Might the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

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Much has been reported in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the smoking ban in England. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the online adaptation of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it not compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an classic game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in appeal with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo parlours in place of the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to change with the legislating of the anti cigarette law across UK.

No more will gamblers be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite locations where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Surely they have not abandoned this classic game?

The answer is on the net. Players are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beer and smoke and in the end, enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the web is unlikely to replace the social part of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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