Will the Smoking Ban in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Players On to the Net?

An abundance has been written in the press just a while ago about the bingo industry struggling because of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. But does the net version of this quintessential game present a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an ancient game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent return in appeal with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo halls instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the smoking ban around United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most common areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already not allowed in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not cast aside this established game?

The answer is on the web. People are now realizing that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beer and smoke and still have a chance at monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the internet can never replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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