Could the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

by Heath on June 25th, 2023

A lot has been stated in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the smoking ban in the UK. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However does the net adaptation of this classic game offer a salvation, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo is an enduring game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger men and women deciding to go to the bingo parlors rather than the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law throughout UK.

No longer will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most popular areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they have not deserted this established game?

The answer is on the internet. People realize that they can bet on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and fag and still have a chance at massive jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing on the internet could never replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with little option.

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