Will the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Web?

An abundance has been stated in the papers recently about the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However does the net adaptation of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo is an familiar game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game recently had witnessed a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlors in place of the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

No longer will gamblers be able to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t forgotten this established game?

The answer is on the net. People realise that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and fag and still enjoy massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing on the internet is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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