Can the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

Much has been written in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big tax cuts to help keep the industry alive. But will the web version of this classic game present a escape, or will it never compare to its land based kin?

Bingo has been an ancient game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had witnessed a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the introduction of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

No more will gamblers be able to smoke at the same time marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most popular areas where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not forgotten this classic game?

The answer is online. People are now realizing that they can participate in bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and fag and in the end, have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the social portion of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a good many bingo players with little alternative.

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