Will the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

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An abundance has been reported in the press recently concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the smoking ban in Britain. Conditions have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax cuts to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. But can the net adaptation of this classic game present a escape, or will it never compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an familiar game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game lately had experienced a recent return in acceptance with younger people deciding to hit the bingo parlours in place of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

No more will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t cast aside this established game?

The answer is on the web. People are now realizing that they can wager on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cigarette and in the end, enjoy monstrous jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the net can never replace the communal part of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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