Might the Anti Cigarette Law in the UK Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

A lot has been talked in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to help keep the industry afloat. However can the web variation of this traditional game present a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo has been an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game of late had experienced a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti smoking law all over UK.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular areas where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the business is absolutely struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Surely they have not deserted this established game?

The answer is online. Gamblers know that they can enjoy bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beer and smoke and still enjoy monstrous jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the collective portion of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a group of people the law has left a good many bingo players with no choice.

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