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Smoking Ban Hits Bingo: Unlucky For Some

by | 11th, June 2007

070404bingo1.jpg AHEAD of next month’s introduction of the smoking ban, pubs and clubs are steeling themselves for what could be difficult times ahead.

The bingo industry in particular is expecting the ban to have a huge impact, with gambling group Gala Coral admitting that it expects to close around 12 of its bingo clubs if the impact of the ban in England is as severe as it has been in Scotland.

Since the no-smoking law came into effect north of the border, it has been the bingo industry that has suffered the most, with admissions declining sharply and prize money dropping. Additionally, players who would have previously frittered away their cash on the fruit machines during the interval are instead popping outside for a fag.

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