 2022

A lot has been reported in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry being hit as a result of the smoking ban in England. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. But will the web adaptation of this quintessential game offer a lifeline, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an enduring game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had seen a recent increase in popularity with younger people opting to go to the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti cigarette law around Britain.

Players will no longer be allowed to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular areas where players like to smoke.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlours. Players have plunged and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Surely they have not cast aside this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. Players know that they can gamble on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on on the net is unlikely to replace the collective portion of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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