Could the Cigarette Ban in the UK Drive Bingo Players On to the Net?

A lot has been stated in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry being hit because of the anti smoking law in Britain. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the web adaptation of this classic game offer a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its real life relative?

Bingo is an classic game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had seen a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enacting of the anti smoking law throughout UK.

No longer will gamblers be allowed to smoke whilst marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite areas where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where have the players gone? Of course they have not given up on this enduring game?

The answer is on the internet. Players are now realizing that they can play bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and cig and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on online is unlikely to replace the communal part of going down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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