Might the Smoking Ban in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

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Much has been stated in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However will the internet variation of this traditional game present a escape, or might it in no way compare to its land based relative?

Bingo has been an age old game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had seen a recent return in popularity with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo halls instead of the discos on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the introduction of the smoking ban throughout UK.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke at the same time marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored places where many people like to smoke.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the industry is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Of course they haven’t forgotten this established game?

The answer is online. Gamblers realize that they can wager on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and cigarette and still enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the internet could never replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the rules have left a good many bingo players with no alternative.

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