Can the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Players On to the Web?

An abundance has been reported in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But can the online adaptation of this quintessential game present a lifeline, or will it in no way compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an established game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent return in popularity with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlors instead of the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the smoking ban all over Britain.

No more will enthusiasts be able to smoke at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public locations will not be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite locations where folks like to smoke.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo halls. Profits have plunged and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not cast aside this classic game?

The answer is on the net. Players know that they can play bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing on the internet could never replace the social part of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with little alternative.

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