Will the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

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An abundance has been reported in the press not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses afloat. But can the internet variation of this classic game present a escape, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo is an enduring game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. However the game of late had experienced a recent comeback in acceptance with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlors instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the cigarette ban all over Britain.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public location will not be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular places where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo from their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and smoke and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on online could never replace the communal portion of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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