Could the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

Much has been stated in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However will the online adaptation of this traditional game provide a salvation, or will it not compare to its real life relative?

Bingo is an enduring game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had undergone a recent increase in popularity with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the legislating of the cigarette ban all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Surely they haven’t forgotten this established game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cig and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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